Dublin, Ireland – May 28th, 2015 – StoryToys, a leading publisher of interactive books and games for children, today announced the release of Elmo Loves You!, My Very Hungry Caterpillar and We are the Chuggineers on Google Play™ in support of the new family friendly experience rolling out globally from May 28th. The experience helps parents easily discover quality, trustworthy apps, thereby making better informed decisions when selecting apps for their children.
“We’re very proud to participate in the Designed for Families Program,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO of StoryToys. “Here at StoryToys we think very hard about creating an optimal experience for children – from interface and design features to engagement and a careful balance between education and entertainment. It’s great to see Google Play undertake its own initiative to build a dedicated experience for families, and we’re delighted to be able to bring some of our best-loved apps to Google Play.”
Elmo Loves You! is a 3D pop-up storybook app based on the best-selling book of the same title, which encourages literacy and helps teach children about love and friendship. The app is narrated by Elmo and also features original voices of other characters, such as Cookie Monster, Count Von Count, Bert, Ernie, and more. The app was produced by StoryToys in partnership with Sesame Workshop.
My Very Hungry Caterpillar was recently awarded the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award for innovation and excellence in children’s digital publishing. It presents Eric Carle’s iconic and much-loved Very Hungry Caterpillar character for the very first time in fully interactive 3D form. Children can nurture, feed, care for, and play with their very own caterpillar in a beautiful 3D environment.
Designed for pre-schoolers, We are the Chuggineers is based on Chuggington, the global hit animated television series. This action-packed app provides an immersive and engaging experience, comprising of an interactive storybook, animations and illustrations, exciting 3D games and clips from the television show.
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Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, StoryToys creates and publishes highly innovative and entertaining software for children including interactive books and games and has enjoyed global success on all major app distribution platforms, including over 500 number 1s worldwide. StoryToys has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for the quality of its products, including 17 prestigious Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards and the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award in 2015. More information about StoryToys is available at http://storytoys.com/.
About Sesame Workshop™
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help all children reach their highest potential. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve, helping children everywhere grow smarter, stronger and kinder. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.
About The World Of Eric Carle™
The World of Eric Carle™ is a design-driven licensing and merchandising program based on the beloved picture books by Eric Carle. A prolific author and artist, Eric Carle has written and illustrated more than seventy books which have sold over 127 million copies worldwide. Like his books, The World of Eric Carle brand draws upon Eric Carle’s approach to creativity, discovery, play and development. Licensing and merchandising programs are ongoing in the US, Japan, UK, Australia and Europe. For more information, please visit: www.Facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle
Chuggington is a contemporary, action based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children aged 2 – 5 years. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills empowering them to become the best trainees they can be. Chuggington is directed by Sarah Ball, who won a BAFTA award for her work as a director and writer of Bob the Builder ™Further information is available at http://www.chuggington.com.