Award-winning Storybook Service, Speakaboos, Premiers iPad App That Inspires A Love Of Reading In Children
All-star team from Nick Jr., PBS Kids, Scholastic, and HIT Entertainment team up with major publishers including The Jim Henson Company, ABRAMS and DK to nurture early readers
NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platform storybook subscription service Speakaboos -- whose Web site platform is enjoyed by thousands of children in homes, classrooms and libraries -- launches its first iPad application.
The Speakaboos app introduces children ages 2-6 to an ever expanding library of more than 150 storybooks with rich interactive features. The app will encourage kids to read and keep them reading more by providing on-the-go access via mobile devices…just in time for summer!
The Speakaboos service was developed by Dr. Alice Wilder -- the mind behind research and testing for Blue's Clues and SuperWHY! -- and the development team that built NickJr.com. Dr. Alice carefully curates Speakaboos' library around children's interests and tests each story with kids to ensure reading comprehension and engagement, the first time, this approach has been applied to children's books.
Speakaboos' titles are from well-known publishers and content owners such as The Jim Henson Company, ABRAMS, and Charlesbridge and include beloved classics such as The Three Little Pigs and new storybooks such as The Haunted Party, Aggie and Ben, and The ABC Song, with additional titles added weekly. Within the app, stories come alive through captivating narration, read-along text, animated characters, story-based games and touchscreen interactions that support comprehension.
"Speakaboos is the perfect solution for parents who want their children to be engaged AND educated during digital screen time. By bringing stories to life in a child-directed experience, we are inspiring children to read and read more -- our Web site subscribers read more than 40 storybooks per month on average," said Noelle Millholt, COO and Co-Founder of Speakaboos. "Best of all, families can access a library of stories affordably, for less per month than the price of a single app."
The Speakaboos app is free to download in the App Store and comes with three free stories that users can keep forever. Families can subscribe for as little as $4.99 per month or annually for $39.99 (for a limited time) giving them access anywhere, anytime and on any device to the full Speakaboos library. Android and iPhone applications will be released in upcoming months.
Speakaboos is an award-winning subscription service that delivers educational, entertaining, interactive picture books to children 2 - 6 years old. Speakaboos features one of the largest catalogs of children's interactive picture books developed in partnership with leading publishers such as The Jim Henson Company, ABRAMS, DK, Orca and Charlesbridge. Speakaboos is enjoyed on computers, tablets, and mobile devices and is used by thousands of students in hundreds of homes, classrooms and libraries worldwide. Speakaboos educational value has been recognized by the American Library Association, Education World, the Aspen Institute and O'Reilly Media. For more information, please visit www.speakaboos.com
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