In a busy world, Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales provides the rare opportunity for kids to just sit still, relax, and let their imaginations grow with the nourishment of a soothing voice telling an entertaining, educational story.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
Quiet Time Productions, LLC is pleased to announce the release of Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales, a new collection of DVDs for children ages 2-8 that feature classic stories with original illustrations and charming songs to inspire a love of reading and ignite children's imaginations.
In the tradition of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood and Reading Rainbow, Quiet Time Tales is wholesome, educational children's programming. Each of the DVDs in the collection contain five complete stories read aloud by the gentle character of Grandpa Read, played by Gary Sturm a grandfather of four, veteran actor and retired schoolteacher. Dozens of illustrations commissioned specifically for the collection accompany the stories. At the end of each DVD, Grandpa Read sings a new original song. This combination has been observed to have a soothing effect on children and has resulted in an increase in children's desire to be read to by parents and grandparents.
Children love Grandpa Read's faithful canine companion, Champ, and the silly goldfish, Sparky and Wanda, that share Grandpa Read's world and enjoy his stories.
The collection is unique in the area of children's entertainment where frenetic animation, crazy sound effects and loud music are the norm in most children's titles. In contrast, Quiet Time Tales' combination of calm storytelling, charming illustrations and peaceful original songs was developed to address a need for down time in children's lives by relaxing and soothing them during their daily quiet time and at bedtime.
Today, there is recognizable trend toward over-scheduling children's lives with activities and lessons. Well-intentioned parents are eager to give their children the best start in life. But researchers who have studied this trend have found that over-scheduling - or "hyper-parenting" to use a term coined by Harvard psychologist Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld - leads to stress on the child and may result in low self-esteem, depression, anxiety disorders and physical ailments such as headaches and stomach aches.
By taking time every day to relax and recharge, researchers suggest that children can reduce their overall stress levels, increase their ability to cope with conflict and adversity and may even experience increases in creativity. That's where Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales can help.
Ruth Buzzi, the five-time Emmy-nominated star of Sesame Street and an active children's advocate notes, "In a busy world, Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales provides the rare opportunity for kids to just sit still, relax, and let their imaginations grow with the nourishment of a soothing voice telling an entertaining, educational story."
R.A. Logan, an entertainment industry veteran and the director of the series says, "I'm really proud of this accomplishment. Ever since my own daughter was young, it has been my dream to create a collection of all of our favorite children's stories - the stories that inspired a love of storytelling and reading in both of us. The release of Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is the fulfillment of that dream. I look forward to the chance to share these same classic stories, beautiful artwork and charming songs with my own grandchildren."
Quiet Time Tales DVDs and CDs make great gifts for children and families and are terrific for grandparents, preschools, daycare, pediatrician's offices and travel bags.
Product information for Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales, Collection 1
- 12 new DVDs each featuring five classic read-aloud stories and one original song for children 2-8; each approx. one-hour long
- DVDs are available separately or packaged together in a beautiful 12-DVD set
- Subscriptions are available so families can receive a different DVD by mail each month for 12 months
- Music CD featuring all 13 original sing-along songs
- Quiet Time songs are also available individually on iTunes
- Affiliate partnerships are also available
- To purchase products or learn more about the charitable side of Quiet Time, please visit http://www.QuietTime.com
About Quiet Time Productions
Quiet Time Productions is an independent developer of children's entertainment based in Studio City, CA. Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is the company's first product introduction. The company's goal is to provide children with relaxing entertainment and activities which inspire their imaginations while helping parents, grandparents and other caregivers instill their children with a love of stories and reading. Quiet Time Productions is committed to giving back to the community through organizations that support reading, animals and a healthy planet. For more information, please visit http://www.QuietTime.com.