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Award-Winning Pocket Snails DVD Series Continues to Provide ‘A Soaring Start for Little Minds’ Through Imagination and Creativity with New “Pocket Snails Aquaphonic Adventure” DVD, which has just received a 5-Star Rating from the Dove Foundation and the Kids First! Endorsement.

Gordon, Dale and Buttons – otherwise known as the Pocket Snails – are back to take their friend Jake and young viewers everywhere on a whole new learning adventure in Pocket Snails Aquaphonic Adventure, available on DVD and VHS March 14, 2006, from Soaring Star Productions. This newest title in the Pocket Snails DVD series, continues its award-winning status by receiving a 5-Star rating from the Dove Foundation and a Kids First! Endorsement.

In this delightful new title–part of the educational and entertaining Pocket Snails DVD series-- the clever mollusk trio work as a team to help Jake, whose pocket they reside in, learn the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. Using distinctive and engaging mixes of vibrant colors, original upbeat music and amusing animation, young viewers will be encouraged and enthused to take this next step in their educational and literary development.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, the suggested retail price for “Pocket Snails Aquaphonic Adventure” DVD is $15.95, VHS is $12.95. Special features available on the DVD include:

•Interactive “Phonics Pics” Activity to challenge viewers on what they’ve learned.

•Bonus Scene—an additional scene to help reinforce the vowel sounds.

•Music Player—includes the Pocket Snails Theme and other fun songs from the program.

•Meet the Snails—fun facts about each snail including special features of each snail, favorite foods, favorite colors, and favorite phrases.

•Company information and Pocket Snails catalog products

“Our mission is to provide high quality entertaining media that enhances and elevates learning and encourages the highest potential in every child,” says Kate Beale, vice president, Soaring Star Productions. “‘Pocket Snails Aquaphonic Adventure’ offers children the perfect introduction to learning the letter sounds in a fun and engaging way that has true entertainment and educational value.”

With camera in hand, the Pocket Snails make their way to Phonic Island by way of the sea (on and beneath it), photographing recognizable objects – an anchor, a motorboat, a lobster, to name a few – to take back to Jake so that he may learn the sounds each letter makes, making valuable use of repetition so no child is left behind in further learning their ABCs.

Original upbeat tunes will get children singing and clapping along to the catchy lyrics. “We Love the Vowels” focuses solely on the vowels and teaches how they each have two sounds and how at least one is present in every word. “Tell Me All About (Phonics)” recaps the exercise to seal the lesson, and as previous Pocket Snails DVDs, the “Pocket Snails Theme” delights all. These songs, along with “Pocket Snails Celebration” and tunes from the first Pocket Snails release, “Pocket Snails Letter Adventure,” can be found on the “Pocket Snails & Other Snaily Songs” CD, which was named a “Toy of the Year” by Creative Child Magazine and received a 5-Star Rating from the Dove Foundation.

“Pocket Snails Letter Adventure,” released in 2004, received many awards and accolades including:

•Dr. Toy's 10 Best Educational Products for 2004

•Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products for 2004

•Dr. Toy’s Best Children's Vacation Products Award 2004

•Dr. Toy’s Smart Play/Smart Toy Product of Excellence Award 2004

•Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence 2004

•iParenting Media Awards Hottest Products for 2004

•Finalist - 25th Annual Telly Awards

•Kids First! Endorsement - Coalition for Quality Children's Media

•Dove Foundation Family Review Board Seal of Excellence

•Award of Excellence - The Film Advisory Board

Future Pocket Snails topics to be released in 2006 include Shapes & Colors, and Numbers.

Beale founded Arizona based Soaring Star Productions, LLC in February 2003. The company specializes in producing distinctive, humorous and exciting educational media for preschool-age children and is dedicated to providing high quality, innovative and appealing products that are both educationally rewarding and entertaining.

To order Pocket Snails multimedia products, visit http://www.pocketsnails.com or call 1-800-477-7811.

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