Meet Heckerty, New Mobile App for Children, Officially Launches at #1 Spot on Amazon's Educational Apps List
Love From Heckerty(TM) Created by Britain's Royal Storyteller, Enchants Children as They Learn to Read on Mobile Devices
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 01, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Meet Heckerty(TM), is a new mobile app for Apple(TM) iOS(TM), Android(TM) devices including Kindle Fire(TM). The app, the first in the Love From Heckerty series, immerses children in the magical world of Heckerty(TM), a green-faced witch, and her cat Zanzibar(TM). And while the kids play, Heckerty teaches them to read, increases their vocabulary and develops their learning skills.
Love From Heckerty's eponymous character, used in children's education for over 20 years in the UK, was created by Ann Rachlin, Britain's Royal Storyteller and an internationally acclaimed music educator, writer, recording artist, lyricist and speaker. Now Heckerty is the star of an app that combines the quality of traditional English storytelling with 21st century technology and creative talent.
The stories are recorded by renowned BBC broadcaster Jan Ziff, the founder of Broomstick Productions, and creator of the Meet Heckerty app. As she reads the delightful stories, the text appears one word at a time so children learn to recognize words and build vocabulary. They can tap on any word to hear it read aloud.
The stories are designed to engage and enchant children over three as they discover how Heckerty got her green face, then follow her and her faithful feline sidekick on their hilarious adventures. Kids will embark on a journey into a magical realm, with lots of animation and more fun stories, games, puzzles and coloring books will be added to the series in the coming months
"Meet Heckerty is an educational tool that kids will love, merging technology, storytelling and learning," said Jan Ziff of Broomstick Productions. "Today's mobile devices enable Meet Heckerty to provide kids with a multimedia adventure they can enjoy anywhere and at any time."
"I have been teaching for more than 10 years, and I wish Meet Heckerty had been available from the beginning," said Amy Stovall, a mother and educator in Phoenix, AZ. "Children will be captivated by the characters and their stories and will remain fully engaged, even if they are prone to boredom or over activity. Parents will discover within a few minutes that Heckerty offers a wonderful balance of education and entertainment."
Meet Heckerty is now available on iTunes, the Amazon Android store and soon on the Google Play store. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad, as well as Kindle Fire and Android devices running ARM(TM) 7 or later processors. It is available for a limited time for only $.99
Broomstick Productions Inc. is based in Scottsdale, AZ.
More information at:
Tel: +1 303 242-5432 or +1 623 432-0100
Media Contacts: Jan Ziff and Allan Davidson
Contact: Deb McAlister-Holland, email@example.com, 214-707-3422
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