Professor Pocket® Our Hawaiian Hula Adventure CD Selected a Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner

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Professor Pocket, a bilingual children's media company, has received a prestigious Parents' Choice Approved Award for the release of their second bilingual audio CD, Our Silly Farm Adventure. Professor Pocket teaches children Spanish using a unique combination of bilingual storytelling, catchy songs and fun-filled characters. Professor Pocket CDs have been endorsed by childhood development specialists, parents and kids!

Professor Pocket®'s second CD, Our Hawaiian Hula Adventure, has been selected as a 2008 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner in the Audio/Storytelling category.

This fun-filled, musical Hawaiian adventure teaches children Spanish using "catchy" original songs (plus one remake of Sana, Sana), silly, lovable characters and magical story lines. The Professor leads children on a giggly, make-believe visit to a wondrous island, where dancing blue dinosaurs and cheerful chickens learn to hula dance, surf and sing with dolphins. A companion booklet with song translations and vocabulary words accompanies the CD.

This is the second CD for Professor Pocket, who released their debut bilingual CD, Our Silly Farm Adventure in 2007.

Being named a 2008 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner is the second prestigious media award Our Hawaiian Hula Adventure has won this year. This outstanding accomplishment is further confirmation that Professor Pocket is succeeding in their mission to make learning Spanish easy and fun for children.

By seamlessly weaving English and Spanish storytelling…and making it enjoyable …Professor Pocket CDs teach Spanish vocabulary naturally and easily, the way children learn in bilingual households.

About Parent's Choice
Established in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best products for children, including books, toys, music and storytelling. Parents' Choice Foundation is made up of panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds.

The Criteria
Parents' Choice puts each of its award winners through a vigorous process of selection. Products must entertain and stimulate children's imaginations, as well as develop social, intellectual and emotional skills. Judges base their decisions on the ability of the product to engage and connect with both parents and children, as well as its ability to teach and entertain. Adhering to rigorous standards, Parents' Choice honors material that respects a child's age, interests and abilities, and adheres to universal human values. Their jurors and judges offer expertise in and respect for the subject and the media.

About Professor Pocket
Professor Pocket (http://www.professorpocket.com),a family-owned company, started in 2005 by two sisters-in-law who live in bilingual households. They know firsthand how children learn 2nd languages. Nathalie Simmons Jorge has two little niños. They speak Spanish at dinner and mix Spanish and English throughout the day. Paula Jorge Guglielmino is a native Spanish speaker and is expecting her first bilingual niño in November.

Educational and entertaining, their CDs, which they co-write and direct, are designed to help children (ages 2-8) develop a lifelong passion for learning languages. And they're also created for parents and children to enjoy together, so they're perfect for traveling in the car as well as listening at home.

Professor Pocket CDs are available online on their website http://www.professorpocket.com, at http://www.amazon.com. and selected retailers across the country.

Here's what parents are saying about Professor Pocket CDs.
These quotes are pulled from reviews on amazon.com.

"My daughter (age 6) ….has taken Spanish in school for 4 years, but I am convinced she has learned more from Professor Pocket than any class…My two year old loves to dance to the songs and already tries to pronounce some of the words too."

"…superb, fun, bilingual story and music for the entire family"

"Professor Pocket nails 5-year-old humor (which means she wants to listen to it again and again)."

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