Archive for April, 2018

Get Ready For The Thrills, The Chills and The “Coolest” Rides in Town As My Town™ Games Releases “My Town: ICEE® Amusement Park”

Posted in Press Releases on April 27th, 2018

 

Get Ready For The Thrills,

The Chills and The “Coolest” Rides in Town As My Town Games Releases

 

“My Town: ICEE® Amusement Park”

 

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Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel (April 27, 2018)—The coolest bear in town is visiting the most thrilling amusement park rides when award-winning My Town™ Games teams up with beloved frozen favorite ICEE® for a frigid new adventure game – My Town: ICEE Amusement Park, now available at The App Store and on Google play.

 

MY TOWN: ICEE™ AMUSEMENT PARK DESCRIPTION

Are YOU brave enough to ride a BIG roller coaster? Find out in the all new My Town: ICEE Amusement Park! And don’t worry – like all my town games our characters have emotions, so even parents gets scared on some of the amusement park rides. My Town: ICEE Amusement Park is the latest dollhouse game by My Town. There are all kinds of fun adventures to had as you explore the park and try out rides like the Slingshot, the Parachuter and more!

When you need to take a break, you can visit the ICEE store to pick up souvenir bags and drink your favorite flavor ICEE in a special cup to take home. Then you can bring your ICEE to one of the food stands to pick up a snack. And don’t forget, amusement parks are always more fun with friends, so if you have more than one My Town game, you can bring ALL your favorite My Town friends to the park with you!

Pay once & Play forever + receive FREE updates! No ads and no IAP

 

My Town games have won the KIDS FIRST! endorsement, a NAPPA Award, Parents’ Choice Fun Pick and the Family choice Award.

 

MY TOWN: ICEE AMUSEMENT PARK FEATURES

  • New Characters – If you have any of the My Town dollhouse games, you can bring your characters from those games over to My Town : ICEE Amusement Park to join you on your travels!
  • Six rides to discover AND 5 additional mini games because no amusement park is any fun without a claw game and whack-a-mole!
  • What prizes can you unlock? Collect tickets when you play the mini games so you can find out!
  • If you are just starting out with My Town, no worries! You can create your own characters inside My Town : ICEE Amusement Park
  • We update our older games every month, so please wait for the updates to connect these games to My Town: ICEE Amusement Park.
  • The ability to save your progress and pick up where you left off next time you open the app
  • Multi-touch Feature: Play with your friends and family on the same device!
  • If you can imagine it, you can make it. Everything is possible in a My Town game!

 

MY TOWN BRAND OVERVIEW

Created by an expert team of designers, engineers, programmers and artists, loved by kids and parents alike and endorsed by teachers and therapists, My Town Games is a safe, digital platform that gives children hours of open-ended play to teach them to interact first with an imaginary world, which can then empower and embolden them to explore their physical world and learn how things work. In the My Town Games world – 104 locations, 50 characters and 5300+ objects and counting – kids ages 4-8 play and interact with a variety of things in places and with people they see, recognize and know in their real, everyday lives – their homes, communities, family, friends and neighbors.

 

There are over 24 titles in the series including Friend’s House, Pets, Haunted House, Museum, Fire Station, Cars, Beauty Contest, Cinema, Grandparents, Preschool, Hotel, Spa Beauty Salon, Dance School, Fashion Show, Wedding, Police Station, School, Stores, Daycare, Beach & Picnic, Hospital and Home.

My Town also is the creator behind the very popular My Little Princess app series.

With no rules, no time limits and no restrictions on how to progress through the games – which are so user-friendly and natural that no prompts or instructions are needed -  children are free to explore the worlds all on their own.

 

ABOUT ICEE

Headquartered in Ontario, California The ICEE Company, is a leader in the frozen beverage industry. The iconic ICEE brand is known for delicious Cherry and Blue Raspberry flavors, the highly recognizable red and blue striped cup and the loveable ICEE Bear mascot.  ICEE is sold in over 40,000 retail locations in the USA, including convenience stores, mass merchandisers, malls, theme parks and theatres.  People of all ages love and have nostalgic memories of ICEE. Design Plus is the worldwide licensing agent for the ICEE brand. (www.dplicensing.com) The ICEE Company is a subsidiary of J&J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF), and operates throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada.

For additional information visit www.icee.com. Twitter: #LiveTheICEELife.

 

ABOUT MY TOWN GAMES

The My Town Games studio designs digital dollhouse-like games that promote creativity and imaginative interactive play for young children all over the world.  Since launching they have built games that have been downloaded 20 million times in 200+ countries.  Loved by children and parents alike, the games introduce environments and experiences for hours of open-ended game play.  The company has offices in Israel, Spain, Romania and the Philippines. Visit http://www.my-town.com.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Title: My Town: ICEE Amusement Park

Released:  April 26, 2018

Version: 1.0

Size: 233 MB

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Recommended Ages; 4-8

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-town-icee-amusement-park/id1351178306?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mytown.amusementpark

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CP69SMS/

 

For more information visit www.my-town.com.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mytowngames.

Follow My Town on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mytowngames.

Check out My Town: ICEE Amusement Park on YouTube: need

 

 

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‘My Town™: Airport’ Receives Gold Award from Mom’s Choice

Posted in Press Releases on April 24th, 2018

 

 

‘My Town: Airport’

Receives Gold Award from Mom’s Choice

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Tel-Aviv (April 24, 2018) — My Town: Airport, the latest title in the award-winning My Town series of games, just received the Mom’s Choice Gold Award for family-friendly media, products and services.

 

In addition to Mom’s Choice, My Town has received recognition from national organizations that regularly honor the very best in children’s entertainment including the KIDS FIRST! endorsement, NAPPA Award , Family Choice Award and a Parents’ Choice award.

 

 

 

MY TOWN: AIRPORT APP DESCRIPTION

Get ready to TAKE OFF on new adventures in the NEW My Town: Airport! Find a plane and customize it to reflect your own personal style. Buy your tickets and SURPRISE! You’ve got a first class seat! We bet the pilot will see how special you are, and invite you into the flight control room! What’s that? He’s offering to teach you how to fly the plane? WOW! Maybe you’ll even get to check out the stores before going through security!

My Town: Airport has more than NINE new locations to explore! See where the luggage is stored, visit the airport lounge and more. You can dress up your favorite characters in NEW costumes or meet new characters to add to your current My Town games!

We’ve got a few secrets in this app…what happens when you skydive? What are these new MINI GAMES? You’ll have to search for them to find out!

An added bonus is the connectivity of all the My Town games. You are able to share characters from one game to the other within the My Town world of apps. Pay once & Play forever + receive FREE updates! No ads and no IAP.

 

MY TOWN AIRPORT: FEATURES

  • New Characters – If you have any of the My Town dollhouse games, you can bring your characters from those games over to My Town: Airport to join you on your travels!
  • If you are just starting out with My Town, no worries! You can create your own characters inside My Town: Airport.
  • We update our older games every month, so please wait for the updates to connect these games to My Town: Airport.
  • The ability to save your progress and pick up where you left off next time you open the app
  • Multi-touch Feature: Play with your friends and family on the same device!

BRAND OVERVIEW

Created by an expert team of designers, engineers, programmers and artists, loved by kids and parents alike and endorsed by teachers and therapists, My Town Games is a safe, digital platform that gives children hours of open-ended play to teach them to interact first with an imaginary world, which can then empower and embolden them to explore their physical world and learn how things work. In the My Town Games world – 104 locations, 50 characters and 5300+ objects and counting – kids ages 4-8 play and interact with a variety of things in places and with people they see, recognize and know in their real, everyday lives – their homes, communities, family, friends and neighbors.

 

There are over 24 titles in the series including Friend’s House, Pets, Haunted House, Museum, Fire Station, Cars, Beauty Contest, Cinema, Grandparents, Preschool, Hotel, Spa Beauty Salon, Dance School, Fashion Show, Wedding, Police Station, School, Stores, Daycare, Beach & Picnic, Hospital and Home.

My Town also is the creator behind the very popular My Little Princess app series.

With no rules, no time limits and no restrictions on how to progress through the games – which are so user-friendly and natural that no prompts or instructions are needed -  children are free to explore the worlds all on their own .

 

ABOUT MY TOWN GAMES

The My Town Games studio designs digital dollhouse-like games that promote creativity and imaginative interactive play for young children all over the world.  Since launching they have built games that have been downloaded 20 million times in 200+ countries.  Loved by children and parents alike, the games introduce environments and experiences for hours of open-ended game play.  The company has offices in Israel, Spain, Romania and the Philippines. Visit http://www.my-town.com.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Title: My Town: Airport

Released:  February 22, 2018

Version: 1.0

Size: 233 MB

Languages: English, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Recommended Ages; 4-8

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-town-airport/id1226352898?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mytown.airport

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Town-Games-ltd-Airport/dp/B079YXSPXY

 

For more information visit www.my-town.com.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mytowngames.

Follow My Town on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mytowngames.

Check out My Town: Airport on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDDQwzVwqE0

 

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Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

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New Book for Parents Provides Prescription for Healthy Screen Habits! “The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart, Literate, and Emotionally Intelligent” Available May 1 , 2018

Posted in Press Releases on April 1st, 2018

New Book for Parents Provides Prescription  for Healthy Screen Habits!

 

“The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child

More Screen Smart, Literate, and Emotionally Intelligent” 

 

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Now Available for Preorder at amazom.com

Available Nationwide and Online May 1, 2018

 

Chicago (April 1, 2018)— Who hasn’t noticed their child, or any child zoned out in front of a digital screen? But trying to police and protect children from screen time is unquestionably one of the most confusing and frustrating responsibilities of good parenting.

 

If you’re parent, a pediatrician or a counselor and screens are something that worry you, Nicole Dreiske’s “The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart, Literate, and Emotional Intelligent,” (HCI Books, $15.95, ISBN 9780757320477, May 1, 2018) is the book that can change things. It is a moving, persuasive and informative companion that walks adults through the process of teaching children healthy screen habits for the modern digital world:

 

  • Pertinent facts about neuroscience and screen time in straight-forward, parent-friendly language.
  • Simple steps that allow children to build their own “filters and controls”.
  • Metacognition boosters – how to help children notice and understand their thoughts and feelings about their experiences with digital devices.
  • Myriad ways to build a child’s literacy skills while watching Youtube, TV, movies or playing games.
  • A tutorial on using energy and concentration during screen time.
  • Priming the mental pump – guidelines for parents before they press “play”.
  • How to enhance a child’s vocabulary, empathy, communication and critical thinking skills through talking about what they’re watching.
  • Turn mindless viewing into mindful viewing by teaching kids to approach screens with intention and focus.

The Upside of Digital Devices” marks both a turning point in American parenting and a turning point in the whole parenting paradigm around screens.

Available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Upside-Digital-Devices-EmotionallyIntelligent/dp/0757320473, the book will be released in stores and online May 1, 2018.

About Nicole Dreiske

Nicole Dreiske has forty years of experience in developing cutting-edge educational strategies.

In addition to addressing the World Summit on Media for Children and NAEYC (the National

Association for the Education of Young Children) she has presented workshops for the IL

Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the IL Public Health Association. Now the Executive Director of the International Children’s Media Center, Dreiske founded the first and largest international children’s film festival in the U.S.

 

About International Children’s Media Center

The International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) is an international organization that is dedicated to changing the way children, view, use and engage media. The nonprofit’s mission is to use screen time to accelerate learning, elevate, empathy and fight screen addiction.  Visit www.icmediacenter.org.

 

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Title: “The Upside of Digital Devices: How to Make Your Child More Screen Smart, Literate, and Emotional Intelligent”
Author: Nicole Dreiske
SRP: $15.95; soft cover, ebook download
Pub Date: May 1, 2018
Publisher:

ISBN:

HCI Books, 264 pages

9780757320477

 

 

 For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884