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Children's Technology Review | October 2009 Issue
Editor's Choice Award - * * * * * 5 OUT OF 5 STARS!
Looking for a baby or toddler's ideal first computer experience?
Available as a $20
download from www.giggles.net (think of it as an App for
your computer), for
Macintosh or Windows, Giggle's Computer Funtime for Baby:
My Musical World
expands on Leveractive's library of baby/toddler selections.
This title, with a musical
focus, succeeds in letting your busy child freely explore
a standard mouse/keyboard
interface, sans worry.
But peace of mind isn't the only objective here. Two new
play modes (play mode
and music mode) let children explore real musical fundamentals,
such as chords and a
whole note scale, that has been mapped to your computer
keyboard. A child can
discover 16 activities with 80 songs featuring accurately
sampled musical instruments.
For example, in Note By Note, children's key presses are
greeted by animated notation,
appearing on a staff line. The best part about this title
is the responsivity. Each key
press -- accidental or on purpose -- is greeted with a
bit of quality music.
Additional content includes two videos, in either English
and Spanish. If you share
a home with a busy baby or toddler and a computer, this
is an excellent addition to
FeistyFrugalAndFabulous.com | April 2009
There are other programs online geared towards babies but
the problem I found with using them with my son when he
was a baby is that he would still hit keys that would cause
pop-ups, or he could simply turn off the computer with
the push of a button. The first difference between those
sites and the Giggles Baby software is that the Giggles
Baby software essentially locks out everything else on
JollyMom.com | March 2009
Computer Funtime For Babies!
Ladies, I don't really know how to express in words how
much I love this software. Seeing Lucas really be able
to "discover" the computer, watching his face
light-up and hearing his glees of joy while playing the
Giggles games was such a treat for me. As you all know,
I have reviewed many baby products here on Jolly Mom. As
a mother, I have purchased even more than I have reviewed.
I have to say that the Giggles Funtime for Baby makes it
into my TOP 10 baby products EVER! I truly mean that! Every
child should have this software. It's a great way for them
to experience the computer, learn, and have fun.
Entrepreneur.com | February 2009
Giggles Baby Finds Synergy In Licensing
Award winning baby software maker Leveractive, LLC has signed an exclusive agreement
with Synergy Licensing, LLC to represent its Giggles Baby™, Giggles Toddler™,
Giggles Gang™ and other Giggles™ related properties to the infant
and children's market across all product categories.
AllAboutTots.com | January 2009
Giggles Baby Software
It used to be so hard for me to get anything done on the
computer. Then I found Giggles Baby Computer Software.
Now I get my turn on the computer and they get their turn
with their own computer software. I have a four year old
and a nineteen month old and both of them love Giggles.
They learn different animals and the ABC's and much more.
I have loved it and so will you.
ReadingToKnow.com | January 2009
This company has to be one of the most amazing providers of children's computer
programs out there. Designed for babies 6 months through 36 months old, they
are made for you to pop into your computer (PC or Mac) and then sit back and
relax, pretty much! Your child can whack away at any key on the computer keyboard
and no harm will come to your it. (For a non-technie like me - this is particularly
WTStoyReview.com | January 2009
WTS Toy Review Five Star Certified - * * * * * 5 OUT OF 5 STARS!
We'll start by saying our parents were amazed! Pop the CD into your computer
and let your baby have at it! Once the baby touches a key the real fun begins!
MommiesWithStyle.com | January 2009
Baby Can Play, Computer Files Are Locked Away!
My son loves to touch my laptop keyboard! He loves pressing
every single key! I can’t even tell you the number of times I have walked away and left my
laptop open and come back to a computer that isn’t working properly! It’s
quite frustrating. So when I heard about Giggles Computer
Funtime For Baby, I was intrigued to have my son try it
DisneyFamily.com | December 2008
Top 20 Interactive Games for Kids of Every Age
***Chosen as #7 out of Top 20 by DisneyFamily.com!***
Welcome your baby or toddler to your Mac or PC computer
with Giggles where they can bang, whack or mouth your keyboard
with no ill effects to your doctoral dissertation. That's
because any key results in a colorful animated routine.
All About Baby | December 2008
This software is awesome! It is great for babies and toddlers
that are just learning cause and effect. This is a favorite
pastime for my special needs daughter who is cognitively
at toddler age. Beautiful colors and moves as quickly as
her fingers do on the keyboard! You’ll love it.
Kiplinger.com | December 2008
12 Great Tech Toys For Tots
Giggles was chosen by Kiplinger.com as one of the 12 best tech toys for tots
BudgetBambinoGoodies.co.uk | December 2008
Review: Giggles Computer Game For Babies
We found it very easy to use. You are safe in the knowledge that no matter what
key your baby presses, your files on your computer are safe and sound. Whatever
key your baby presses, they are rewarded with fabulous sounds, colours, shapes,
and adorable animal characters.
MediaMacaroni.com | November 2008
What I Would Buy If I Was Shopping For...
People often ask me gift ideas for really specific kids,
so I’ve decided
to hop on the holiday gift guide bandwagon with both feet
and offer up some suggestions
Leslie's Life | November 2008
Product Review - Nursery Rhymes
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby is such an amazing product.
Haylee has always tired to be a "big girl" and
use mommies laptop. Now that we have this game is allowed
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine | October 2008 Issue
The Magazine For Homeschool Families
...The colorful, fun characters sing and talk to the babies and often do silly
things to make babies laugh. My favorite is watching my son tap on the keyboard
to make London Bridge fall down. He loves making it fall as the song goes on
in the background.
Thoughts From The Mrs. | October 2008 Issue
Review & Product Giveaway
Do you have a little one who wants to play on the computer just like you? That
can be very scary. You never know what they can do if you let them loose on the
Children's Technology Review | September 2008 Issue
Editor's Choice Award - * * * * * 4.9 OUT OF 5 STARS!
(Chosen as the Cover Story for this issue!)
If you share a home with babies or toddlers, you can't go wrong with the
computerized busy box. The fourth title in the Giggles CD-ROM series for Mac
Windows computers, each title allows babies or toddlers
(or adults) to merely bang on any key or move the mouse
to get a theme-related graphic or sound. This "accidental
not only keeps children busy, but creates a feeling of
empowerment that never gets stale.
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NY Daily News | September 2008
Tyke tech: Cool stuff for parents
If your tyke likes to bang away aimlessly on your computer keyboard, let him
at least get something out of it. Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby software
(giggles.net) provides colorful and musical feedback when tykes tap any part
of the keyboard, thus sharpening their manual coordination.
Toy Directory Monthly | August 2008
New Toys - Computers
Babies are introduced to the computer and learn cause-and-effect relationships
by being able to tap any key at all.
Magazine | July 2008 Issue
* * * * 4 out of 5 stars!
(excerpt) We tested the software with a six-month-old baby,
who enjoyed thumping on the keys and watching what happened
on the screen. She quickly came to associate the laptop
with entertainment, making Giggles an effective way of
introducing very young children to a PC. Now that the government
is introducing computer skills targets for pre-school children
(in the U.K.), Giggles is a useful way to give yours a
GreatProduct.Info | July 2008
Product Review - My Animal Friends
My daugher, 11 months old, LOVED this software, mostly because she can press
on all of the keys and they all make the program work. Some of the places you
can go are more entertaining than others but they are all nice. She learned how
to mimic a monkey from this software!
Distinctive Assets | May 2008
Mother's Day Promotion To Celebrity Moms
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby was chosen as an exclusive
gift by Distinctive Assets for it's Mother's Day Gift Baskets
given to celebrity moms. Celebrity moms such as Christina
Aquilera, Marcia Cross, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez,
Tori Spelling, Halle Berry, Jessical Alba, Salma Hayek,
and many more each recieved copies of Giggles Computer
Funtime For Baby titles My Animal Friends and ABC's & 123's.
Even celebrity moms love Giggles! The gifts, including
Giggles, were featured on the Today Show website and Tyra
Banks website in association with this promotion.
Closing The Gap / DISKoveries Magazine | May 2008
Giggles Baby - ABC's & 123's featured in Special
Although not specifically designed for Special Needs, this
Macintosh and Windows program is an excellent cause and
effect program that can be used with single switch, spacebar,
or press any key. A great way to work on cause and effect,
switch skills, etc. within the context of language learning
and early literacy.
MacWorld.com | February 2008
Nursery Rhymes Game Debuts For Tots
Nursery Rhymes is aimed at babies and toddlers who want
to tap the keys on a computer keyboard for on-screen feedback.
The software safely "locks out" the rest of the
computer, so you don't have to worry about your little
one accidentally deleting files or messing up the computer.
Family Review Center | January 2008
* * * * * 5 out of 5 Stars!! - 3 Great Titles -
3 Great Ways To Play
Bringing home baby’s first computer game will make parents happy, too!
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby interactive programs from Leveractive are well
designed for the little curious ones who want to understand the world around
them. Giggles are full of a variety of learning tools to interact with the computer,
combined in a layered format that keeps young children entertained for hours,
which makes parents giggle with delight watching their progeny explore the digital
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MacEditionRadio.com | January 2008
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby Brings Cyber
Happiness to Young Learners
Bringing home baby’s first computer game will make
parents happy, too! Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby interactive
programs from Leveractive are well designed for the little
curious ones who want to understand the world around them.
Giggles are full of a variety of learning tools to interact
with the computer, combined in a layered format that keeps
young children entertained for hours, which makes parents
giggle with delight watching their progeny explore the
ParentHacks.com | January 2008
GIGGLES SOFTWARE FOR BABIES & TODDLERS
Babies of geeks love technology. From the buttons on the answering machine to
the bright light of the cell phone screen, their internal compasses seem to be
set toward microchips and motherboards.
Mac|Life Magazine | July 2007 Issue
Editor's Choice Award - * * * * * 5 out of 5 stars!
When your baby is having a mashing good time on your Mac, arms and hands flailing
away at your keyboard, you might as well have Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby
installed. (...more at link below...)
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Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine | June/July 2007 Issue
P & C Picks!
Designed for pareents and kids to play together, the third edition of the Giggles
software line has 50 songs and 14 activities that allow your curious child to
safely explore the keyboard. (...more at link below...)
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Forbes.com | June 19, 2007
Bringing Up BabyTech
Maybe you don't want to invest in a piece of hardware for your baby to use with
your computer. If you're watching closely, the standard keyboard will do just
fine. Giggles' software, part of a growing industry known as ''lapware,'' will
lock down all the grown-up functions of the computer to create a safe environment
for banging on the keyboard (...more at link below...)
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Children's Technology Review | May 2007 Issue
Editor's Choice Award - * * * * * 4.8 OUT
OF 5 STARS!
Here's good news for parents who have computers and keyboard-seeking
toddlers under the same roof. This third edition of the
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby (ABC's & 123's) contains more of the same highly
responsive experiences. (...more at link below...)
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USA Today | April 13, 2007
Entertain Baby On Your Computer - * * * * * 5 OUT OF 5 STARS!
If your baby is fascinated with your computer, Giggles
Computer Funtime For Baby - ABC's & 123's and Giggles
Computer Funtime For Baby - My Animal Friends are two good
options for creating a safe, interactive environment for
the little one. These keyboard-tapping software titles
protect adult files from the baby and provide simple but
stimulating environments in which to play. (...more at
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Toy Directory Monthly | February 1, 2007
TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom
Dr. Wright doesnt just look at toys; she analyzes
them. In and out of the box, she scrutinizes them for playability,
appropriateness and educational value. (...more at link
Super Cool Baby | November 22, 2006
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby Software
Anderson recently discovered the computer keyboard. Whenever we try to use
the computer while he is sitting on our laps, he reaches out to pound on the
keyboard. (...more at link below...)
Yahoo! Tech | November 15, 2006
Are the Little Ones Coming over for the Holidays?
I'm quaking in my boots already. As an empty nester, I'll forever miss having
kids around and forever love having them come home ... This one is meant to
entertain your youngest guests while you eat and keep your files safe from
harm. (...more at link below...)
About.com : Toys | November 6, 2006
Giggles Baby Software - A Treat For Your Baby!
Imagine it raining cats and dogs - literally! Now your baby can watch it happen
with the Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby - My Animal Friends, a special interactive
software package which runs on your PC or MAC. (...more at link below...)
Best Products Media Guide | 2006
Its great fun, it locks out the system keeping valuable files safe. 14
activities, and over 60 songs provide countless fun, laughter and love. (...more
at link below...)
The Journal News | August 28, 2006
'Lapware' introduces babies to computers
I have a houseload of colorful plastic toys, stuffed animals and peekaboo storybooks but
there's one toy my year-old daughter is absolutely convinced is the most fun:
my PC. Why else would I spend hours every day playing with it? (...more at
USA Today | May 5, 2006
Software Brings Out Babies' Giggles
If you occasionally sit with your baby on your lap while trying to sneak a
peek at your e-mail, you might be interested in a new software title called
Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby: Shapes. Tim Leverett, a computer professional
whose own son wanted to sit on his lap while he worked at the computer, created
this software as a way "to share more laughter and fun with my own child. (...more
at link below...)
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Clever Parents | May 5, 2006
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby™
When Tim Leverett's son, TJ, was a baby he enjoyed tapping at dad's keyboard
while Tim worked away designing ad campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Intrigued
by TJ's budding computer interest, Tim searched for educational software titles
for babies and infants. Finding none that satisfied him, Tim decided to create
his own. (...more at link below...)
The New York Times | May 4, 2006
It's Baby's First Video Game, No Joystick Required
Living up to its name, Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby transforms a Mac or
PC into a busy box. A baby sitting in your lap can bash, mouth or click the
keyboard with few worries, other than a bit of drool. (...more at link below...)
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Cookie | May & June, 2006 Issue
Reviews: Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby
Your baby wants to do whatever she sees you doingadorable when she pretends
to read the newspaper; not so much when she pounds on your computer keyboard.
Enter Giggles... (...view PDF below...)
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Parents | May, 2006 Issue
Parents To Parents Goody Bag
With this simple software, your baby hits any key, and shapes explode, colors
pop, and funky sound effects delight. (...view PDF below...)
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Toy Directory Monthly | April 25, 2006
Children's Media Outgrows Its Infancy
Over the past few years, the children's media market has been growing at an
astounding pace. The new companies entering the arena on a regular basis have
expanded well beyond teaching kids their ABCs and 123s. (...more at link below...)
EdutainingKids.com | March, 2006
Babies Tap Out Giggles
Since Reader Rabbit, we've been waiting for a software title designed for babies
that we can recommend wholeheartedly. Giggles: Shapes (Computer Funtime for
Babies) is such a title. (...more at link below...)
Toy Fair Times | February 17, 2006
Babies Tap Out Giggles
Entrepreneur Tim Leveret, founder of interactive media and software development
company, Leveractive, LLC, believes that babies love computer keyboards. (...more
in pdf below...)
Full PDF, 209k
Spilling the Beans | February 12, 2006
Blizzard in the Big Apple
Toy Fair is filled with uncommon and questionable sights. And lots of toys.
My pick of the day today is actually a software product. We don't carry any
computer software right now, but I really liked Giggles Computer Funtime for
Baby. (...more at link below...)
The Paper PC | February 13, 2006
Babies at the PC? Toy Fair Gets Giggles
They say it's never too early to start teaching a toddler how to use a computer,
but software for babies? Don't laugh, but a giggle may be in order. (...more
in pdf below...)
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PlayThings Magazine | February 10, 2006
New Products Showcase | Getting technical - Keying in
The PC- and Mac-based game, Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby keyboard tapping
software from Leveractive, Rochester, N.Y., encourages children to tap, and
getting familiar with, the keys on the keyboard. (...more in pdf below...)
Full PDF, 116k
Toy Directory Monthly | February 6, 2006
New & Notable Toys: CD-ROM
Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby by Leveractive, LLC
Shapes is the first title from the new Giggles Computer Funtime for Baby line.
The CD-Rom is set up so that whenever a child touches the keyboard, she is
rewarded by fun, on-screen sounds and adorable dancing, flying and spinning
shapes. (...more in pdf below...)
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PlayThings Magazine | January 1, 2006
New To The Show - First-time Toy Fair attendees look to make their
It doesn't take a genius to figure out the innovation is the lifeblood of any
growing industry, and nothing could be more accurate than describing innovation
as the driving force in the toy industry. It may not be the biggest exhibitor
on the floor who has the next big thing. In fact, it may be a modest booth
tucked away in a corner of the Javitz Center that spurs the next toy phenomenon.
(...more in pdf below...)
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