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Photo Release -- Speakaboos Launches Celebrity-Narrated Children's Story iPhone App

(August 04, 2010)

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Speakaboos, the growing publisher of celebrity-narrated digital children's storybook videos today released, Stories2Go an iPhone application that allows kids and their parents to enjoy children's stories from an iPhone or iPod Touch. The easy-to-use app features five beloved stories narrated by celebrities including John Krasinski, Nick Cannon and Christopher Meloni. Stories2Go includes such timeless classics as:




  • "The Wheels on the Bus"

     


  • "Old McDonald"

     


  • "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

     


  • "Aladdin"

     


  • "The Little Half-Chick"



















Stories2Go (a)
















Stories2Go (b)





Photos accompanying this release are available at



http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7817


http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7818




"Parents and children love Speakaboos, but are often looking for a way to take the experience with them," says Noelle Millholt, associate publisher for Speakaboos. "With our new app, parents can tap into engaging educational children's entertainment in a safe environment; even while on-the-go."



As with all Speakaboos storybook videos, as the stories are read aloud, captions appear on the screen teaching children word recognition, engaging them in conversation, and introducing important lessons and themes. While children will delight in being able to tap into fun entertainment, parents will rest assured that their children are learning.



Stories2Go is the first of a series of Speakaboos iPhone applications, continuing the company's mission to provide children and parents with educational content in kid-friendly environments. Speakaboos is also developing additional versions of Stories2Go, focused on folk tales, fairy tales, nursery rhymes and fables. Shake&Learn, a flashcard application that teaches children their ABCs is currently in development, and will make use of the iPhone's accelerometer, so kids can literally "shake" and learn.



To download Stories2Go please visit:



http://speakaboos.com/apps/stories2go



About Speakaboos



Speakaboos is a publisher of children's digital content celebrating literary properties such as Curious George, Snow White and Arthur through the voices of celebrities including Kelly Ripa, John Krasinski, Nick Cannon, Kevin Bacon and Christopher Meloni. Speakaboos features storybook videos, educational activities, games and contests. The website's first release, the Arthur Celebrity Audiobook, earned a Teacher's Choice Award from Scholastic and was featured in Parenting and Family Circle, PBS Kids and "The View." The company was also chosen by Universal Pictures and PBS to create interactive promotional web features for the film Despicable Me and PBS' Super Why! For more information about Speakaboos please visit: www.speakaboos.com/corporate/about.


CONTACT: Speakaboos
Nicole Alvarez
(646) 660-9434
nicole@speakaboos.com

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