Big Tent Entertainment Develops Marketing Campaign for Komaneko

March12.KomanekoBig Tent Entertainment will launch a retail and marketing campaign with Domo creator Tsuneo Goda for Komaneko, a cartoon cat, based on the animated short film Komaneko: The First Step. Big Tent Entertainment will kick off the campaign with the launch of an eBook based on the original animated story.

The eBook will feature a Movie Maker tool, games, and puzzles in addition to helping develop reading, learning, and language skills. Kids will also be able to personalize the eBook with their own voice and picture. Komaneko will be part of the educational Kideo eTales series and will be available on iTunes and Google Play in English, Malay, and Mandarin.

Ninth Luca Lashes Book Helps Kids Conquer Fear of Flying

lucaslashesLuca Lashes LLC’s latest multilingual e-book and app, Luca Lashes and His First Airplane Ride, helps make a kid’s first flying experience more comfortable for everyone by introducing and describing the experience of preparing for and taking a first flight, along with helpful tips for parents new to flying with children.

The Luca Lashes stories turn “fearful firsts” into educational experiences using eye-catching illustrations that help tell a story of a young boy named Luca whose magical eyelashes help make him brave. The ninth book in the series, Luca Lashes and His First Airplane Ride addresses concerns that both children and parents may have when flying. During the story, Luca travels with his mom and dad to the airport for his first flight. Luca’s story puts young reader’s fear of flying at ease as they read about his successful first airplane ride. Through deliberate cadence and rhyming, listeners are engaged as Luca learns to combat the dreaded ear popping, fear of takeoff and landing, and other stresses that often occur during airplane rides. [Read more...]

Luca Lashes Announces New Contest

LucasLashesThe creators of Luca Lashes multilingual e-book and app series have announced a “Raising Multilingual Children in a One-language Household” contest. Parents who offer tips for fostering second-language development in their children will have a chance to win a Luca Lashes iTunes app library of titles in one language (Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese) of their choosing.

Because raising multilingual children in a household where the parents speak only one language is not an easy task, Luca Lashes e-books and apps help parents foster language development through educational experiences with these tools. The eBooks are offered in multiple languages and the apps allow for switching between languages making it easy for parents to teach and easy for children to learn. [Read more...]

Luca Lashes eBook Helps Alleviate Children’s Hospital Fears

lucaLuca Lashes continues its efforts to turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences with the release of its eighth multilingual eBook and app for children. Entitled Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital, the book helps young children and children with special needs better understand the many facets of visiting someone in the hospital. The main character of the book, Luca, is a boy who has magic eyelashes that give him special powers and make him brave.

The digital book is illustrated and features words which are highlighted across the page for early literacy acquisition. Each story is available in several languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian, to meet diverse language needs, as well as to introduce new languages to children.

The app version of the book also includes originally scored music, sound effects, animations, and lots of interactive opportunities that combine learning and fun. The app can be played in a “read to me” format to provide kids with assistance in reading the book, or narration can be paused, so children can explore the page. The app also includes the ability to switch between the five offered languages for beginning second language learning.

Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital is available at iTunes, on the iBookstore, Amazon.com, BN.com, Google Play, and at www.LucaLashes.com.