February 29, 2012 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher and creator of unprecedented children storybook apps for iPad and tablet devices, announced today that several of the notable and award-winning apps from the company's popular collection will be offered free, throughout the month of March.
In recognition of National Reading Month, Auryn is giving away one free storybook app each day of the month to promote reading among children on digital devices.
Among the titles available for free download during March will include:
* Van Gogh and the Sunflowers (USA Today Top 5 amazing kids book app and current Appy Award finalist)
* Teddy's Day (Winner of multiple awards including the first ever Appy Award)
* The Little Mermaid (Parent's Choice Award winner)
* Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (Parent's Choice Award winner)
* Teddy's Night (Parent's Choice Award winner)
March is recognized throughout the U.S. as National Reading Month; designated as such by the National Education Association. The organization will celebrate its 15th Annual Read Across America Day this year, a nationwide program that helps children discover the joy of reading and is expected to draw more than 45 million participants on Friday, March 2.
"Supporting National Reading Month with free storybook apps to inspire kids to read in a decade of all things video is a natural extension of our overall mission to encourage reading in the new age of technology," said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CEO of Auryn. "We are thrilled to bring a renewed enthusiasm for reading to our youth by bringing illustrations to life through animation and interactivity."
Recently published on Digital Book World, an exploratory survey by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop revealed that most of the children in the study preferred reading an e-book to a print book and the comprehension between the two formats was the same.
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood's top movie studios, Auryn Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Uniting leading technologists and creative artists, Auryn's patented technology enables the company to produce ground-breaking interactive content for the new emerging tablet medium. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children's storybook apps. For more on Auryn, visit their website and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Copyright (C) 2012 Auryn Inc. 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.