StoryBots Releases First Printed Books with Random House – Now on Sale!

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Bring StoryBots to your bookshelf with our all-new collection of learning books from Random House – now on sale!

Featuring your family’s favorite StoryBots characters, our first-ever in-print books make reading fun while exploring topics kids love.

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Cars Are Cool!: Kids love cars… big ones, small ones, fast and slow! Fasten your seatbelt as you zip around the pages of this rhyming board book. (Out now!)

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Trucks Are Terrific!: No matter their shape or size or what they’re hauling, trucks rule! Join the StoryBots as they drive trucks both familiar and silly. (Out today!)

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Tyrannosaurus Rex: A gigantic body and super-sharp teeth make the T. Rex the most fearsome of dinosaurs. Just don’t make fun of those tiny arms! (Out now!)

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The Amazing Planet Earth: There are eight planets in our solar system, but the most beautiful is the one we call home. Learn more about it in this early reader. (Out now!)

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StoryBots ABC Jamboree: Packed with rollicking rhyming text and items from A to Z, the StoryBots help kids master the alphabet in the most entertaining way. (Out now!)

Order the StoryBots books today from Amazon, or check out the Random House Children’s Books’ site for a full list of retailers.

The StoryBots books make the perfect gift for the little learners in your life… but don’t forget about schools! Become teacher’s pet and buy an extra copy for your child’s classroom or school library. Tell us how you’re #SharingStoryBots on Twitter and Instagram.

Let’s Make Cosmic Sun Catchers

 

It’s your time to shine… and decorate your windows with these Cosmic Sun Catchers. I made mine with using contact paper, but you can also make these using the traditional glue/water mixture and wax paper. If you’re using our method, here’s what you need:

Step 1: Print out the template that you’ll be using. For my example, I’ll be making the Sun.

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Step 2: Tape the template to a flat surface and roll out contact paper, sticky side up. Then tape down the edges.

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Step 3: Cut out tissue paper into small squares and cover the entire template area.

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Step 4: Place another piece of contact paper onto the sun catcher, this time sticky-side down.

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Step 5: Using the template as a guide, trim your sun catcher.

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Step 6: Attach the eyes and mouth (For some characters, it’s easier to draw a mouth on with a marker). I also decided to cut out red triangles for the sun’s outline and sprinkle on some red “solar flares”.

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Ta-daaa! Use double-stick tape to attach your creation to the window. Our template pack includes four stars, the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon. Craft them all to create a celestial scene!

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Need a little cosmic inspiration? Check out our hit video “We Are the Planets”.

Learn a Ton While Having Fun with New “Learning Videos” App!

learning-videos-ipad-1The StoryBots collection of apps is growing! Introducing Learning Videos, a fun way to keep kids entertained and learning at the same time.

If you’re searching for kid-friendly screen time that doesn’t leave you feeling guilty, look no further! Learning Videos by StoryBots lets your kids learn a ton while having fun with videos you’ll feel good about giving them. With musical videos featuring concepts like animals and the alphabet, kids will have a blast with these bite-sized videos featuring characters that keep them laughing and learning.

Stream these videos over a Wi-Fi connection or download to your kid’s virtual backpack so they can save their favorite videos in one place and watch in the car or away from home without an Internet connection. The Learning Videos app always stays fresh, with new videos added every month! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for new videos covering everything from outer space to time concepts and lots more fun learning topics.

learning-videos-iphone-6The Learning Videos app is available on the iPhone and iPad and comes with several free videos. An “All-Access Family Pass” unlocks all 40+ Learning Videos from our growing library and includes unlimited access to the entire collection of StoryBots apps for kids and parents, all for only $4.99 a month. Learn more about Learning Videos and download for free from the App Store here.