School Zone Publishing Brings the Ultimate Educational Experience for Young Kids to Toy Fair 2014
Little Scholar® learning tablet for kids breaks new ground by putting education first; offers premium kid-tested, teacher-approved content in a safe, hassle free environment.
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (February 16, 2014) – No tablet educates kids better than School Zone’s Little Scholar®.
School Zone’s Little Scholar tablet goes toe to toe with the top-rated kids’ tablets, rating a 4.1 from Children’s Technology Review, and taking top honors in the ”out of the box” experience.
“With a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, we are confident parents will consider Little Scholar the best educational tablet for young kids. Our world-class design center has spent the last two years preparing for this moment. We are poised to take the market by storm!” said Jonathan Hoffman, president and CEO of School Zone.
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 two 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 as the tablet comes preloaded with over 150 educational apps, videos, songs, and eBooks, 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.
Beyond the development of Little Scholar, School Zone committed the last year to the planning and producing of seven, 22 minute episodes of a new live-action and animated children’s video series, Charlie & Company™, starring School Zone's own mascot, Charlie, a lovable golden retriever. The first four episodes debut on little scholar, and includes original music by Brian Vander Ark of the acclaimed band The Verve Pipe.
Just for parents, Little Scholar features an A+ app that tracks their child’s progress and can see how much time their child has spent on each topic or curriculum area. Little Scholar has password-protected parental controls, which include 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 eBooks 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), 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 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 will be at booth #5831. For more information about Little Scholar, please call Godfrey Sanders Public Relations, or visit: schoolzone.com.
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.