Ohanarama Honored With Three Prestigious Children’s Products/Media Awards

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Family Social Network Chosen as a Parents’ Choice Recommended Website, Named an Honors Winner by National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), and Granted a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

Ohanarama!

Ohanarama provides a safe and entertaining haven for friends and family to connect across the miles.

Ohanarama, the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online, today announced it has been chosen as a Parents’ Choice Recommended Website for Fall 2011. In addition, Ohanarama has been named a 2011 Honors Winner in the Children's Media/Virtual category in the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition, as well as a National Parenting Center Fall 2011 Seal of Approval Winner.

Since the public beta launch in June 2011, Ohanarama has been reviewed and approved by CommonSenseMedia.org and FamilyFriendlyVideogames.com, approved by KidZui, and won a Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval. Ohanarama has also launched two family contests, during which Ohanarama families competed against each other for gift cards and a Kindle 3G, and the winners received book donations on their behalf to their choice of local elementary schools. In the last three months, Ohanarama has doubled the number of families enrolled each month, and added six new fun and educational games, a two-player version of gin rummy, and a new “Relativity” family quiz.

“We are thrilled with the rave reviews from parenting organizations, professional reviewers, and our ever-expanding community of Ohanarama families,” said Jane Hoffer, Ohanarama Co-Founder, CEO and mother of three. “With all of the new fun family games and activities we’ve added, Ohanarama is quickly becoming the destination for educational online fun and family bonding.”

What Reviewers are Saying

“By tapping into the popularity of social networking, but avoiding the pitfalls and dangers for kids, Ohanarama provides a safe and entertaining haven for friends and family to connect across the miles.” Parents’ Choice

“I was impressed by the educational and age appropriate games, the closed networks so that your kids can’t play with people you don’t know, and their rewards and incentives.” Julie Meyers Pron, Just Precious

“The games all have an educational component so you don’t feel like your kids are totally vegging in front of a blinking screen. And the same goes for the older generation. They say that games can help keep your mind sharp as you age. The part I like best is that Ohanarama takes an activity that can be isolating (electronic gaming) and uses it to build connections between children and their family members. It’s so easy to get caught up in activities online, at least with Ohanarama you’re sharing those activities with the ones you love most.” Jo-Lynne Shane, Musings of a Housewife

About Ohanarama
Ohanarama is the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online. Through Ohanarama.com or Facebook, parents set up their kids’ accounts and invite immediate and extended family members to join the secure, private family network. Once joined, elementary-age kids and their parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents can send messages, engage in educational and fun family games and contests, and earn real and virtual rewards including gift cards to favorite stores. Led by technology industry veterans who have launched such products as the JumpStart children’s educational series and Zynga’s Petville, Ohanarama is also backed by investors such as Charles Huang, the founder of Guitar Hero, and venture capital partners, SoftBank Capital and Contour Venture Partners. Ohanarama is the first product launched by BrainRewards, Inc.

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