BBC launches new app for children's content

The BBC has launched a new app to deliver children's content, as part of an overhaul of its offering for three to five-year-olds.

The BBC has announced some new features for children, improving the digital offering for the under-fives. It includes a new app and bedtime stories delivered by smart speakers, bringing the likes of Dolly Parton and Jessica Ennis-Hill into the home with the simple command, “Open CBeebies”.

The new Get Creative app, which has launched just in time for half term, gives children the opportunity to design their own toy, direct an episode of CBeebies themselves and create music.

Little ones can also choose a CBeebies buddy to guide them through the app, with characters from Hey Duggee, Bitz and Bob and Go Jetters available.

Lucie McLean, head of childrens products for BBC Design & Engineering, said: "Get Creative is a brilliant example of how we are offering children new and exciting ways to interact with their favourite CBeebies' characters.

“The app aims to spark kids' imaginations through fun, exploratory experiences and open-ended play, and I'm sure parents and children alike will enjoy getting creative this half-term."

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