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“My Little Farm Activity Kit” from Award-Winning SmartFelt Toys Wins Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award (2019)

Posted in Press Releases on June 29th, 2019

smartfeltlogo All-New ‘My Little Farm Activity Kit,’ from Award-Winning SmartFelt Toys

Wins Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award (2019) and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP Award (2019)

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Parents: Tired of buying the latest digital devices and games for your kids that advertise educational components yet leaves them glued to the screen and inactive for hours?  Well, look no further than the all-new My Little Farm Activity Kit from award-winning SmartFelt™ Toys that just won two awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, the Independent Guide to Children’s Media, one of the nation’s top organizations, which honors the very best in children’s toys.

 

In making the announcement the organization rewarded My Little Farm with the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award (2019) that is “Given to outstanding new products that enhance the lives of children.” The Activity Kit also won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio SNAP Award (2019). “The Special Needs Adaptable Product Award (SNAP) is given to products that can be used by or easily adapted for children with special needs.”

 

Perfect for indoor and outdoor fun, My Little Farm, the second title in the My Little World activity series, is an interactive play set made of felt. With 32 soft stick-able pieces and a four-panel felt board that easily assembles into a reversible 3D barn and farm, kids can either match the felt pieces to the outlines on the panels, or place the felt pieces wherever they like on the free expression panels to create their own stories. In addition to building early language and vocabulary, children will be sharpening their matching skills, imagination, creativity and cooperation — early childhood concepts that are so important to a child’s development.

 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio says that Use this as a felt board that can lie flat or stand up as a bright red barn with four walls. The felt pieces are more elaborate than most and can be used for a matching game on two of the interior walls or used for dramatic play on the end walls or the exterior walls. Developed by a speech therapist, this is an excellent choice for language development. It has 32 pieces to use with the two-way playhouse. A playful prop for expanding vocabulary, a knowing and naming, encouraging storytelling, imagination and interactions. 3 and up.”

 

My Little Farm Activity Kit also received the Parents’ Choice Recommendation award.

 

The My Little World activity series is the brainchild of Yvonne Johansen, a speech and language pathologist, who wanted to create a fun, pretend world that would encourage little learners to build early language skills, develop storytelling and increase vocabulary, grammar and matching skills.

 

The first activity set in the series, My Little House, received many awards and honors including Dr.  Toy 10 Best Gifts, National Parenting Publication Award Winner, PAL Top Ten, Tillywig Toy Brain-Child Award, Autism Live Top Toy Winner and others.

 

Suggested retail price is $39.99 each and recommended for ages 3 and older, My Little House and My Little Farm are available at SmartFelt Toys.

 

SmartFelt Toys is currently developing future titles in the My Little World series including My Little Neighborhood, My Little Zoo, My Little Schoolhouse, My Little Hospital, My Little Firehouse, My Little Police Station, My Little Aquarium and more.

 

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‘My Little Farm Activity Kit’ Wins Parents’ Choice Recommended Award!

Posted in Press Releases on May 30th, 2019

Open-ended play inside or outdoors abounds with the all-new “My Little Farm,” developed by a speech therapist and mom.  Encourages little ones to expand their storytelling, pretend play and speech skills. My Little Farm is a great way to prevent learning loss this summer!! Parents’ Choice just awarded the kit with their coveted Recommended Award.

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All-New ‘My Little Farm Activity Set’

 from Award-Winning SmartFelt Toys Wins Parents’ Choice Recommended!

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PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD

Turn off your kids’ computer screens and let them experience the joy of classic open-ended, sensory play on My Little Farm, the newest title in the My Little World series of activity sets from award-winning SmartFelt Toys that just received a Parents Choice Recommended Award!

 

Perfect for indoor and outdoor fun, My Little Farm is an interactive play set made of felt. With 32 soft stick-able pieces and a four-panel felt board that easily assembles into a reversible 3D barn and farm, kids can either match the felt pieces to the outlines on the panels, or place the felt pieces wherever they like on the free expression panels to create their own stories.

 

In announcing the award, a reviewer for Parents’ Choice said, “Our parent testers made sure to note the attention to detail on felt pieces is outstanding… We laud toys that seamlessly blend learning and play; this sweetly appealing, easy to fold up and put away set does just that.”

 

Now available online and at select retail outlets, My Little Farm is kid-powered imagination brought to life in a kid-friendly farm environment.  The activity set includes a bright bold red barn, an adorable farm family and cute animals that provided endless interactive multi-sensory opportunities for pretend play. Children will be having so much fun on My Little Farm that they won’t even realize that they are learning!

 

 

In addition to building early language and vocabulary, children will be sharpening their matching skills, imagination, creativity and cooperation — early childhood concepts that are so important to a child’s development.

 

The My Little World activity series is the brainchild of Yvonne Johansen, a speech and language pathologist, who wanted to create a fun, pretend world that would encourage little learners to build early language skills, develop storytelling and increase vocabulary, grammar and matching skills.

 

The first activity set in the series, My Little House received many awards and honors including Dr.  Toy 10 Best Gifts, National Parenting Publication Award Winner, PAL Top Ten, Tillywig Toy Brain Child Award, Autism Live Top Toy Winner and others.

 

Suggested retail price is $39.99 each and recommended for ages 3 and older, My Little House and My Little Farm are available at SmartFelt Toys and Amazon.

 

SmartFelt Toys is currently developing future titles in the My Little World series including My Little Neighborhood, My Little Zoo, My Little Schoolhouse, My Little Hospital, My Little Firehouse, My Little Police Station, My Little Aquarium and more.

 

 

About Parents’ Choice

Established in 1978Parents’ Choice Awards® is the nation’s oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children’s toys and media. In a landscape awash with products marketed as “educational,” the Parents’ Choice Awards Program identifies those that live up to the marketing claims. Our selection process screens for originality of design and purpose, long-term learning value, long-term play value, fair market value, and fun. Parents’ Choice Award winners attest to the power of learning through play. Visit https://www.parentschoice.org.

 

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Kids Create Their Own Adventures with All-New My City: Pajama Party! Now Available on The App Store and Google Play from Award-Winning My Town Games

Posted in Press Releases on May 28th, 2019

 

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Popcorn! Movies! Snacks and More!

 

Newest Title in the My City Series from

 the Creators of Award-Winning My Town Games

 

‘My City:  Pajama Party’

 

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Now Available on the App Store and Google Play

 

 

MY CITY: PAJAMA PARTY DESCRIPTION

Invite your best friends for popcorn, movies, music and more with the all-new My City: Pajama Party now available on the App Store and Google Play from award-winning My Town Games™.

 

Turn the light off, get those flashlights and snacks, and let the Pajama party start! So many kids have requested this title that My Town just had to create it. Don’t forget to visit the new pajamas Party Store where you can get cool pajamas, lamps, toys and snacks for your party.

It’s great to create YOUR OWN party anywhere!

Visit the flower shop for that extra fun party feeling, the special store that sells all you need for your party, a large friend’s house with lots of rooms and locations just perfect for nighttime visits. Do you want to hold the party in another house? CAN DO! My City games are connected, you can easily move all items and characters between our other My City games.

Play Together: My City supports multi-touch so kids can play games together with friends and family on the same screen!

We love making children games, if you like what we do and want to send us ideas and suggestions for our next games of My City you can do so here:

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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.

 

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MY CITY: PAJAMA PARTY GAME FEATURES

  • 6 Exciting locations – Friendly Friend’s House, Flower Store, Food truck, PJ Party Store.
  • 20 characters that you can use and move between other My City games
  • Lots of things to explore, Customize and discover.
  • The game is connected to all other My City Games. All locations and characters will be available in other games you own
  • The furniture store will add more customization to My City: Home
  • Free-Play stress-free games, Extremely high play time
  • 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: Pajama Party

Released: May 23, 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-pajama-party/id1449946094?ls=1&mt=8

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mycity.pjparty&hl=en_US

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Town-Games-ltd-City/dp/B07S1XPFSP

 

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Cows and Chickens and Goats – Oh My! Screens Down and Head to the Barn for Fun on the Farm with All-New ‘My Little Farm’ Activity Set

Posted in Press Releases on May 14th, 2019

For Immediate Release

 

Cows and Chickens and Goats – Oh My!

 Screens Down and Head to the 

Barn for Fun on the Farm with All-New

‘My Little Farm Activity Set

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Newest Title in the My Little World

Series of Activity Kits from Award-Winning SmartFelt Toys

 

 

Los Angeles (May 14, 2019) — Turn off your kids’ computer screens and let them experience the joy of classic open-ended, sensory play on My Little Farm, the newest title in the My Little World series of activity sets arriving in stores and online May 21, 2019 from award-winning SmartFelt Toys™,

 

Kid-powered imagination brings everything to life on My Little Farm! It’s a unique place where creativity, imagination and learning take place in a kid-friendly barn and farm environment.

 

 

Perfect for indoor and outdoor fun, My Little Farm is an interactive play set made of felt. With 32 soft stick-able pieces and a four-panel felt board that easily assembles into a reversible 3D barn and farm, kids can either match the felt pieces to the outlines on the panels, or place the felt pieces wherever they like on the free expression panels to create their own stories.

 

The bright, bold red barn, adorable farm family and cute animals will provide endless interactive multi-sensory opportunities for pretend play. Children will be having so much fun on My Little Farm that they won’t even realize that they are learning!

 

In addition to building early language and vocabulary, children will be sharpening their matching skills, imagination, creativity and cooperation — early childhood concepts that are so important to a child’s development.

 

Laid flat, My Little Farm is a four-panel interactive book. When assembled, it becomes a unique three-dimensional reversible structure, which can be flipped around to become either the outside of a barn on one side, or the inside of the barn and outdoor pastures on the other.

 

My Little Farm is very portable. It folds into itself and fits neatly into a small box with a handle for easy carrying whether on the road, from room to room or even outside for play at the park, the backyard or a friend’s house. All the pieces can be contained in the box for quick and easy cleanup.

 

The set also includes a creative adventure guide that tells the story of My Little Farm in words and images that children and parents can read together.

 

The My Little World activity series is the brainchild of Yvonne Johansen, a speech and language pathologist, who wanted to create a fun, pretend world that would encourage little learners to build early language skills, develop storytelling and increase vocabulary, grammar and matching skills.

 

The first activity set in the series, My Little House received many awards and honors including Dr.  Toy 10 Best Gifts, National Parenting Publication Award Winner, PAL Top Ten, Tillywig Toy Brain Child Award, Autism Live Top Toy Winner and others.

 

Suggested retail price is $39.99 each and recommended for ages 3 and older, My Little House and My Little Farm are available at SmartFelt Toys and Amazon.

 

SmartFelt Toys is currently developing future titles in the My Little World series including My Little Neighborhood, My Little Zoo, My Little Schoolhouse, My Little Hospital, My Little Firehouse, My Little Police Station, My Little Aquarium and more.

 

About Yvonne Johansen

Yvonne Johansen is a Speech and Language Pathologist who received a Masters from Teachers College at Columbia University and has worked with thousands of children in schools, clinics, Head Start Programs and in their homes in New York and California.  She currently works with children in a charter school in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband Peter, an Emmy-nominated television writer/producer and their son Kristoffer.

 

About SmartFelt Toys

Established in 2017, SmartFelt Toys designs and manufactures fun award-winning educational, creative felt activity sets designed to build early language skills in preschoolers through interactive play.  The company is comprised of Yvonne Johansen, the creative genius behind the toys, and her husband Peter, who left the visual medium of television for the tactile world of felt. For more information please visit SmartFelt Toys.

 

 

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Title:               My Little Farm

Series:             My Little World

Category:        Children; Ages; 3+

SRP:                $39.99

Release Date:  May 21, 2019

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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’

 

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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

 

 

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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!

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

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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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Create Your Own Adventure with All-New My City: Newborn Baby! Now Available from Award-Winning My Town Games on The App Store and Google Play.

Posted in Press Releases on March 22nd, 2019

For Immediate Release                                                                                                               

 

No Crying Here!

 

 ‘My City:  Newborn Baby’

 

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Newest Title in the My City Series from

 the Creators of Award-Winning My Town Games

 

Now Available at the App Store and on Google Play

 

MY CITY: NEWBORN BABY

A new baby is coming! In the newest title from award-winning My Town Games, My City: Newborn Baby, celebrate the joyful news of a little brother or sister or just because babies are so cute and precious! YOU can create any story you like about the expected little bundle of joy like seeing where Mom goes for checkups at the doctor’s office or visit the hospital before the baby comes. Create your OWN adventure visiting the baby store and buying adorable outfits and accessories for baby.

With My City: Newborn Baby you have all you need to create you next role play story adventure. Surprises and gifts are hiding everywhere. Can you find the secret room?

My City: Newborn Baby introduces the NEW SUBWAY so you can travel between other My City games.

My City: Newborn Baby will be available March 21, 20129 for $2.99 at the App Store and on Google Play.

Everything is possible in My City! With lots of new characters, new locations and new adventures, My City is the place to Play, Explore and Imagine!

Because My City games all connect and allow you to move characters and clothing between the games there are no limitation on what you can imagine, create and play.

 

MY CITY: NEWBORN BABY

  • Brand-new locations! Roleplay storytelling games with real life locations such as Hospital, Doctor’s office and Baby Store, filled with COOL items to shop for like strollers, stuffed animals, toys and more!
  • New Characters you can use in other My City games and NEW clothing for pregnant moms!
  • Day/night feature adds even more fun! Check out the fountain when the sun is gone.
  • 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.

 

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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: Newborn Baby

Released: March 21, 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-newborn-baby/id1449945913?mt=8
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=4907572025980617983

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Town-Games-ltd-City/dp/B07PQ8DRR3/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=my+city%3A+newborn+baby&qid=1553284803&s=mobile-apps&sr=1-3

 

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=bwaoF_fN8bk

 

 

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884

 

 

New Children’s Book That Celebrates Diversity- Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors – Wins Mom’s Choice Gold Award

Posted in Press Releases on March 13th, 2019

For Immediate Release

 

New Children’s Book That Celebrates Diversity

Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors’

Honored with a Mom’s Choice® Gold Award!

 

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Evanston, IL (March 12, 2019) — The new children’s book that celebrates diversity in a delightfully, fruitful way, Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors from Studio 9, just received a Mom’s Choice® Gold Award as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

 

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.

 

 

The Mom’s Choice Awards®

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for children, families and educators. The program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. The organization is based in the United States and has reviewed thousands of items from more than 55 countries. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media look for the MCA mother-and-child Honoring Excellence seal of approval when selecting quality products and services for children and families. An esteemed panel of evaluators includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. Visit http://momschoice.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.

 

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Andrea Blain

Andrea Public Relations

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847-933-9884

Create Your Own Adventure with Beloved Characters In all-New Wonderland: Beauty andThe Beast

Posted in Press Releases on February 21st, 2019

 

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                               

 

 

Get Ready for A Brand-New Adventure with

All-New Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast

 from Award-Winning My Town Games!

 

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Now Available on The App Store and Google Play

 

WONDERLAND: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 

Welcome to a brand-new magical location where kids can create their own “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale story in the all-new Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast from award-winning My Town Games.

In an enchanting palace, ballroom and stables the beast awaits true love — will he find it? It is all up to YOU! Fun and adventure awaits, find the hidden room, discover all hideouts and check out all the new characters and clothing. Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast is a game where kids make up the story as they play. Role-play and imagination are all that is needed to create a new adventure!

Now available on the App Store and Google Play for $2.99, Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast connects to other Wonderland games making this modern twist on a classic children’s story adventure bigger than ever!

If you can imagine it, you can make it. Everything is possible in Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast.

WONDERLAND: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST FEATURES

  • Featuring new beloved characters Beauty and the Beast and more!
  • Secrets to uncover!
  • Band-new locations to explore including the awesome new palace castle and a cool, new dance floor to rock those moves!
  • Popular “doll-house” visuals kids love!
  • Multi-touch so kids can play on the same screen!
  • Open-ended play and encourages young ones’ imaginations!

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP

This game is perfect for Kids 4 -12 and promotes creative thinking, imaginative gameplay and endless role-playing game time. Wonderland games are safe to play even when parents are out of the room. There are no Ads, No 3rd Party Ads, and no IAP.

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MY TOWN GAMES BRAND OVERVIEW

Created by Israeli fathers Mark Tulchinski and Daniel Sonnenfeld, and an expert team of designers, engineers, programmers and artists, My Town is loved by kids and parents alike, and endorsed by teachers and therapists, My Town, also the creators behind Wonderland and My Little Princess, is a safe, digital platform that gives children hours of open-ended play teaching 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, which has over 35 million downloads from 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.

 

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: Wonderland: Peter Pan

Released:  February 21, 2019

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/wonderland-beauty-beast/id1451578534?mt=8

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wonderland.beauty&hl=en

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Town-Games-ltd-Wonderland/dp/B07NWNS84B

 

Visit www.my-town.com.

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

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

Wonderland: Beauty and the Beast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zG0qkDFgHg

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884