Sock n Boots Supports Reading Month by Offering Complimentary Digital eBook & iPad App of “Sock n Boots Adventures” to Children around the World
Sock n Boots Encourages Families to Read Together at Least 20 Minutes a Day
Sock n Boots, in recognition of Reading Month, announces its educational and visually-stimulating storybook collection for children ages 1-8, will be offered as a complimentary, downloadable eBook and Android™, iPad®, iPod® and iPhone® application for the entire month of March 2012 to children in every country. An augmented version of the e-book will also be available equipped with sign language. Sock n Boots invites families to embark on an adventurous journey with Sock n Boots and to establish a family tradition of reading together – a powerful bonding experience that will help your child develop a life-long love of reading.
March is recognized throughout the U.S. as National Reading Month; designated as such by the National Education Association in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. 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.
Sock n Boots will also recognize this annual occurrence by setting a goal to deliver its Sock n Boots stories via book, digital download or interactive iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android application not only across America, but also to at least 100 of our 196 countries worldwide. The company has had the stories translated into seven languages to help make its goal a reality: including Brazilian- Portuguese, Mandarin –Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, and Arabic.
The featured reading of “Sock n Boots Adventures” follows the antics of the two most loveable pieces of footwear around. This wonderful rhyming storybook has been made available to parents and families online for this special event. To participate, just visit SocknBoots.com or facebook.com/SockandBoots to access the e-book or download a complimentary version for your iPad, iPod, IPhone and Android phones.
“It is a fact that children who read early and often develop stronger language skills,
As recently published on DigitalBookWorld.com, 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. In response to this growing interest and in eBooks as a way to attract children to more reading time, Sock n Boots feels it will have a wider reach to children by delivering the experience in a variety of formats – both print and digital.
According to the series creator, parent/child interactivity, “is at the heart of the series and encourages children to express themselves to their parents and use their imagination to describe what they think and feel about the lessons and the pictures in the stories.”
With the “Write My Own Story” feature (for iPad only), parents and children have another way to enjoy quality time while creating their own versions of the stories. They can save their own Sock and Boots Adventures story and record themselves reading together.
About Sock n Boots
The Sock n Boots franchise of stories was created by Author, D.K. Smith to not only teach young children valuable life lessons, but also to stimulate positive thinking while building a bond between parents and children or teachers and students. The Sock n Boots iPad app is also available on iTunes for .99 (USD). For more information, visit www.socknboots.com or email us at [email protected].