December 21, 2012
Richmond, California - The Story Home apps are the perfect holiday apps for children and parents. The Story Home apps enrich the imagination of children; sharing holiday, classic and original stories performed by author and beloved master storyteller Alan Scofield. Scofield has a strong connection with the holiday season and its stories of family, faith, hope and magic. The apps, available on iTunes, come with three stories; 91 stories are available for in-app purchase including ten holiday stories.The Holiday Stories available on The Story Home app include:
"A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens
"A Christmas Fairy," by John Strange Winter
"A Christmas Orange," by Alan Scofield
"A Lesson Learned at Hanukkah," by Alan Scofield
"Little Bird's First Christmas," by Alan Scofield
"Magic in a Walnut," by Alan Scofield
"The Gift of the Magi," by O. Henry
"The Shoemaker and the Elves," by the Brothers Grimm
"Twas the Night before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore
"Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," by Francis Church
"Holiday stories," relates Scofield, "are very inspiring; they speak to the child that lives in each adult and yearns to once again believe in life's magic. The world is a hard place but it can be transformed by the enchantment of a magical story."
Scofield is passionate about his original holiday stories including "Little Bird's First Christmas" which he loves to share, "because the tiny bird in it knows nothing about Christmas until a small child teaches him the holiday's true meaning with a simple act of kindness."
"Simplicity is important during the holidays; we owe ourselves a gift of spending unconditional time just being together, enjoying what comes. These "once upon a time" moments where busyness stops and enchantment begins are of course not found in stores, but can be inspired as we listen to a story together. Whether you enjoy holiday tales like "The Shoemaker and the Elves," or Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," The Story Home app contains enough word magic in each of its tales to transport you and your loved ones to a timeless, peaceful place; absent expectations or demands. Lasting happy memories are created when we take time out to just be together."
Fans of The Story Home apps agree with Scofield and love that they can access their favorite stories anywhere as one app user reports: "We already made The Story Home a staple in our family, and listen every day to one of Alan's beautiful stories - but now we can access The Story Home on the go, while spending the night at relative's homes during the holidays, or just making a quiet moment last amidst the holiday hub-bub."
The Story Home apps are loved by children and their parents worldwide. The Story Home's website, honored as a "Top 20 Kids Site" by the American Library Association, will celebrate its 5th anniversary in January. Over 2 million children have listened to, and downloaded stories from The Story Home's website, albums and popular podcasts available on iTunes.
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Purple Button Media, LLC dba The Story Home was created in 2007 by Northern California educators and performing artists, Sharon and Alan Scofield, in order to publish and distribute their original and adapted classic children's stories to friends and family who requested content on a regular basis. Known for their quality of product, and Alan's voice of the storyteller, listeners have commented on how the stories have changed their lives for the better. The company's mission is to delight and inspire children and their families, throughout the world, offering an authentic place for curiosity, and self discovery and believe that the imagination of a child is a priceless resource and must be given time, encouragement, and education. Awarded the American Library Association Outstanding Websites for Children Official seal, The Story Home is now a learning resource for schools and libraries around the world. Copyright (C) 2012 Purple Button Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.