Two Oceanhouse Media Apps Win Parents’ Choice Gold Awards


We are excited to announce that we have been selected for two 2013 Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, for “Ice is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles” and “On Beyond Bugs!: All About Insects”! The Gold Award is the highest honor awarded by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, and we are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award.

“Ice is Nice!” and “On Beyond Bugs!” are both a part of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, a series that introduces children to basic science concepts including dinosaurs, maps, marine life, outer space and much more. The apps feature animated objects, instant glossary terms, and interactive diagrams to reinforce specific subjects, all led by classic Dr.

Seuss characters including the Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two, and even the fish! The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library apps are meticulously designed to promote learning and encourage curiosity in young readers.

“Ice is Nice” invites readers  on an icy cold expedition to the North and South Poles! Children can mingle with native animals like reindeer, polar bears, and penguins and learn about concepts such as how the Earth’s orbit around the sun affects seasons. The Parents’ Choice Gold Award adds to a list of merits for this app, including an Editor’s Choice Award from the Children’s Technology Review.

“On Beyond Bugs!: All About Insects” teaches children everything there is to know about insects, from butterflies and crickets to fireflies and honeybees, exploring how they see, smell, communicate, and pollinate.

Eight other titles currently join “Ice is Nice” and “On Beyond Bugs!” in the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series in the App Store, with many more exciting subjects on the way!

Special thanks to everyone who was a part of the production of these award-winning apps, including Random House, Dr. Suess Enterprises, and the Oceanhouse Media team!

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