This post is in partnership with  Play Forward's Stan Lee’s Kids Universe .

This post is in partnership with Play Forward's Stan Lee’s Kids Universe.

My four year old has a big imagination. If you were to drop by our house (please call or text first) at almost any time you would see an elaborate battle set up. It may span two levels with multiple side plots but he could explain the good guys and the bad guys from the captain down to the minions.

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But also like any four year old, he loves a little screen time. When we do screen time we want to make sure it is something that fosters creativity. Dex T-Rex is the first character from Stan Lee’s Kids Universe. Dex loves to play but can sometimes be a little rough. Kids following Dex can watch him learn and grow critical social skills like understanding how their actions affect others.

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Developed by Playing Forward, a transformational technology studio that creates digital experiences that ignite children’s imaginations, the apps are specifically designed to support kids’ social-emotional development through entertaining storytelling, movie-quality visual effects, and the use of Augmented Reality. According to studies, social emotional development is key to success in school and in life. Playing Forward is dedicated to giving every child the very best shot at a happy childhood and a successful adulthood.

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While I love everything that is behind this app, Will just thinks it’s fun. There is an option to just read the Dex T-Rex story like a book. Or there is an augmented reality option that puts Dex right in your real world. Here Dex is on our living room coffee table!


The app is easy to navigate. Toggling between the story and the AR is seamless.


Even the older kids couldn’t resist holding a monarch butterfly over their hand!



To celebrate the launch of these fun new apps, Playing Forward is holding a contest with the Grand Prize being a whirlwind STEAM-powered weekend of play and exploration in Manhattan! The prize will include a two night stay, meals, transportation and museum tickets for a family of four including personalized experiences at the Natural History Museum and the Children’s Museum of the Arts.



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