Charlie and Company Original Educational Kids Video Series, Educational Apps, Songs, & Other Early Learning Content Launching Exclusively On the School Zone Little Scholar

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (October 9, 2013) – School Zone Publishing, the leading expert in children’s educational workbooks, flash cards and software for over 35 years, announces the launch of a new educational experience, the School Zone Little Scholar®. This tablet debuts an original kids’ educational video series, “Charlie & Company™,” along with educational apps, progressive e-books and lively music. Through the exclusive educational and entertainment content, children in pre-school through first grade will embark on an early learning journey that teaches them math, reading, spelling, science, geography and creativity. This engaging new content is exclusive to the School Zone Little Scholar. With an introductory price of $199.00, this new state-of-the-art children’s tablet is poised to be among the top Holiday 2013 gifts for kids.

“The launch of the School Zone Little Scholar adds a new and exciting dimension to our company,” said Jonathan Hoffman, CEO of School Zone. “School Zone Little Scholar offers children a safe and easy-to-use educational experience to explore and enjoy learning skills critical to their educational development. Additionally, our expansion into kids’ video broadcasting with the Charlie and Company series marks a whole new era for School Zone.”

“Charlie and Company” will premiere with four 22-minute, live action/animated episodes. The early learning-based series has been developed by School Zone and includes original music from Brian Vander Ark of the acclaimed band The Verve Pipe. Each “Charlie and Company” video – starring Charlie the Golden Retriever, teacher Miss Ellie and their delightful animal friends – represents an educational lesson to guide children through age-appropriate, entertaining and educational adventures. As Miss Ellie says, “A School Zone is anywhere you want it to be.”

The School Zone Little Scholar will come pre-loaded with four episodes of Charlie and Company with additional downloadable episodes scheduled for release later this year.

In addition to providing exclusive viewing access to “Charlie and Company,” the first-generation of the School Zone Little Scholar will offer an enriched interactive experience with pre-loaded features, including 45 educational apps based on core early learning concepts and skills, 87 fun and upbeat children’s sing-a-long songs and 45 learn-to-read children’s e-books.

The School Zone Little Scholar features a beautiful interface with large buttons and easy navigation for young users. It has a front- and rear-facing camera and an A+ app that allows parents to track their child’s progress and see how much time their child has spent on each app. This safe environment allows children to enjoy learning without being able to connect to the Internet – unless their parents specifically log into Parent Settings and enable Internet access.

For more information on the School Zone Little Scholar and the premiere of “Charlie and Company,” please visit today.

In the past 35 years, School Zone has sold over 350 million educational products, received Apple’s exclusive Human Interface Design Excellence Award for their software development capabilities and been recognized as one of the world’s premier education-focused companies.

For press inquiries, or to schedule an interview with School Zone President and CEO Jonathan Hoffman, please contact Kristina Godfrey (949-933-3679) or Elyssa Sanders (917-658-5890) at Godfrey Sanders Public Relations.

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