NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakaboos, the award-winning mobile education platform that brings a library of interactive children's stories to life on digital devices, announces partnerships with major distributors including LeapFrog, Fuhu, Inc., Fingerprint Digital and OverDrive. Through these partnerships, Speakaboos reaches both institutional and consumer channels bringing a love of reading to homes, schools, and libraries worldwide.
"We're proud to announce partnerships with leaders in children's education and entertainment to bring Speakaboos to thousands more children in homes, classrooms, and libraries worldwide," said CEO & Co-Founder of Speakaboos, Neal Shenoy. "The demand for our literacy and language learning service and growing subscriber base is proof that ed tech companies can build strong, sustainable businesses through unique distribution partnerships."
Speakaboos stories are available for download from LeapFrog's award-winning LeapPad™ family of learning tablets including LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi via LeapFrog's App Center. Titles include The Ultimate Classic Story Collection, My Favorite Songs, and All About Animals, which was released on the platform on September 16th. "For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has helped millions of children reach their potential through powerful learning innovations including our LeapPad learning tablets," said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. "We are excited to offer Speakaboos stories to help motivate children to develop a love of learning, particularly reading, through our world-class learning library available in our LeapFrog Learning Library."
Speakaboos will provide interactive storybooks for Fuhu, Inc., the creator of award-winning nabi, the world's first full-feature Android tablet made for kids and the fastest growing private company in America two years in a row according to Inc. Magazine. Speakaboos will be pre-loaded on nabi tablets running on Fuhu's new software, Blue Morpho OS, that launched on nabi DreamTab HD 8 and nabi Big Tab HD. "We are dedicated to delivering enriching experiences in education and entertainment for kids in engaging ways. We are excited to partner with Speakaboos, a premier platform for digital reading to provide kids and their families a fun way to read the stories they love," said Scott Paley, SVP Business Development of Fuhu.
Speakaboos will be the anchor interactive storybook partner for Fingerprint Digital, the leading mobile edutainment platform. Fingerprint powers the Samsung KidsTime offering in Southeast Asia, featuring Speakaboos interactive stories and will be expanding globally to services such as Astro Malaysia and Sylvan Learning Centers. "The Speakaboos service is beloved by children throughout the world. Their focus on rich storytelling based on topics and characters that kids love is a perfect fit for our international audience," said Nancy MacIntyre, CEO, Fingerprint Digital.
Speakaboos is launching select stories from its catalog on the OverDrive platform, which is available in over 30,000 libraries and schools across the world. The OverDrive library will feature a mix of licensed and original stories from Speakaboos including titles from The Jim Henson Company (Sid the Science Kid), Charlesbridge and Orca, among others. "We're thrilled to add Speakaboos' Read to Me stories to our growing library of books as a new digital format," said Alexis Petric-Black, Manger of Accounts Services.
Speakaboos is an award-winning mobile education platform for early childhood literacy and language learning. Our mission is to build lifelong readers. Speakaboos features the largest catalog of interactive stories and songs developed by experts and delivered to children across all digital platforms. 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: http://corporate.speakaboos.com/