SEATTLE, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Fish Market, the creators of the online children's book service A Story Before Bed (http://www.astorybeforebed.com), announced today they are giving away 100,000 free children's books online to deployed and deploying parents serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to Jackson Fish co-founder Jenny Lam, "A Story Before Bed was launched almost a year ago to help parents and grandparents connect with their kids and grandkids through reading. One of the first thoughts we had once we decided to build A Story Before Bed was that we should give the service away free to parents in the military. These are people who spend weeks, months, or longer away from their children in service to their country. We think the least we can do is give them a way to stay connected with their distant families while they're away."
Jackson Fish Market launched A Story Before Bed as the first and (still) only service that lets parents and grandparents record videos of themselves reading children's picture books to their kids. Children can watch the stories in a Web browser or in the exclusive A Story Before Bed app for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
Military parents can register for a free subscription on the A Story Before website at http://www.astorybeforebed.com/military. They'll receive a free subscription, which entitles them to record any of 25 books currently included in the "subscription collection." Recordings combine a video of the reader along with full screen images of the pages of the book being recorded. The video and audio are synchronized to the pages of the book allowing the viewer to jump to any part of the book, or have a page reread to them as often as they like. Recordings are accessible indefinitely, even after the subscription period runs out.
In early testing of the program, Jackson Fish Market has already given away 3,400 recordings. The company is asking its fans for help giving away the remaining 96,600 recordings by getting the word out via Facebook, YouTube, and other social media outlets.
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