Tales2Go makes kids' audio stories easily accessible, on-the-go and affordably priced.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 5, 2010
Tales2Go LLC today announced the launch of Tales2Go, the first–of-its-kind subscription application to stream kids’ audio stories to the iPhone and iPod Touch. The on-demand service, available through the Apple App Store, features the best in kids’ stories from leading audio publishers and award-winning storytellers. Tales2Go plans to roll out to other smartphone platforms (e.g., Blackberry, Palm Pre and Android) in the coming months.
Tales2Go has partnered with major audio publishers, including Recorded Books; Audio Bookshelf; Audio Holdings; and August House. Tales2Go has also signed agreements with dozens of award-winning storytellers, including Bill Harley, Connie Reagan-Blake, Lyn Ford, Syd Lieberman, Bil Lepp, Dovie Thomason, Odds Bodkin and Jim Weiss. The Tales2Go library will comprise more than 800 stories at launch, and will quickly exceed 1,000 stories in the coming weeks. Story genres include fairytales, myths, classics, folktales, popular kids’ book series, and more.
William Weil, co-founder and CEO of Tales2Go, said, “We are excited to offer the first subscription, on-demand story service of its kind in the Apple App Store. Our mission is to spark kids’ imaginations and utilize cutting edge technology to bring back the simple pleasures and rewards of storytelling to everyday life. Tales2Go makes kids' audio stories easily accessible, on-the-go and affordably priced.”
This innovative new service gives moms and dads instant access to the best in kids’ audio stories to stream to their iPhone – in the car, at the doctor’s office, during quiet time at home, anywhere at anytime. Kids love a good story, and with Tales2Go they can now have one when and where they want, thus transforming their audio story listening experience. Listening to stories is both entertaining and beneficial for kids, while also providing an alternative to “screen-based” media. Audio books have been shown to enrich listening skills, introduce kids to new vocabulary and make children more eager to read.
Tracey Weil, co-founder and Chief Mom, said, “As a parent of three young children, I’m constantly looking for ways to entertain my kids and keep their minds working and learning, especially on the go. We’re always listening to stories in the car, on the way to school, driving around town, or on long road trips. I think of Tales2Go as ‘mommy’s little helper.’ Tales2Go is storytime, anytime without any advance planning, downloading or syncing.”
Pricing and Availability
Free 30-day trial for all new customers. The annual subscription price is $24.99 – saving time, effort and money vs. purchasing multiple story CDs or downloads. And with Tales2Go, there are no one-off purchases to get the next story.
Device and Service Requirements
iPhone or iPod Touch. AT&T’s Edge and 3G networks or WiFi networks.
Tales2Go offers instant, on-demand, and unlimited access to over 800 great kids’ audio stories to stream to your iPhone or iPod Touch, to play in the car, at the doctor’s office, during quiet time at home, or to listen to anywhere, at anytime. Tales2Go features the best in kids’ audio stories, from trusted audio publishers and dozens of award-winning storytellers. Great for kids 3-11 (and the whole family), the Tales2Go library includes classics, folktales, fairytales, myths, and kids’ favorite book series and characters. Tales2Go will entertain and spark your kids’ imagination. Tales2Go utilizes cutting edge technology to bring back the simple pleasures and rewards of storytelling to everyday life, by making audio stories easily accessible, on-the-go and affordably priced.
To learn more about Tales2Go, please visit http://www.tales2go.com.
Tracey Weil, Chief Mom