NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakaboos announced today the addition of ten Sesame Street music videos to its award-winning platform, which supports literacy skills and sparks a love of reading in children. The selection of content features popular characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby as well as iconic educational and entertaining Sesame Street vignettes, including "Ladybugs' Picnic" and "I Love My Hair." The timeless music videos can be accessed through the Speakaboos digital storybook library at home and on the go via the web or on the Speakaboos app for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
The Sesame Street titles on Speakaboos will be enhanced with read-along word highlighting in the platform's unique "Read to Me" mode to support literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. The Sesame Street content joins the extensive Speakaboos library of over 200 expertly curated digital storybooks categorized by high-interest topics featuring popular licensed characters, storybook classics and original interactive stories.
"Sesame Workshop is the gold standard for high-quality educational media, and Speakaboos is thrilled to welcome Sesame Street content to our award-winning digital reading platform," said Neal Shenoy, CEO and co-founder, Speakaboos. "Speakaboos subscribers will now be able to support their children's literacy skills with the help of Elmo, Cookie Monster and others in an extensive collection of engaging, enhanced sing-along music videos."
This launch of Sesame Street content on Speakaboos is the first licensing agreement between Sesame Workshop and the New York-based edtech company. The growing Speakaboos library has been recognized with numerous honors and awards by industry analysts as well as by parents and educators across the country who have seen their children and students engage in reading – and reading more – with Speakaboos.
"Sesame Street and Speakaboos are closely aligned in their missions to provide high-quality educational media to young children, making the company's unique digital educational platform a natural fit to feature our beloved characters," said Scott Chambers, SVP North America media and licensing. "We're excited to see Sesame Street content reach even more young learners on the Speakaboos platform, helping them grow smarter, stronger and kinder."
The complete list of Sesame Street titles launching on Speakaboos include the following, listed by roll-out date:
February 18, 2016:
February 22, 2016
- "Elmo's Song"
- "I Love My Hair"
- "Why Do I Love the Letter Y"
March 7, 2016
- "Abby Cadabby Sings I Love Words"
- "Sing After Me" with Ernie and Elmo
March 28, 2016
- "Ladybugs' Picnic"
- "Sesame Street Sings the ABC Song"
Parents and educators are invited to register for a Speakaboos account at www.Speakaboos.com and receive a free trial before signing up for a monthly or annual subscription. The Speakaboos app featuring the entire library for mobile devices can be downloaded for iOS through the App Store or for Android through Google Play.
Speakaboos is an award-winning reading motivation platform for early childhood literacy. The company's mission is to provide highly engaging and educational interactive stories that motivate every child to read. With over 200 interactive titles featuring rich illustrations, animated characters and story-driven touch-screen interactions that bring favorite stories to life, Speakaboos is designed to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and can be accessed on computers, tablets or mobile devices. Speakaboos is distributed to thousands of children in homes, schools and libraries globally in strategic partnership with the world's largest education, media and technology companies. For more information visit: www.speakaboos.com and keep up with the latest news on the Speakaboos blog at blog.speakaboos.com.
About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop's mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.