"We looked to Dr. Seuss's legacy as a whimsical storyteller to create a more delightful and engaging reading experience for today's young learners," said Michel Kripalani, President and CEO of Oceanhouse Media.
Encinitas, California (PRWEB) July 16, 2015
Oceanhouse Media, Inc., together with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., today unveiled "The Cat in the Hat - Read & Learn," the first in a new line of animated, interactive book apps developed exclusively for iOS devices. The app designed for early and active readers (ages 3 and older) is now available on the App Store℠ for $4.99.
"The Cat in the Hat - Read & Learn" edition is a new stand-alone app replacing the original "The Cat in the Hat" digital book app first released in 2010. "Read & Learn" apps offer a new way to experience Dr. Seuss’s children’s books in a newly designed immersive interactive reading experience. Kids and parents can enjoy text and character animations, uncover hidden surprises, and complete learning activities such as matching words with sounds (b for ball) that encourage children to connect with concepts that are important for early literacy development.
"Dr. Seuss transformed the way we approach early reading when he introduced the world to ‘The Cat in the Hat,’" said Michel Kripalani, President and CEO of Oceanhouse Media. "We looked to his legacy as a whimsical storyteller in order to create a more delightful and engaging digital reading experience for today's young learners."
Parents, kids and education experts collaborated with the development team at Oceanhouse Media to bring the beloved “The Cat in the Hat” story to life. Gesture based interactions like tapping, tilting, dragging and swiping move the story forward and reveal learning activities. The optional activities are hidden throughout the book, prompting readers to fully explore the story and practice spelling, phonics, rhyming, and reading comprehension in fun and playful ways. The “Read & Learn” apps also feature updates to Oceanhouse Media's signature text scaffolding features, including enhanced tappable words and picture and word highlighting.
"The Cat in the Hat - Read & Learn" app joins the pioneering, award-winning line of classic Dr. Seuss digital book apps produced by Oceanhouse Media, which have been read on iOS and Android devices more than 100 million times. The second "Read & Learn" app, "Green Eggs & Ham," will be available on the App Store℠ later this summer, with more apps in the series coming in the fall.
About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss digital book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 400 mobile and desktop apps for iOS (iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®), Android™, NOOK Tablets™, Kindle Fire™, HP TouchPad™ and Windows 8 devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, a veteran of the video game industry. 25 of the company’s apps have reached the number one spot within their categories on the App Store℠. In addition, Google has selected the company as one of its Top Developers, a designation granted to only 150 groups worldwide.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children's book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com.
About Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
The primary focus of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. is to protect the integrity of the Dr. Seuss books while expanding beyond books into ancillary areas. This effort is a strategic part of the overall mission to nurture and safeguard the relationship consumers have with Dr. Seuss characters. Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges.” That is one of the guiding philosophies of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, heads Dr. Seuss Enterprises as CEO. Learn more about Dr. Seuss at seussville.com and facebook.com/Dr.Seuss.