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New "iPad Apps for Kids" Book Features Eddy's Number Party! From Scientific Learning as One of the Best Kid-Friendly Apps

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OAKLAND, Calif., April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With over a half-million apps in the App Store, choosing the best iPad apps for children can be daunting. One app being touted as one of "the best kid-friendly apps iPad has to offer" is Eddy's Number Party!™, part of the KindersparkTM series from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL). Eddy's Number Party! was selected from thousands of apps to be featured in the new book, "iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies," by Jinny Gudmundsen, Kid Tech columnist for USA Today and Gannett News, and editor-in-chief of the Computing with Kids Ezine.

Part of the long-running "For Dummies" series of books, "iPad Apps for Kids" aims to cut through the clutter and point parents to the best apps for kids of all ages. Each app is author-tested to save parents hours of searching to find the best apps for their children.

Eddy's Number Party! is featured in Chapter 16, which covers learning apps for math. In this kindergarten readiness app, young children practice counting, matching numbers, and improving memory and attention, while preparing for Eddy the dog's surprise party. Children collect balloons, toss presents, track party hats, and earn fun "talking" stickers as they master important foundational concepts. In addition, Grown-Up Central gives parents a tour of all game levels, access to child's "report card" showing progress, and information about the research behind the games.

On the page dedicated to Eddy's Number Party!, the author says, "What makes this math app so good is its support system and the way it automatically adapts in difficulty. The app watches how your child responds to its educational material and adjusts its content accordingly. It offers hints when your child is stuck and even activates helpful demos at crucial times... This built-in support is rare in children's apps and makes this app rise above hundreds of other counting apps."

The Eddy's Number Party! app is $2.99 (USD) and is available worldwide through the App Store in the Education Games category.

About Kinderspark

Designed for children ages 3-6 years old, Scientific Learning's Kinderspark is a collection of fun, engaging iPad games designed by education professionals and leading scientists to help young learners build kindergarten readiness skills and lay the foundation to excel in learning.

About Scientific Learning Corp.

We accelerate learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning's results are demonstrated in over 270 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Learners can realize achievement gains of up to two years in as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.

Today, more than 2.7 million learners have used Scientific Learning software products. We provide our offerings directly to parents, K–12 schools and learning centers, and in more than 45 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.scientificlearning.com or call toll-free 888-810-0250.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Hallie Smith Director of Marketing Scientific Learning Corporation (619) 795-6509 HSmith@scilearn.com Investor Contact: Jane Freeman Chief Financial Officer Scientific Learning Corporation (510) 625-6710 JFreeman@scilearn.com

Source:Scientific Learning Corporation