Archive for April, 2019

Being a Babysitter for the Day Can Be Fun with All-New My City: Babysitter

Posted in Press Releases on April 29th, 2019

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                               

 

Newest Title in the My City Series from

 the Creators of Award-Winning My Town Games

 

‘My City:  Babysitter’

 

MyCityBabysitter 

 

Now Available at the App Store and on Google Play

 

 

MY CITY: BABYSITTER

The local neighborhood babysitter is always busy taking care of other people’s kids! In the latest release from award-winning My Town Games, My City: Babysitter, available April 18, 2019 on the App  Store and Google Play you can become a babysitter for a day: dress up babies for a trip to the park, play games in your living room, run your own baby daycare and so much more! My City games are all connected so you can even take the train to babysit kids in other locations!
Roleplay, Exploration and Hours of Fun! My City allows children to explore and role play new stories and adventures every day. My City games promotes a fun where kids can use their imagination to create fun stories. With lots of new characters, clothing and customization every day is a new adventure.

 

MY CITY: BABYSITTER

  • Roleplay storytelling game with awesome real-life locations. Check out the baby sitter’s house, a daycare center and a local children’s store.
  • My City: Babysitter features lots of new babies and fun characters.
  • Baby store with cool bed lights, strollers and even a trampoline you can bring home!
  • The babysitter has a super special secret room, try to discover it!
  • Use the subway to babysit kids all over the city!
  • Daycare center with awesome toy and games kids love!
  • Night Day option.
  • All My City games connect to each other. Easily move characters, clothing and other items between games as if they are one large game!
  • Multi-touch so kids can play together with friends and family on the same screen.

To Connect the game to other My City games make sure:

1.  your apps are downloaded on the device.

2. your My City games are updated.

 

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP

This game is children 4 -12. the game promotes creative thinking, imaginative gameplay and endless role-playing game time.  No Ads, No 3rd Party Ads, and no IAP.

 

 

 

 

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 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. My Town games have won the KIDS FIRST! endorsement, a NAPPA Award, Parents’ Choice Fun Pick and the Family Choice Award.  My Town has launched new series under the My Town banner:  My City, Wonderland and My Little Princess.

 

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 30 million times in 150+ 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 City: Babysitter

Released: April 18, 2019

Price: $2.99

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-city-babysitter/id1449946090?mt=8

Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mycity.babysitter

Amazon: Coming Soon!

 

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.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7an3fnDVbA

 

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884

 

 

Children’s Book About Diversity Receives Another Award!

Posted in Press Releases on April 29th, 2019

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

Celebrate Diversity with a Fruitfully,  

Friendly, Award-Winning Children’s Book!

 

SweetNeighborsBookCover  

Multi-Award Winning

“Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors”

Now Available Nationwide in Bookstores and Online

 

Evanston, IL (April 29, 2019) — The “sweet” children’s book from author Lisa Blecker of Studio 9 Inc, with art direction and graphic design by C, Aaron Kreader, has received several awards from national organizations that honor the very best in children’s books.

 

Mom’s Choice recently honored “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” with a Gold Award as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Family Review Center has given the book its coveted Seal of Recommendation, the book received the Story Monsters Seal of Approval and it received a five-star rating from Reader’s Favorites.

 

 

Based on a song by Dick Grover, the AbsoFRUITly delightful “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors,” features an illustrious group of friendly fruit from the Farmers’ Market, which come in all shapes, sizes and colors, telling a sweet story about celebrating the diversity in all of us.

 

An added benefit to the bright, boldly designed storybook and easy-to-follow-along words, is a page of sheet music – “The Sweet Neighbors Come in all Colors” song, with original music by Grover and adapted lyrics by Blecker. Visit sweetneighbors.org to hear the song and watch the video.  

 

“Sweet neighbors come in all textures:

Soft, smooth, bumpy, and rough.

Our outsides may look different,

But we all are loveable stuff.

Yes, we all are lovable stuff!”

 

Diversity and unity are “hot” topics and the book is designed for parents to help their children ages 2-5 enjoy exploring what makes “neighbors” different, the same and lovable, through the delightful colorful, medley of fruit in grocery stores all over the country. And, “Sweet Neighbors” is a great way to introduce early learners to colors of the rainbow!

 

“Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” is available for $11.95. To order, visit the book’s website, Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Like Sweet Neighbors on Facebook and Youtube, and sign up here to receive updates.

 

About Studio 9 Inc.

Studio 9 Inc. was formed by C. Aaron Kreader and Lisa Blecker, a husband-and-wife team dedicated to producing family-friendly illustrations, books, animation and games. Projects include fun and often thought-provoking content that celebrates humanity’s rich diversity. From entertaining works that spark up imaginations and creativity, to those that also encourage eliminating prejudices, many of the company’s products promote universal themes and principles such as kindness, respect, and unity. Studio 9’s games have won numerous awards and recognitions including a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award, Serious Play Silver Medal Award,  Mensa Mind Games® Competitor and an Origins Silver Honor. Visit studio9inc.com.

 

About Lisa Blecker

Lisa Blecker is an award-winning children’s book writer, illustrator and a co-game creator whose books include “The Good in Me From A to Z by Dottie” and “Blessed Is the Spot.” She is also a regular freelance writer, artist, and concept developer for “Brilliant Star”—an award-winning international children’s magazine inspired by the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. She received credentials for teaching art in Florida, and her experience in education inside and outside of the public-school system informs and influences the materials she creates.

 


 

Sw                       Title:                   Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors

Category:          Children; Ages 2-5

SRP:                    $11.95

Re                        Release Date:  October 5, 2018/Available nationwide March 2019

Length:              32 p. hardcover, color

ISBN:                   10-9781618511287

Publisher:         Bellwood Press

1233 Central St.

Evanston, IL 60204

800-999-9019/847-853-7899

lisa.blecker@studio9inc.com

 

 

 

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884

 

Children’s Book That Celebrates Diversity Wins Story Monsters Seal of Approval!

Posted in Press Releases on April 9th, 2019

 

For Immediate Release

 

New Children’s Book That Celebrates Diversity

Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors’

Honored with Story Monsters Seal of Approval!

 

  SweetNeighborsBookCover

 

Evanston, IL (April 9, 2019) — The new award-winning children’s book that celebrates diversity in a delightfully, fruitful way, Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors from Studio 9 and published by Bellwood Press, just received the Story Monsters Seal of Approval as among the best children’s books that “…inspire, inform, teach, or entertain.”

 

The book also received a Mom’s Choice® Gold Award as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services, and a Family Review Center Seal of Recommendation.

 

Based on a song by Dick Grover and now available nationwide in bookstores and online, the AbsoFRUITly delightful Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors was written and illustrated by Lisa Blecker, with art direction and graphic design by C. Aaron Kreader.  It features an illustrious group of friendly fruit from the Farmers’ Market, which come in all shapes, sizes and colors, telling a sweet story about celebrating the diversity in all of us.

 

An added benefit to the bright, boldly designed storybook and easy-to-follow-along words, is a page of sheet music – “The Sweet Neighbors Come in all Colors” song, with original music by Grover and adapted lyrics by Blecker. Visit sweetneighbors.org to hear the song and watch the video.  

 

Sweet Neighbors Come in all Colors is designed for parents to help their children – ages 2-5 – explore what makes “neighbors” different, the same and lovable, through the delightful colorful, medley of fruit. And, “Sweet Neighbors” is a great way to introduce early learners to colors of the rainbow!

 

“Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” storybook is available for an SRP of $11.95. To order, please visit the book’s website, Amazon, or wherever books are sold in retail and online. Like Sweet Neighbors on Facebook and Youtube, and sign up here to receive updates.

 

About Story Monsters

The Story Monsters Approved! book designation program was developed to recognize and honor accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature that inspire, inform, teach, or entertain. A Story Monsters seal of approval on your book tells teachers, librarians, and parents they are giving children the very best. Kids know when they see the Story Monsters Approved! seal, it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass a first round of rigorous judging by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.  Visit https://www.dragonflybookawards.com/story-monsters-approved.

 

About Lisa Blecker

Lisa Blecker is an award-winning children’s book writer, illustrator and a co-game creator whose books include “The Good in Me From A to Z by Dottie” and “Blessed Is the Spot.” She is also a regular freelance writer, artist, and concept developer for “Brilliant Star”—an award-winning international children’s magazine inspired by the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. She received credentials for teaching art in Florida, and her experience in children’s education inside and outside of the public-school system informs and influences the materials she creates.

 

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Contact:

Andrea Blain

Andrea Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com

847-933-9884