Tales2Go Finalist for a Cynopsis Kids !magination Award

Kids’ Mobile Audiobook Service finalist for Best Educational App

Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio books for kids, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a finalist by Cynopsis Media for their 2012 Kids !magination Award for Best Educational App, along with apps from National Geographic, PBS, Ruckus Media, ClickN KIDS and Scholastic Media.  A 21st century twist on a proven reading resource, Tales2Go seamlessly delivers thousands of name-brand audio books and stories from leading publishers & storytellers to mobile devices in classrooms and beyond.

The June 7th awards event created by Cynopsis Media to honor innovators in kids entertainment and education will be host to the nominees in a broad range of categories.  Tales2Go CEO William Weil comments, “We’re excited to be chosen as a finalist for Best Educational App, placing us amongst leaders in the field and recognizing Tales2Go as an innovative mobile literacy tool.“  Weil continues, “Research shows that combining a listening component to reading instruction increases student achievement.”  Audio books have been used in classrooms for decades because oral language precedes written language, i.e. listening is an important pathway to reading ability.  Specifically, listening exposes students to vocabulary, increases fluency and comprehension abilities, and fosters critical listening skills.  And oh yeah, kids love listening to stories that spark their imaginations.

Current research stresses the importance of kids being able to read at or above grade level by the 3rd grade, yet the data shows that only 34% of U.S. students do so.  Beyond 4th grade, students are expected to be proficient in reading in order to learn across a myriad of subjects. Tales2Go augments the educational process, supporting students in their journey to becoming life-long readers and storytellers. With an ever-growing number of mobile devices in today’s classrooms, Tales2Go is a timely enterprise solution that leverages a school’s investment in mobile technology and engages students at all reading levels in the process (PreK through 6th Grade).

With titles ranging from classics like Little Women to modern-day favorites like The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tales2Go is breathing new life into the audio book marketplace, giving educators and parents instant and unlimited access to thousands of name-brand titles, all for one low annual price.

To learn more about the Cynopsis Kids !magination awards, nominees and the June 7th event, visit http://www.cynopsis.com/events/kids-awards/ for details.

Tales2Go offers a free, 30-day trial as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools. For more information, visit http://www.tales2go.com