Luca & Friends Children’s App Wins NAPPA Award

App gets kids up and moving with fun, immersive educational games covering topics in English and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

 San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2022) – Luca & Friends, a groundbreaking app for children that uses AI technology to combine learning and fitness, has been named a winner in the 2022 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA).

The prestigious NAPPA program is one of the longest running awards programs in the country, and a go-to source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families. As a NAPPA winner, Luca & Friends will also be featured in an upcoming issue of L.A. Parent. NAPPA’s team of evaluators, along with parent and child testers, select the best baby gear, toys, apps, games, books, music, and other family must-haves as award winners. View Luca & Friends’ winning entry here: 

“With children spending more and more time in front of their screens, we wanted to create a way to make that time more educational and active. That’s why we created Luca & Friends,” said Wayne Chung, CEO of GOFA INTERNATIONAL, creator of the app. “We’ve had amazing feedback from families and we are honored that it has been selected by NAPPA’s judges as a must-have product for families.”

Luca & Friends is the first app in the U.S. to combine learning and fitness via cutting-edge AI motion technology. Designed for kids ages 4-8, the app provides an interactive learning experience in which children play games by moving to select the right answers.

Using basic movements and following simple directions, players might stretch or jump in order to “touch” or “catch” the right answers helping them build strength, endurance, coordination and flexibility while practicing English and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.

“This is an amazing app that actually shows your child on the screen doing various exercises,” commented one of the NAPPA judges. Other judges noted the app “will help children with their coordination and flexibility,” and that it is “a great movement break after time at a desk – while still learning.”

Luca & Friends is currently available for iPhone and Android devices via Google Play and the Apple App store. Key features include:

  • Educational Content – Luca & Friends offers over 100 lessons and activities covering English and STEM topics, with additional lessons added regularly.
  • Parent Dashboard – The Parent Dashboard shows parents the play history of their child and allows them to track their child’s progress.
  • Playback Mode – The app collects a short video of the player so they can see themselves move during gameplay.
  • Multiple Display Options – While the app is recommended for iPad and tablet use, players can also connect their device to a large-format smart TV through AirPlay or Chromecast and play in front of the larger screen.

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About Luca & Friends

Luca & Friends’ mission is to connect primary school-aged children to education, fitness and healthier habits through the use of AI technology. Its vision is to transform lifestyles every day through its mantra “Move, Learn. Play.” Powered by the AI technology of its parent company GOFA INTERNATIONAL, Luca & Friends is the first mobile device app in the U.S to combine learning and fitness via cutting-edge AI motion technology. It provides an immersive and interactive learning experience that gets kids moving while also strengthening their English and STEM skills. For more information, visit Follow Luca & Friends on Instagram.