“Ask the StoryBots” Premieres Tomorrow!

There’s only one day left until the premiere of “Ask the StoryBots” on Netflix! We can’t wait to share it with everyone; it’s entertaining (and educational) for all ages and makes for the perfect family viewing experience.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to watch our trailer for a sneak peek, and check out some of the amazing press coverage we’ve gotten in the lead-up to the show’s launch, from Cartoon Brew, Animation Magazine, Kidscreen, Toon Barn, Wired and Forbes.

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Get an Inside Look at “Ask the StoryBots”

Head over to Cartoon Brew to get an inside look at our Netflix original series, “Ask the StoryBots,” premiering this Friday:

Over the last few years, JibJab has been building out its multiplatform children’s interactive learning brand StoryBots through apps, e-books, and online videos. The StoryBots are now set to receive their biggest audience yet when Netflix launches the original series Ask the StoryBots.

Read the full article here.

We’re back!

Hi everyone!

We know we’ve gone a bit quiet around these parts, but we’ve got a good reason: we’ve been SUPER busy with a bunch of new projects to make StoryBots even better than ever, including – drumroll please – an all-new StoryBots TV show!

That’s right: “Ask the StoryBots” is our first-ever TV series and its first season premieres on Netflix on August 12.

Stay tuned in the coming days for more information. We can’t wait for you to check it out!

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Prepare your best monster impression for World Read Aloud Day!

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The StoryBots are super excited to support World Read Aloud Day! Celebrated on the first Wednesday in March, World Read Aloud Day, or WRAD, is dedicated to taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

Of course, a great way to celebrate this day and support the cause is to spend some time reading aloud to your child from Starring You Books! Have your child pick his/her favorite book, and settle in for some epic story time.

Here are some tips for reading aloud from LitWorld:

  • Be animated and use a voice that matches the expressions and emotions of the characters during a read aloud to bring the experience alive for listeners.
  • Use different voices for different characters so that children come to recognize dialogue within a text and individual character traits.
  • Ask questions as you read. Ask children to predict what will happen next, or the meaning of a vocabulary word that might be new.
  • Allow children to ask you questions and model the behaviors of an active reader, such as looking back to the text to answer questions.
  • After you finish the story, have a conversation that focuses on connecting the text to the children’s life, their favorite books, or any connections the children come up with.

Check out this kit with even more ideas on how you can celebrate the day!

The StoryBots Heart Valentine’s Day!

Looking for ways to have some Valentine’s Day fun? The StoryBots have plenty of activities to help you celebrate the season of friendship and love, including a brand new activity book and new videos!

Check out this Valentine’s Day activity pack, all about the holiday — including recipes to make chocolate truffles and pink lemonade, heart-filled coloring pages, tips on a how-to make your valentine’s bag extra special, and valentines to customize for all your family and friends! This pack contains everything you need for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day. Download for free here!

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We’re kicking off a brand new series this Valentine’s Day in our Learning Videos app — Emotions! Appropriately enough, “Love’s Not Just a Word” is the first emotion covered in the series. Your kids can sing along as the StoryBots sing about joys of giving love freely. In addition, we’re also adding to our Body series with “Your Heart Has a Beat”.

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Download the Learning Videos app to watch all these lovely videos!

Our top story: StoryBots on your TV screen in 2013!

2013 was a big year for StoryBots! We increased our portfolio to 14 apps, spread to over 2400 classrooms around the world, and brought families closer together. The word about StoryBots has hit the airwaves, and we’re happy to showcase a snippet of StoryBots press coverage from 2013. Check out this recap, featuring StoryBots on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and more. Tada!

A big thanks goes to those who have covered StoryBots during the year. We greatly appreciate the hundreds of clips featuring StoryBots far and wide, across the country and around the world. It’s been a blast spreading smiles and bringing families together wherever they may be, and we’re excited for what 2014 holds!