Press Release: FableVision Studios and Reading Is Fundamental Present Free Reading Apps for Kids at Boston Book Festival
The new apps will be featured at the upcoming Boston Book Festival, beginning with an open house party at FableVision Studios that will kick off festivities the evening of Friday, Oct. 18. The apps will also be featured in an interactive booth at the Kids Alley section of the festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. Visitors to the booth will be able to not only try the apps, but also get the chance to engage in different science experiments and interact with a mad scientist robot.
In the "Water Wonders" app, users are led by young sibling scientists Sydney and Symon Starr through the world of the water cycle. Kids can view an animated story or head straight to the "experiments" section, where they can engage in a series of virtual science projects and gain familiarity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) subjects. The "Our Book" app takes users through six mini adventures with a character named SugarLoaf and her family as they use reading, writing and listening to explore new worlds. Kids can also enter a writing and drawing studio where they can create their own stories from scratch. Both apps are available in English and Spanish versions for Android and iOS tablets. The apps are the brainchild of brothers, Peter H. and Paul Reynolds, founders and Co-Chief Executives of FableVision. Peter H. Reynolds has a longstanding reputation as an award-winning writer, storyteller, and illustrator and is well recognized voice across the publishing world. Peter and Paul Reynolds will be available for media interviews at the festival booth from 10 - 11 a.m. Oct. 19.
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About Reading Is Fundamental:
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in underserved communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. As the nation's largest children's literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 410 million books in the hands of more than 39 million children since it was established in 1966. Learn more and help RIF provide books to kids who need them most, visit RIF.org.