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Reader Bee and the Story Tree App Honored by Industry Leaders

Camas, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2014)­ – Reader Bee and the Story Tree, an iPad app that uses a highly effective, simplified approach to teach sounds, letters and words to young children, wins three prestigious product awards. Dr. Toy honored Reader Bee and the Story Tree with a 10 Best Technology award and a 100 Best Children’s Products award. The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) presented the app with a silver award in the children’s products competition. Developed by Learning Circle Kids, the app guides emerging readers through the basics of hearing sounds, tracing letters and forming three-letter words.
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Camas, Wash. (Nov. 5, 2014)­ – Reader Bee and the Story Tree, an iPad app that uses a highly effective, simplified approach to teach sounds, letters and words to young children, wins three prestigious product awards. Dr. Toy honored Reader Bee and the Story Tree with a 10 Best Technology award and a 100 Best Children’s Products award. The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) presented the app with a silver award in the children’s products competition. Developed by Learning Circle Kids, the app guides emerging readers through the basics of hearing sounds, tracing letters and forming three-letter words.

Dr. Toy, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D has been a leading expert on children’s products for more than 30 years. Her annual 100 Best Products Program identifies the most innovative and engaging toys, games and products for children. Winning products promote activity, creativity, learning and fun, plus build important life skills while supporting child development.

“We’re proud to be listed as a top product in 26th Annual 100 Best Children’s Award Program,” said Ann McCormick, president and founder of Learning Circle Kids. “Dr. Toy’s expert selection further validates that our app empowers kids to have fun while taking charge of their learning.”

Each year, NAPPA enlists expert judges, parents and children who evaluate and play with hundreds of submissions to find the highest quality, most educational and entertaining products. One of the longest-running and most-respected awards programs serving the family market, NAPPA thought Reader Bee and the Story Tree stood out amongst the applicants.

“Parents want the best for their families and strive to make the best consumer decisions possible,” said Julie Kertes, NAPPA general manager. “A NAPPA award-winning product is one that parents can trust and kids will love.”

Reader Bee and the Story Tree gives preschoolers and kindergarteners a jumpstart in reading and writing. The iPad app makes learning easier and more intuitive, paving the way for confident readers. Through simplified reading methods and a custom keyboard, kids learn to use the Honeycomb Keyboard by introducing seven letters at a time.

To download Reader Bee and the Story Tree, visit the iTunes App Store.

About Learning Circle Kids, LLC

Learning Circle Kids develops award-winning educational apps, books and toys for early childhood learners. The company offers tools that encourage children to engage with their learning circle, or individuals most involved in a child’s growth. The primary product line from Learning Circle Kids, Reader Bee, features iPad apps with the first-ever custom keyboard for children. Reader Bee pioneered the Honeycomb Reading method, a simplified way to teach children to read in a more effective, fun way. To learn more, visit www.readerbee.com.

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