The awesomeness factor of Alicia Keys continues to soar. The latest proof: She’s just launched an app especially for children!
“The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee,” which launches today, is an interactive app starring a grandmother who uses her journals to teach her 7-year-old granddaughter through the examples of children from other cultures. (When kids aren’t watching the videos, they can explore LeeLee’s room, play games and even compose tunes on her piano.) The characters are based on Keys and her own grandmother, whom she calls her “defining light.”
But Keys, iVillage’s newest guest editor, admits that while she loves journaling – “[it] has been a really big part of my life” – she’s not always good at committing to it. She explains that she tried to keep a baby journal of her son, Egypt: “For the first year, I did pretty well.” Since then, however, she’s “a bit fallen off, I admit.”
It was while she was discovering the world of children’s music and DVDs that the singer-songwriter was inspired to create the app. Through it, kids can discover “people and cultures and places and sounds and music and life that we may never have been introduced [to] before.”
Of Egypt, now 2, Keys says, “He’s the best collaboration I’ve ever done, he’s the best song I ever wrote, the best experience I’ve ever had, the best show I’ve ever performed. He’s the best everything.”
“Mama Mae and LeeLee” is available through the Apple App Store for the iPad, iPhone and iTouch for $3.99.
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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