July 16, 2008
Wee Sing for a New Generation at Kidthing(R)
Wee Sing and kidthing, a web 2.0 global learning platform for children, parents, teachers, family and friends, announced an agreement to bring Wee Sing's classic series of favorite children's songs and musical videos to kidthing.
Wee Sing, which has sold over 50 million books, tapes, CDs and videos, will bring its award winning DVD series to a new generation on kidthing. For the first time ever, Wee Sing videos will be available to download as individual songs to kidthing's digital media player. The music from all 9 award-winning Wee Sing DVDs will be available in the kidthing store beginning this fall, including: Wee Sing in Sillyville, Wee Sing Train, Wee Sing King Cole's Party, Wee Sing Under the Sea, Wee Sing The Best Christmas Ever, Wee Sing Together, Wee Sing Grandpa's Magical Toys, Wee Sing in the Big Rock Candy Mountains, and Wee Sing in the Marvelous Musical Mansion.
Wee Sing music enriches the cognitive, physical and social development of children with singing and dancing. Through songs, chants, movement and rhythms, children gain readiness skills of language development, auditory discrimination, body awareness, coordination and self confidence.
At kidthing, parents can preview and purchase fun and engaging content from around the world. The content is automatically downloaded to the kidthing media player, where kids can play the content, as often as they wish, in an ad-free environment that safely insulates them from the World Wide Web. kidthing has established content relationships with some of the world's leading children's publishing, game and media companies, including Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Penguin Young Readers Group, Charlesbridge Publishing and many others.
"When we started Wee Sing, we wanted to share our favorite childhood songs with our children in a way that was fun and engaging for them. Today's kids are the digital generation and we are excited to be able to bring treasured Wee Sing songs to them in the safe digital world of kidthing," commented Susan Nipp, co-founder of Wee Sing.
"Wee Sing has entertained and educated millions of kids through music on videos, CDs and DVDs. We are honored to be able to debut this incredible work for the first time digitally and downloadable at kidthing," said Don Levy, kidthing's President, Strategic Business.
About Wee Sing
Pam Beall and Susan Nipp, mothers, teachers, and musicians, created Wee Sing when they wanted to share their favorite childhood songs with their small children. Realizing that they couldn't remember all the words or melodies, they researched and discovered that traditional music from their childhood was being lost. They created their first Wee Sing book filled with favorite children's songs to help not only themselves but other parents and teachers share the joy of music. For over thirty years, they have created music, activity, and story books, CDs, and videos. Today, Wee Sing products are distributed throughout the world with over 50 million units sold.
Please visit www.weesing.com.
kidthing delivers the next generation Internet-based learning environment through its proprietary distribution, publishing and social networking platform. kidthing provides a safe, ad-free, global learning environment that insulates children from the World Wide Web. Parents and teachers can purchase, customize and personalize content for kids and can share this in private sharing groups. Publishers and content creators around the world can make their works available in the kidthing store in an enhanced electronic format. Please visit www.kidthing.com.