School Zone Publishing Unveils the Ultimate Educational Experience for Children
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (November 1, 2013) –Almost 40 years ago, longtime educators James Hoffman, Ed. D., and his wife Joan Hoffman, M.A., started a retail-supply store for teachers that quickly grew into School Zone Publishing. School Zone has sold over 350 million educational products for children to date.
Today School Zone proudly announces its highly anticipated School Zone Little Scholar® learning tablet is available for purchase at buylittlescholar.com.
School Zone has received multiple awards for its products in both digital and print formats. School Zone won Apple’s exclusive Human Interface Design Excellence Award for its user-friendly, intuitive interface design in a top-selling software program. In the past 2 years, School Zone has dedicated itself to developing the dynamic educational content for this innovative tablet. This engaging content covers core curriculum subjects for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first graders, including math, reading, spelling, logic, creativity, and geography.
Kids can begin their learning adventures with Little Scholar right away because the tablet comes preloaded with over 150 educational apps, videos, songs, and e-books, all created by School Zone. Parents do not need to buy apps or make in-app purchases with their credit cards. All kids have to do is turn the device on, and it is ready to go without any extra charges.
Jonathan Hoffman, President of School Zone and a father of 3, says, “As a parent purchasing electronic learning aids for my children, navigating the app store, managing all the apps and cartridges, and getting constant credit card charges was a hassle and a headache. School Zone’s Little Scholar comes fully loaded and ready for use right out of the box, eliminating the frustration, guesswork, and maintenance for today’s busy parents, while also saving them time and money. It is 100% hassle free.”
School Zone’s Little Scholar also plays four educational live action/animated, videos of “Charlie & Company™.” Charlie & Company episodes run between 19 and 24 minutes and feature Charlie, a golden retriever and his teacher, Miss Ellie. Each episode teaches important skills and includes original music by Brian Vander Ark of the acclaimed band The Verve Pipe.
In addition, Little Scholar features an A+ app that allows parents to track their child’s progress and see how much time their child has spent on each topic or curriculum area. Little Scholar has a password-protected Parent Section, which includes access to the device’s control settings and a custom app store for additional downloads. Parents can even use an App management tool to choose the apps, music, and e-books that are active on Little Scholar, so they can tailor the content to fit the learning needs of their children.
Little Scholar may be geared for kids, but adults will appreciate these nuts and bolts. Little Scholar has a whopping 8-inch screen and includes a Google Android™ 4.2.2 operating system, a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 8 GB of storage (with Micro SD cards compatible up to 32 GB), Bluetooth® 4.0, a front-and-rear facing camera, and 7 hours of battery life. School Zone’s Little Scholar has plenty of brain-boosting power for kids!
School Zone’s Littler Scholar learning tablet is expected to be among the top 2013 Holiday gifts for kids and can be purchased today for $199 at buylittlescholar.com.