EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, and Putumayo Kids today announced a partnership to bring Putumayo music to LeapFrog's award-winning multimedia platforms. Putumayo Kids music is now available for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center for LeapPad1 and the recently launched LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS.
This new partnership marks the first time Putumayo Kids albums will be offered digitally, giving LeapFrog exclusive digital distribution rights through 2012. As with all LeapFrog educational content, Putumayo Kids music offers a fun and engaging way for kids to learn. "Putumayo Kids: European Playground," "Putumayo Kids: Cowboy Playground" and "Putumayo Kids: Jazz Playground" albums are now available in the LeapFrog App Center for LeapFrog multimedia learning platforms, and "Putumayo Kids: World Sing-Along" will be available in early November. The Putumayo Kids albums will join the library of hundreds of educational games, eBooks, videos, music and more that have been reviewed and approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of learning experts to be part of the LeapFrog App Center.
"We recognize the importance of educating children about world cultures at an early age, and what better way to do this than with music?" said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. "We are thrilled that Putumayo Kids has partnered with us exclusively to release their kid's collection for the first time digitally on our platforms. With Putumayo Kids' award-winning music in the App Center, kids can now take a multicultural musical adventure and learn about the world on their LeapPad or LeapsterGS."
"Putumayo Kids: European Playground" features a lively and engaging selection of family-friendly music from contemporary artists from across Europe. "Putumayo Kids: Cowboy Playground" is a collection of songs by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky and Don Edwards with favorites including "Home on the Range" and "Happy Trails." "Putumayo Kids: Jazz Playground" is a collection of international jazz songs, from bebop and swing to Latin and African jazz, pairing sophisticated sounds with kid-friendly lyrics. "Putumayo Kids: World Sing-Along" includes an international cast of top children's music artists performing songs designed for family sing-alongs.
"Putumayo Kids was created to inspire children to learn about the world through fun, upbeat collections of music," said Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo Kids. "We are excited to offer our albums on LeapFrog's award-winning learning platforms and to make our collections available to millions of parents and kids."
Availability Putumayo Kids albums are now available for purchase (MSRP $10, for children 3 years and up) in the LeapFrog App Center. The LeapFrog App Center can be accessed through the LeapFrog Connect Application for LeapPad1, LeapPad2 and LeapsterGS. LeapPad1 (MSRP $79.99, for children ages 4-9), LeapPad2 (MSRP $99.99, for children ages 3-9) and LeapsterGS (MSRP $69.99, for children ages 4-9) are currently available at major retail locations and at www.leapfrog.com.
For more information on LeapPad1, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS and other LeapFrog products, visit www.leapfrog.com.
About LeapFrog LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Come see the learning at www.leapfrog.com.
Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to the world through engaging international music, books and other media. For more information about Putumayo Kids releases and events, visit www.putumayokids.com.