Pitch-A-Story! Board Game Recognized by Dr. Toy as a Smart Play Smart Toy Product of Excellence

May 18, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
PITCH-A-STORY! is a unique educational board game that makes the world of stories fun and challenging for students and adults, ages 10 to 110, by involving them in the ways that stories touch their lives through books, motion pictures, cartoons, and television.

PITCH-A-STORY! is perfect for family gatherings, classrooms, home schooling activities, vacations, and dinner parties. It can be played for a few minutes, an hour, or all afternoon!

This dynamic literacy development tool engages students to become better readers, writers, listeners and presenters. For teachers, using the game as a learning tool is time-on-task for achieving State Standards in a fun, creative way! Up to 18 players can participate in teams, making it a perfect tool in team-based teaching environments. Plus, it’s a terrific after school activity.

In addition, the game comes with a 16-page “Story Invention Guide” that is a lesson plan for 6+ hours of instruction for teachers, home schooling parents, and youth leaders.

By playing PITCH-A-STORY! students:
• Learn story structure
• Develop a more robust oral vocabulary—the building blocks for improved reading and writing
• Enhance their presentation skills and self-confidence
• Develop a capacity to collaborate in teams
• Learn the different genres in literature
• Improve listening skills
• Become more creative

Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, known as "Dr. Toy,is an expert in play, toys, children's products, education, parent education, child development, child advocacy, child psychology, child care and special education. She is the author of 15 books.

She is a frequent speaker and writer on toys and children's products.. She selects and evaluates the newest and best toys and other products for the annual feature Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products and provides other programs and resources year round. Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys Award identifies appropriate types of toys and guides you on how to make the most of toys, important craft supplies for playtime, and hundreds of ways to make play a life-long and nurturing experience. Each product is designated to assist children with specific developmentally appropriate activities. Dr. Toy's web site, www.drtoy.com, helps parents navigate the thousands of toy and play options available, offers tips on how to evaluate toy safety, and provides activities that enhance PQ.

Pitch-A-Story! is manufactured by Imagine This Company, Inc. in Orlando, FL. For more information, contact Richard Stone at 407-355-7750.