updated 10/26/2010 6:45:43 AM ET 2010-10-26T10:45:43

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Speakaboos, the award-winning digital publisher of celebrity-narrated children's stories, today announced the launch of the children's website, Speakaboos.com.

For children, Speakaboos.com features over 140 storybook videos, including beloved titles like Aladdin , Cinderella , and Humpty Dumpty, read by outstanding stars including Kelly Ripa, Kevin Bacon and Nick Cannon. Each video is accompanied by activities that will keep children engaged and learning after every story, including lesson plans, flashcards and games that meet national education standards.

"After watching my nieces and nephews spend hours in front of the computer, and on their parent's iPads and iPhones, it was obvious that, not only are children comfortable with these devices, but that they are gravitating towards digital mediums for entertainment.   At the same time, parents and teachers are struggling to direct them towards educational options," said Noelle Millholt, associate publisher for Speakaboos. "Speakaboos fills this gap, and even makes the site fun for grown-ups, who enjoy listening to stories read by their favorite celebrities."

Parents can also take the Speakaboos experience with them wherever they go. In addition to the website working wonderfully on an iPad, Speakaboos recently released Stories2Go , an accompanying iPhone app which places some of the sites' most popular storybook videos at parent's fingertips. Kids will develop literary skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment, even while on-the-go.  

About Speakaboos

Speakaboos publishes one of the largest catalogs of children's digital storybooks and interactive educational content.   Speakaboos ( www.speakaboos.com ) features universally-recognized titles such as The Emperor's New Clothes , Aesop's Fables, and Mother Goose Tales  told through the voices of celebrities including Kelly Ripa, John Krasinski, Miranda Cosgrove, and Nick Cannon.  Speakaboos catalog is produced in multiple languages and distributed across platforms including online, mobile, device, classroom and retail.  Speakaboos has been described as an "impressive", "indispensable" and "valuable" resource that helps children "develop literacy skills" by publications including ParentingFamily CircleThe Boston GlobeLA TimesPeopleUS Weekly, Kidscreen and Publisher's Weekly. For more information about Speakaboos please visit: www.speakaboos.com/corporate/about. Join the conversation by following Speakaboos on Facebook www.facebook.com/speakaboos, or Twitter www.twitter.com/speakaboos.  

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