MINNEAPOLIS — Millions of kids throughout the world receive iPads and Android tablets as birthday and holiday gifts. The question is: What to do with them? Parents who want their kids to love reading should download the new, FREE StoryCub App, available in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Marketplace.
Loved by children, trusted by parents, and applauded by eductors, StoryCub offers video versions of outstanding children’s picture books.
Key to StoryCub’s popularity is the human factor. Every StoryCub video features a REAL person reading to the child. A StoryCub video is not “just another cartoon.” Rather, StoryCub provides the gentle, personal, one-on-one connection that comes from being reading aloud to. StoryCub believes there is no better way to get kids excited about reading than through this kind of interaction. In fact, one of company’s primary goals is to inspire parents to read with their kids.
StoryCub began as a podcast and has enjoyed enormous success, including a #1 ranking in the iTunes “Kids and Family” section. The program has consistently gone head-to-head with names like Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, and PBS Sprout. With a global reach, StoryCub is currently viewed in more than 200 countries. While the podcast will remain, the just-released StoryCub App allows parents a more convenient way to access StoryCub from wherever they are.
With 25 years of entertainment and e-learning experience, StoryCub’s founder and managing partner Dave Swerdlick is recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of digital marketing and children’s media. While working for some of the largest record companies in the world, including MCA/Universal, Arista, and Columbia Records, Dave was involved in projects that advanced the careers of Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Train, and many others.
Always looking for new ways to merge children’s content and digital media, Dave was one of the early adopters of podcasting. Starting in 2006, he created and produced 110 episodes of the Webkinz Webcast. The show was downloaded by millions and was commonly found in the Top 10 of the iTunes “Kids and Family” section.
Dave Swerdlick currently produces the Kid Friday podcast, a show he created with his 11- and 14-year-old daughters. Kid Friday is the #1 technology podcast for kids and earned Top 10 recognition in the “Best Education” and “People’s Choice” categories at the 2011 Podcast Awards.
StoryCub in the iTunes App Store: http://goo.gl/6j3Jr
StoryCub in the Google Play Marketplace: http://goo.gl/Tjux2
Check out the StoryCub website at http://StoryCub.org