Welcome!

News Feed Item

Renowned Mobile Education Industry Player, Speakaboos, Launches App for iPhone and iPod touch

Company Announces an Expanded Digital Library through Partnerships with Leading Publishers

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Speakaboos, the award-winning mobile education platform that brings well-known children's stories to digital devices through interactive storybooks, today announced the launch of the Speakaboos App for iPhone and iPod touch, along with an update to its existing iPad app. Additionally, the company announced the launch of new titles from The Jim Henson Company, HIT Entertainment, and Scholastic Media/Weston Woods.  

The Speakaboos App for iPhone and iPod touch features user-friendly character navigation and an optimized design for the smaller screen size, inviting children as young as two years old to access a library of favorite stories and songs wherever they go. Speakaboos now features two additional reading categories: Robots and Dinosaurs, giving young readers more stories around their favorite topics that will get them reading more and more. The app is free to download on the App Store and users can explore their first 3 stories for free - an unlimited subscription service is available for $4.99 a month, $26.99 for 6 months and $49.99 for a year. Speakaboos has received universally positive customer reviews and is a top 20 service in both the Kids and Books categories on the App Store.

Additionally, Speakaboos has partnered with some of the most recognizable names in children's entertainment and is excited to announce its most recent content partnerships with The Jim Henson Company, the leader in family entertainment, Scholastic Media, a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web, and HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading preschool entertainment companies and a division of Fisher-Price, Inc.

Speakaboos will feature new stories and songs from the Henson™ catalog including three new "Sid The Science Kid" titles - "Rollie Pollies," "Reused Robot" and "Hello Doggies."   Children's favorites from the Scholastic Media's Weston Woods videos include "Wheels on the Bus," "I Stink!" and "Is Your Mamma A Llama?"  The new titles will be live on the Speakaboos App in August and will be expanded upon in weeks and months to come. This fall, Speakaboos will release titles from HIT Entertainment including stories from Thomas and Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™ and The Next Steps™.

"'Sid the Science Kid' is a natural fit for the Speakaboos platform," says Anna Jordan, Vice President of Digital Development and Interactive Media for The Jim Henson Company. "These stories, available through such a well-established partner in children's literacy, will further encourage and inspire kids to question, explore and observe the world around them, just like their good friend Sid."

"Scholastic Media is delighted to make our classic and most-loved Weston Woods videos available to children through Speakaboos.  We believe Speakaboos is an ideal platform to help bring our titles to the digital market place," said Leslye Schaefer, SVP Marketing & Consumer Products, of Scholastic Media.  

"It's been wonderful working with Speakaboos to translate some of our most beloved properties and characters into interactive digital stories," said Henry Hsiao, Senior Director, Marketing and Digital Media, HIT Entertainment. "This new partnership extends the stories that HIT Entertainment tells into a new experience that is fun and educational for fans of our brands."

"We've seen over 1 million books read on our iPad app since our launch a year ago, and we're thrilled to give kids one more way to engage in reading on the iPhone and iPod touch," says Noelle Millholt, COO & Co-Founder at Speakaboos. "We are honored to work with highly acclaimed partners like The Jim Henson Company, Scholastic, and HIT Entertainment to help bring favorite characters and beloved stories to Speakaboos." 

Recognized by the American Library Association and Education World, Speakaboos is designed by educators and used by thousands of teachers and children in classroom and homes worldwide.  The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) recognizes the learning platform as an HONORS winner and a Go-To Source for Quality Products from Families.  

The Speakaboos App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com.

About Speakaboos
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

Speakaboos Press Contact:
Lori Jung, [email protected]
Jen Rogers, [email protected]

SOURCE Speakaboos

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Creating replica copies to tolerate a certain number of failures is easy, but very expensive at cloud-scale. Conventional RAID has lower overhead, but it is limited in the number of failures it can tolerate. And the management is like herding cats (overseeing capacity, rebuilds, migrations, and degraded performance). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, discusse...
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
Apache Hadoop is a key technology for gaining business insights from your Big Data, but the penetration into enterprises is shockingly low. In fact, Apache Hadoop and Big Data proponents recognize that this technology has not yet achieved its game-changing business potential. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, John Mertic, director of program management for ODPi at The Linux Foundation, will explain why this is, how we can work together as an open data community to increase adoption, and the i...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, ...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
Big Data has been changing the world. IoT fuels the further transformation recently. How are Big Data and IoT related? In his session at @BigDataExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will explore the interplay of Big Data and IoT. He will anatomize Big Data and IoT separately in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. He will then analyze the relationship between IoT and Big Data, specifically the drilldown of how the 4Vs of Big Data (Volume, Variety,...