Phonics 4 Babies!
STARZ HOME ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES
‘PHONICS 4 BABIES,'
A NEW Award-Winning DVD SERIES DESIGNED TO HELP BABIES & TODDLERS
BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR EARLY SPEECH DEVELOPMENT
THIS NEW SERIES STARS
EMMY-AWARD WINNER MALLORY LEWIS
‘BABY’S FIRST WORDS,’ FIRST TITLE IN THE SERIES,
Garners Multiple Pre-Release Awards
BURBANK, September 21, 2007 – Parents’ can now unleash the genius in their child with Starz Home Entertainment’s new award-winning DVD series "Phonics 4 Babies." created by Joe and Cassandra Giangrasso of High 5 Productions and starring Emmy-Award winner Mallory Lewis, daughter of legendary "Lamb Chop" creator Shari Lewis, "Phonics 4 Babies" uses playful puppets and original music to engage babies and toddlers and jumpstart them on the path to early speech. It is the only video series specifically focused on early speech development and is designed to introduce children to their first 300 key words and phrases.
"Baby’s First Words" (60 minutes), the debut title in the series, has garnished the prestigious Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award in six categories! Jodie Lynn, CEO/Founder, Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award says, "It's such a pleasure to see products such as these that are actually of high value to families; things that will stick around for years, grow and expand to truly benefit children and society as a whole! Mallory Lewis is just the person I would have expected to implement such an educational, thoughtful and fun series...a must have!"
"Baby’s First Words" has also been the recipient of the Gold Title in the NAPPA Awards. ( NAPPA is the National Association of Parenting Publications Awards).
Additionally, Phonics 4 Babies is thrilled to announce that "Babies First Words" is an official selection of the Kid’s First Film Festival at which Miss Lewis will be the recipient of the KIDS FIRST! Palmer-Vision Award, which honors those who "exemplify caring, expertise, wisdom and vision for children's educational programming.
This new award-winning series is filled with original music written, produced and performed by Joe Giangrasso with vocals by Mallory, Giggles and the Tummy Tots.
Prominent child development expert Dr. Karen Kovacs North, a licensed clinical psychologist at UCLA, serves as the Clinical and Educational Advisor for the series. At the conclusion of the DVD, Dr. Kovacs North discusses child speech development in an in-depth, one-on-one interview with Mallory. Speech pathologist Gary T. Hardeman also serves as a consultant and provides additional expertise. "Phonics 4 Babies"…where little minds grow big.
About Starz Home Entertainment:
Starz Home Entertainment is a division of Starz Media. Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.Artwork for the "Phonics 4 Babies" titles may be accessed at:
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