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"5 out of 5 stars!"

Children's Technology Review

 

"5 out of 5 stars!"

TD Monthly Magazine

 

"Teacher's Pick - Best New Tech"

Parent & Child Magazine

"5 out of 5 - Awesome!"

Mac|Life Magazine

 

"Living up to it's name..."

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"#7 - Top 20 Interactive Games For Kids"

DisneyFamily.com

 

"5 out of 5 stars!"

Family Review Center

 
     
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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
parenting toolkit.

Feisty Frugal
FeistyFrugalAndFabulous.com | April 2009
Giggles Baby
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 your computer.

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Jolly Mom
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.

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Entrepreneur
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.

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All About Tots
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.

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Read To Know
ReadingToKnow.com | January 2009
Giggles Software
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 encouraging.)

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WTS Toy Review
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!

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Mommies With Style
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 out.

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Disney Family
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.

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All About Baby | December 2008
Product Review
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.

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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 for 2008.

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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.

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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

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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 to.

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Old Schoolhouse
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.

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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 keyboard.

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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 or
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 success" experience not only keeps children busy, but creates a feeling of empowerment that never gets stale.

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NY Daily News
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.

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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.

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Computer Shopper
Computer Shopper 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 head-start.


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!

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Celebrity Moms Love Giggles
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
Closing The Gap / DISKoveries Magazine | May 2008
Giggles Baby - ABC's & 123's featured in Special Needs Review
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
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.

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The Family Review Center
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 playground.

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Mac Edition Radio
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 digital playground.

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Parent Hacks
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.

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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 link below...)

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Toy Directory Monthly | February 1, 2007
TDmonthly's Psychologist Mom
Dr. Wright doesn’t 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 below...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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Best Products Media Guide | 2006
Best Innovations!
It’s 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...)

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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 link below...)

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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...)

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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 doing—adorable 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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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...)

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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 mark
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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Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby is an award winning software computer game for babies that allows baby to tap on the keys for adorable on-screen feedback and fun. Babies learn cause-and-effect as well as shapes, colors, animals, letters, numbers and more in a fun-filled uniquely baby friendly software. Crafted for babies 6 to 24 months old, each Giggles Baby title includes 14 activities and over 50 songs in 5 unique music styles. Each program comes with both English and Spanish language versions, and My Animal Friends is also available in Dutch and French language versions.


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