New "Pocket Snails® Potty Adventure" DVD Wins Prestigious NAPPA Honors Award

October 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Surprise, AZ — The new "Pocket Snails Potty Adventure" children’s DVD - just released September 27, 2007 - has been named as an Honors Award winner in the 2007 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Children’s Products competition. This distinction recognizes "Pocket Snails Potty Adventure" as a standout among toys, books, DVDs, software & video games, music and spoken-word recordings available for children today. Full results will be announced Nov. 1, 2007, in 40 regional parenting magazines across the country and online at

"NAPPA-winning products meet the most stringent criteria and are judged by nationally recognized industry experts, educators, reviewers and advocates in their fields," said NAPPA Manager Barbara Smith Decker. "NAPPA has set the industry standard of excellence for nearly two decades and the award is a much-sought honor by manufacturers, artists, authors and product designers. When parents see the NAPPA Gold or Honors seal on winning products, they’re assured of a high quality, fun and educational experience for their children."

"Pocket Snails Potty Adventure" features the intrepid snail trio, Gordon, Dale and Buttons, as they help a little boy Jake, whose pocket they reside in, teach his younger sister about using the bathroom. Soaring Star cleverly accomplishes the task by having the Pocket Snails set out with a camera and the Potty Steps Map to communicate the complete potty process with pictures and graphics for a visual learning lesson. As an added resource for parents, each DVD comes complete with a child-size Potty Steps Map so that children can follow along with the program and then use the map on their own potty learning adventures!

"Receiving a NAPPA is an outstanding achievement!" said Kate Beale, vice president of Soaring Star Productions. "Parents can be assured that they are using a potty training program that is truly one of the best on the market today."

Soaring Star has found a successful formula by using the Pocket Snails as the little movie star messengers to speak to a child on his or her level. The hard-shelled heroes for pre-schoolers are proud endorsers that assist a child through exciting repetition, original upbeat music and lyrics, encouragement and positive reinforcement that pleases both the child and, ultimately, the parents.

The first two Pocket Snails videos, Pocket Snails® Letter Adventure and Pocket Snails® Aquaphonic Adventure, have been honored with a combined total of over 20 different educational, parenting, and graphic production awards.

"Pocket Snails Potty Adventure" (MSRP $14.95) is recommended for ages 2 and up and is available nationwide at,, and other fine retailers.

The National Parenting Publications Awards were created in 1990 to review children’s products. It has since expanded into two divisions: Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. NAPPA is recognized for its service to parents, having won the Parenting Publications of America’s Gold Award for Editorial Excellence. NAPPA is a program administered by Dominion Media, a division of Dominion Enterprises, and promoted in association with parenting publications across the United States and on the web at

About Soaring Star Productions, LLC
Kate Beale founded Arizona based Soaring Star Productions, LLC in February 2003. The company specializes in producing distinctive, humorous and exciting educational media for preschool-age children and is dedicated to providing high quality, innovative and appealing products that are both educationally rewarding and entertaining. For additional information or to order Pocket Snails multimedia products, visit