Lauren Depew

Sparky's Birthday Surprise app wins a Parents' Choice Award

Blog Post created by Lauren Depew Employee on Aug 14, 2014

Sparky bday surpriseSparky’s Birthday Surprise, a new storybook app, was selected as a 2014 Parents’ Choice Award winner by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media!

Sparky’s Birthday Surprise teaches kids ages 3-6 important fire safety skills. The app is jam-packed with learning games, activities, coloring pages, and a sing-a-long. With bright graphics and kid-friendly “tappable” animations throughout, the app is aligned to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

In the app, it's Sparky's birthday, and his friends are planning a surprise party. While enjoying this interactive, animated story, kids learn what to do if the smoke alarm sounds, how to exit the home safely, and how to choose an outside meeting place with their family. Also included is a special section for caregivers, which offers thoughtful questions designed to spark open-ended conversation and reinforce reading comprehension.

The Parents’ Choice Awards are designed to help parents and caregivers make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children. This app is available in English and Spanish and can be found on the iTunes App Store, Amazon App Store for Android, Google Play and the Barnes & Noble App Store for NOOK TM or www.sparkyschoolhouse.org.

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