Watch, play with, interact with and dress up animals while learning the names of fourteen farm animals in nine different languages: English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu and Gujarati. 

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Shoonya Farm Animals will educate and entertain. It includes three different modes: Create, Play and Watch. The three modes offer different ways to teach your child the names of 14 farm animals as well as common phrases in nine languages. The nine languages include English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu and Gujarati. 

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NBC NEWS: Festival Brings Online South Asian Children's Content Community into Real Life - OCT 31 2016, 8:40 AM ET

When Preethi Chandrasekhar helped launch Indian Moms Connect (IMC) — a South Asian-focused parenting blog — in 2011, there weren't many resources available about children's content, she said. That's why, after five years of reviewing books and providing tips online, her organization will be hosting its first Festival of South Asian Children's Content this weekend.

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Loved the characters and the bright colors.

Thursday, March 13, 2015 - Indian Moms Connect 


What we like about the app was:

  • First and foremost the animations. Loved the characters and the bright colors. All the Hindi alphabets are shown as the feathers of peacock and clicking individual feather takes you to the character.

  • Puzzles for each alphabet. Kids who love puzzles will love this app for sure. These puzzles makes the app more interesting.

  • The other main thing is they try to teach Indian culture along with alphabets. Each and every alphabet associates some thing from India.

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iPad App Uses Cartoon Characters to Teach Hindi

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 pm - INDIA WEST 

San Leandro, Calif. — Using a host of colorful cartoon characters such as an owl and a butterfly, iPad app “Hindi Play & Learn” aims to create an interactive Hindi learning experience while exploring Indian culture at the same time.

Launched by Rashi Bahri Chitnis, the CEO, co-founder and creative director of Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Shoonya, the app has 49 original cartoon characters that teach letter associations and showcase the diversity and culture of India through their appearance. For example, Owl is a cricketer, while Mango hails from Gujarat and plays dandiya, Tamarind is from the state of Maharashtra, Rabbit is from Tamil Nadu, Fish hails from Kashmir and Sugarcane is from Punjab, among others.

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Help Kids Re-Connect with India

C-24 Oct 17, 2014/ Diwali Special - INDIA JOURNAL


In this month of festivities, Shoonya, an edutainment company Based in Santa Barbara, California just created the perfect Diwali gift for children, through its launch of 'Hindi Play & Learn' that has become the fastest grown Hindi app on the app store. Now, learning about Indian culture and its language just became fun, cool and interactive, thanks to 'Hindi Play and Learn'

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