September 13, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Washington, District Of Columbia - Tales2Go is pleased to announce today it was awarded a prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award(R) as one of the very best mobile apps that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity.
Parents' Choice has been reviewing and recommending quality children's media for more than 33 years. According to Parents' Choice Foundation, "Tales2Go is both a great entertainment buy and valuable tool for parents to promote a love of words and reading to their children." Tales2Go received a Parents' Choice Gold Award for its on-demand, mobile audio story service, available in the Apple App Store and leading school distributors such as National School Products, LearningStore and Learning.com's Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace.
Parents' Choice Foundation's panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels. The Parents' Choice Awards program has established the benchmarks of achievement in children's media. Approximately 20% of those items submitted to the Parents' Choice Awards(R) program receive a commendation in one of the six award levels: Classic, Gold, Silver, Recommended, Approved, and Fun Stuff, underscoring the influential and celebrated achievement of being honored with a commendation from the Parents' Choice Awards program.
"We are honored to be recognized by Parents' Choice as being an innovative and trusted platform for audio stories from leading publishers and storytellers," said William Weil, Co-Founder and CEO of Tales2Go. "Listening to audio books has been shown to foster critical listening and comprehension skills and excite kids about reading and literature. Kids who think reading is pleasurable will read more, be more advanced readers and succeed academically. And, oh yeah, kids love listening to stories."
"Tales2Go brings the art of storytelling into the always-connected mobile age," said Claire Green, president of Parents' Choice Foundation. "Tales2Go offers stories for bedtime, to smooth bumps in the road, to render highway traffic powerless, or just to please. This is a reader/listener's dream come true."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Tales2Go 2.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Tales2Go is an award-winning subscription service/app that offers parents and caregivers instant, on-demand, and unlimited access to over 1,200 great kids' audio stories to stream to their iPhones, iPod touches and iPads - to play in the car (on the way to school, soccer or a family car trip), at home or on-the-go. Tales2Go features the best in kids' audio stories, from trusted audio publishers and dozens of award-winning storytellers. Great for kids 3-11 (and the whole family), the Tales2Go library includes classics, folktales, fairytales, myths, and kids' favorite book series and characters. Tales2Go will entertain and spark your kids' imagination. The app utilizes cutting edge technology to bring back the simple pleasures and rewards of storytelling to everyday life, by making audio stories easily accessible, on-the-go and affordably priced. Copyright (C) 2010 Tales2Go. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.