"Lots To Learn' Preschool Video Series Launched- Wins National Telly Award and Dove Foundation Family Seal of Approval  

August 22, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
July 29, 2004
Long Island, NY

Lots To Learn, a Long Island based educational video production company, has just launched a new pre-school educational series with it's first, award-winning home video release, titled "Lots To Learn: Nature.'

Lots To Learn was created to give pre-schoolers and their families a fun and entertaining way to learn about nature together. Through captivating visuals, imaginative live-action video, and interactive animations, the video creatively provides pre-schoolers with a solid educational foundation. "Many of the preschool videos out there presently are simply what we call eye-candy, with no educational value for your kids' says the series Producer, Bill Cusick. "We teach letters, counting, shapes, colors, sounds, memorization skills, exercise and more…all in one video. Our goal is to not only entertain, but to educate your children along the way. That's what matters to us most. That's what makes the Lots To Learn video stand above the others.'

Available on DVD and VHS, Lots To Learn also includes an original, fun, and energetic soundtrack titled "Dance-along, Sing-along Songs.' "Music has always been extremely important to us, and we saw that virtually every other children's video took the standard, classical music approach,' said Mr. Cusick. "It's often hard to tell those videos apart. Our music is fun and danceable, and the lyrics are fun to sing-along with. The music contains a wide variety of styles that even parents will enjoy, with elements of Jazz, Reggae, Pop, and Rock. We believe that kids respond not only to classical, but to many styles of music, and judging by the reactions of the children and their parents, we've got that right. The feedback shows that they really love it, and so we've even included their comments on the website.'

The thirty -minute video recently received a National Telly Award and a Dove Foundation Family Seal of Approval. The TELLY AWARD is the premier award honoring outstanding video productions, and is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition. In winning the Telly, Lots To Learn joins the ranks of previous high-profile winners, including Walt Disney Studios, DreamWorks SKG, Sesame Workshop and Discovery Communications!

THE DOVE FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization established to encourage and promote the creation, production and distribution of wholesome family entertainment. The Foundation, free from commercial pressures, awards a blue and white Dove Seal to any movie or video that is rated "family-friendly" by its film review board. "The Dove Seal is a very welcome friend of the family, guiding parents to the kind of wholesome entertainment that so many of us are longing for' stated Michael Medved, Film Critic and Author.

"We're extremely honored to be recognized, especially since this is the first volume in the Lots To Learn series,' said Mr. Cusick. "The video has been extremely well-received, and the awards are a sign that we're on the right track. We're poised to become one of the top brands in the preschool educational product marketplace, and we're looking forward to continuing with additional high-quality productions that can be enjoyed by both children and their parents."

Lots To Learn has established an ecommerce site to handle direct sales of the video at www.LotsToLearn.com. In addition to LotsToLearn.com, the video is also available for purchase on the sites of Target, Amazon,VirginMega, WaldenBooks, Borders and CDNow. "We've set out to make the video available to consumers through the easiest methods available, and with established merchants like these carrying our videos, we can immediately receive visibility along with the other major children's properties' says Mr. Cusick.

The producers of Lots To Learn have been creating award-winning programming for nearly twenty years, and are scheduled to complete production on their second Lots To Learn video by November 2004.

To find out more about Lots To Learn, visit their website at www.LotsToLearn.com.

Media, Retail buyers and broadcasters interested in Lots To Learn can email info@LotsToLearn.com.

Contact: Bill Cusick
Lots To Learn, LLC