Burnaby, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
On June 22, 2012, the production team at Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. will be pushing new content to their virtual, online world called Oville. According to Laura Thomas, Director of Writing at Cackleberries, there are two new story books that touch on themes relevant to special-needs children plus a sign language activity being added to Oville’s Variety House.
Thomas said, “We are releasing two original books, done in-house by our brilliant creative team. One is a beginner reader for preschoolers called “Different and the Same.” The other is a storybook for all ages called “Finding Snoggler.” Charitee, our physically challenged Cackleberry, is the protagonist and the problem solver in that story.”
Along with the new books, an interactive sign language activity will be located in the lobby of Oville’s Variety House. The purpose of the activity is to help young children learn the basics of American Sign Language, such as how to sign the numbers 1 to 10 and the alphabet. Also, included in the June 22nd push will be a swim-lift for Charitee.
The lift is being installed on the outside of the Cackpal Clubhouse. Much like the lifting aids that are commonplace at public pools, the Clubhouse swim-lift has been designed to lift Charitee out of her wheelchair and place her in the river whenever she wants to go swimming. Players will be able to click on the lift to help Charitee enter the water.
The Cackleberries-Variety partnership launched at the end of 2011 when the company donated $30,000 in memberships to Variety, allowing up to 6,000 children free access to their virtual world of educational games and entertainment. On Valentine’s Day, Cackleberries opened a Variety House featuring a character named Charitee who is confined to a wheelchair.
The next phase of the partnership involves reaching each of Variety’s members worldwide to let them know that Charitee and Variety House are ready and waiting for them in Oville. And, that they can use these creative assets to reach the Internet generation with Variety’s message and increase fundraising in their communities.
The company’s CEO, Eronne Foster, who was a keynote speaker at the Variety International world conference in Dublin, said, “This is such a wonderful opportunity for us to use the Internet to teach children about special needs as well as help Variety raise even more money to help children around the world.”
Variety supporters are asked to contact their Tent for more information. Or to donate to Variety directly and receive a free one-month membership to Cackleberries virtual world for young children, please go to http://www.cackleberries.com/variety.
Cackleberries is a children’s edutainment (entertainment and education) company offering a website, animation, toys, games, music and more. Most importantly Cackleberries introduces young children, three to seven, to online education with a dedication to keeping them safe. Cackleberries protects children from the internet with the latest technology, provides family-friendly content, and never advertises to children. The living virtual world of Oville is a place for children to learn and play in a guaranteed safe environment.