Baby Hands Productions Partners with KOCH Entertainment to Offer the My Baby Can Talk DVD Series in Canada

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Partnership with the premier media distributor in Canada addresses growing international demand for teaching hearing babies sign language.

Baby Hands Productions (http://www.MyBabyCanTalk.com), a company dedicated to creating educational products to promote early language development from simple gestures to first spoken words, today announced that it has partnered with KOCH Entertainment (http://www.kochcan.com), the dominant force in independent music and video distribution in Canada. The My Baby Can Talk DVD series, produced by Baby Hands Productions, will be released in Canada on September 26th.

My Baby Can Talk is a series of highly acclaimed and award winning videos that teaches babies and parents to communicate at an early age, reducing frustration and creating a special bond that is so important for healthy child development. This series inspires pre verbal babies to communicate using sign language and is designed to delight the senses while tapping into a baby’s natural language abilities. Set to classical music, My Baby Can Talk DVDs feature beautiful real world images, delightful puppet shows, colorful toys in motion and babies communicating with simple gestures.

Teaching hearing babies to communicate with simple gestures is one of the hottest parenting trends today and My Baby Can Talk is the most popular program available. Research has shown that babies are able to communicate at a much earlier age than they are able to speak and babies who use sign language tend to speak sooner with larger vocabularies, show an increase in IQ scores and engage in more sophisticated play. Parents are teaching their babies to sign as a means to reduce frustration and provide their babies with an emotional and educational head start.

“Because of its exceptional reputation and extensive channels, we are delighted to partner with KOCH Entertainment,” said Kathleen Waidhofer, Creative Director of Baby Hands Productions. “This partnership will allow us to meet the growing demand in Canada for our early language development products, providing more parents with important resources to be able to teach their preverbal babies to communicate.”

“We are very pleased to add the My Baby Can Talk DVDs to our educational media resources for young children,” said Dominique Zgarka, President of KOCH Entertainment. “We recognize the growing trend of teaching babies to communicate before they can speak and consider this award winning educational series to be a terrific way to address this trend.”

The My Baby Can Talk DVD series will be available from KOCH Entertainment with a pre-book date of August 29th and a street date of September 26th.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment is the leader in independent music and video distribution in Canada with sales, marketing and promotion staff made up of forty industry professionals covering all markets and accounts: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Marketing and promotion for its labels and studios are handled through its 6 branches and KOCH Entertainment has garnered CRIA certified Platinum and Gold awards for a number of its labels.

KOCH Entertainment was purchased by Entertainment One (http://www.EntertainmentOne.ca) in June of 2005. Entertainment One was founded in 1973 and is Canada’s largest wholesale distributor of CD's, DVD's, video games and accessories. Within Canada, in addition to wholesaling and Internet fulfillment, Entertainment One owns and operates more than 90 CD Plus retail outlets, making it the largest specialty retailer of movies and pre-recorded music in secondary markets. Entertainment One also operates an Internet retail sales division called http://www.cdplus.com.

About Baby Hands Productions    

Dedicated to providing babies with the power to communicate pre verbally, Baby Hands Productions creates products that stimulate a baby’s love for learning as well as a baby’s natural drive to acquire language. The My Baby Can Talk products help babies and their parents realize the amazing benefits of using simple hand movements to communicate as well as encouraging first spoken words. The web site (http://www.MyBabyCanTalk.com) boasts detailed tutorials, background research, and a video dictionary with more than 200 signs that are most important to and appropriate for babies and toddlers.

Honored with more than six national parenting awards, My Baby Can Talk is the most popular sign language DVD series for hearing babies in the US.

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