With so much technology in our children’s lives, it can be difficult to find time for those favorite parenting moments such as story time with our little ones. Now there is Magic Town, an interactive website and iPad app where kids can read and play with best-selling picture books and stories. Magic Town features fables, fairy tales, and well-know series licensed from top publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Hachette. Designed specifically with kids from 2 to 6+ years in mind, Magic Town delivers books to each of your children (up to four profiles per account) based on your child’s profile. Please join us this Friday for Global Twitter Party stretching from the west coast of the U.S. all the way across the pond to the U.K. and beyond as we chat about the value of daily story time as well as quality screen time and award great prizes! I hope to see you at the…
Magic Town Twitter Party
When: Friday, September 7th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. GMT.
Where: #MagicTown tag on Twitter
How: To participate follow host @ResourcefulMom, sponsor @MagicTown, and use the tag during the party hour. New to Twitter Parties? Learn more about How to Participate in a Twitter Party.
Five (5) winners will each receive a subscription to Magic Town for one month
Three (3) winners will each receive a subscription to Magic Town for six months
Two (2) winners will each receive a subscription to Magic Town for one year
One Grand Prize winner will receive a gift basket of books by best-selling children’s authors including Mo Willems, Eric Carle and Maurice Sendak.
Three (3) additional winners will each receive a $50 iTunes gift card.
Winners will be chosen randomly from those participating and following the sponsor. This giveaway is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Planning on joining us? Let us know here by adding your Twitter URL (http://twitter.com/username). An RSVP is not required to participate or to be entered to win.
About Magic Town
What is Magic Town?
Magic Town is the first virtual world based on popular picture book characters. In both the website and iPad app, children visit the big tree and houses in the town to discover stories, games and puzzles. There are fables, fairy tales, digital firsts and well-known series licensed from top publishers. The stories are presented as Livebooks™, Magic Town’s proprietary, interactive story format.
Why Use Magic Town?
Reading captures children’s imagination, sparks their creativity and engages them in critical thinking skills. In today’s world, however, digital games and apps compete for children’s attention and parents sometimes don’t have the time to sit and read with their children. Magic Town brings families together, inspiring them to share stories. Magic Town is also a source of technology that can support children’s early literacy development. Magic Town is fun, safe, easy to navigate and age appropriate.Where Can You Use Magic Town and What Does it Cost?
Magic Town is both a website and an app for iPad. The content is the same on both devices. All users have access to 20 free stories, as well as a new, free story every day. A subscription gives users full access to Magic Town, and the ability to set up profiles for four children.
Download from the App Store here for U.S. Customers, and here for rest of the world.
There are several pricing options: One Month: £7.99 / $11.99 / €9.99: Six Months: £39.99 / $59.99 / €44.99 One year: £49.99 / $74.99 / €59.99.
Additionally, the Magic Town app for iPad gives you the option of buying stories on a one by one basis for £3.99 / $5.99 / €4.99
The Magic Town Back Story
Max and Izzy are Magic Town guides. They welcome visitors and show them around. They introduce Louis the Storyteller, a wise old lion who has travelled around the world collecting stories. When Louis arrived in Magic Town, he planted his staff in the ground and up sprouted a tree bearing stories. Each time a child visits Magic Town, Louis presents a new story of the day. It is up to the child to unleash the stories and bring Magic Town to life. The stories and games appear in character-based houses that populate the Magic Town landscape.