Press Release: FableVision Studios and Reading Is Fundamental Present Free Reading Apps for Kids at Boston Book Festival
WHAT: Apps Preview and Open House Party
More than 200 people will attend an Open House -- hosted by FableVision, Reading Is Fundamental and the National Writing Project -- to celebrate the launch of two free children's literacy-based apps and informally kick off the Boston Book Festival. Attendees will preview the "Water Wonders" and "Our Book" apps and meet the app creators, including FableVision CEOs Paul and Peter H. Reynolds, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator.
WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, Oct. 18, 5 - 9 p.m.
308 Congress Street, 6th Floor, Boston
NOTE: To attend the Open House, you must RSVP by 3 p.m. ET Oct. 15 to Olivia Doherty at Olivia@thehatchergroup.com.
WHAT: "It's Raining Apps" Booth at the Boston Book Festival
Families and children visiting the book festival booth will have a chance to interact with the "Water Wonders" and "Our Book" apps, engage in kid-friendly science experiments, and see a working mad scientist robot in action.
WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, Oct. 19
Boston Book Festival Kids Alley, Booth #65
Copley Square, Back Bay, Boston
FableVision CEOs Peter H. Reynolds and Paul Reynolds will be available for media interviews from 10 - 11 a.m.
BOSTON- FableVision, a Boston-based group of education media development and publishing companies, and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, have teamed up to develop and distribute two free apps focused on building early childhood literacy in preschool and elementary-aged children. The apps bring RIF's long-time mission of promoting an early love of reading to the digital era through interactive read-aloud stories, digital drawing boards and virtual science labs. The apps were developed using best practices in literacy and are designed to help children build strong foundations for reading while engaging them through entertaining stories and vibrant loveable characters. They are available free of charge through funding from Macy's and the Verizon Foundation and are based on stories written through a partnership with the National Writing Project.