Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary Exploramania

Happy Anniversary Exploramania! What a wonderful year it has been. This week celebrates the one year anniversary of Exploramania’s product debut at the International Toy Fair. As we reflect on our accomplishments over the past year, we are thrilled at all we have accomplished in our pursuit to bring learning to life through interactive educational experiences.

Three amazing products have been launched. The Gymathtics DVD is a 30 minute exercise program that integrates math concepts for children. You can get smart while getting fit and having fun. And with kids today spending so much time with various forms of media, Gymathtics allows them to watch TV while making it an educational experience. With snow storms and below normal temperatures across the United States this winter, Gymathtics is a great way to keep your kids active without having to brave the outdoors. A new DVD will be released later this year. If you have enjoyed the first Gymathtics DVD, you will love adding this new one to your collection.

The Exploracise Math Mat is a super-cushiony mat that you can use for any exercise where you are on the floor, including yoga, pilates, and of course while doing Gymathtics. In addition to providing comfort to your workout, the mats reinforce the math concepts in Gymathtics.

The Exploracise Thumball collection includes 3 great balls that kids love to play with. They introduce math concepts including Multiplication, Geometry and Geometry 3-D.

Over the past year, Gymathtics has proudly been awarded many prestigious awards. Amongst them, just to name a few, are the Teachers’ Choice Award, Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Products, and Creative Child Magazine’s DVD of the year.

Exploramania is also excited to partner with WOW, the sensational boy band that is sweeping the nation and the world. Through this partnership, Exploramania brings educational and healthy lifestyle products with positive values to kids. Their Words of Wisdom, which we have shared through our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account, have been an inspiration.

With childhood obesity at an all-time high, and in the spotlight with the introduction of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, Exploramania is proud to have products that help address the need to get kids moving while giving them a fun way to learn math concepts at the same time. We plan to continue to highlight aspects of this campaign throughout the year to come and do our part in motivating kids to exercise and lead healthy lifestyles.

Over the past few months, our Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account have highlighted articles to give moms, dads and others who take care of children some great ideas in the areas of education, math, fitness and healthy eating. If you are not yet a fan, we welcome you to join and look forward to your feedback.

We want to thank all of you, our fans and supporters, for helping make this first year such a great one. We hope you are as excited as we are to continue on this journey as we introduce new products and ideas to help you and your children achieve and maintain a healthy and educational life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exploramania Adds Three More Awards to its Collection

DVD Exemplifies First Lady Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Combat Childhood Obesity with her “Let’s Move” Program

Tampa, FL/February 9, 2010Exploramania® has won Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Products Award 2009, Creative Child Magazine DVD of the Year for Kids Movement & Exercise, and the Learning Magazine 2010 Teacher’s Choice Award for the Family for its fun and educational, Exploracise® Gymathtics® DVD. The DVD teaches math and healthy lifestyle concepts during a 30-minute workout. The concept of the DVD was developed by Tampa mother, Carrie Scheiner and made its national debut at Toy Fair 2009 in New York City. Since its debut, Exploracise® Gymathtics® has gained a national following and earned numerous awards for its fun and educational concept. With renewed emphasis on fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity, the lessons of Exploracise® Gymathtics® is more timely now then ever before.

“We are very honored that Exploracise® Gymathtics® continues to be recognized for its cutting edge approach exercising the minds and bodies of children,” said Carrie Scheiner, President of Exploramania® and Creator of the Exploracise® Gymathtics®. “Childhood obesity is at an all time high with our children not exercising or eating properly. I developed this fun and educational DVD to teach children at an early age how to live a healthy lifestyle and to develop a love of learning math.” As studies show, if we can teach children early how to live a healthy lifestyle including exercise and healthy eating that these lessons will last a lifetime. The Exploracise® Gymathtics® DVD combines exercise with learning math focusing on two critical national initiatives for children in America today.

This revolutionary concept has earned Exploracise® Gymathtics® recognition and honors from the top awards in toys and education. To many people this is a concept whose time has come especially as America recognizes the growing danger of child obesity to our health system and economy. Such concerns has led First Lady Michelle Obama to launch an initiative to combat childhood obesity in the United States that will incorporate many of the themes that Exploramania® teaches in their DVD series. The First Lady in her “Lets Move” program is citing the need for children early in their life to begin healthy exercise, learn how to eat healthy, and remain committed to personal advancement through education, all of which are the hallmarks of Exploracise® Gymathtics®. The award winning DVD combines exercise and education using auditory, visual, and kinesthetic techniques increasing the retention and recall of the math concepts.

Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Active Products 2009 Award is awarded annually and is considered one of the most prestigious awards for children’s products and is recognized internationally. Exploracise® Gymathtics® was cited in its award certification as being a revolutionary concept that is ideal for children of all ages.

The Creative Child Magazine DVD of the Year for Kids Movement & Exercise Award is an annual award of Creative Child Magazine, one of the nation’s leading publications for parents on how to develop their child’s creativity. The magazine in making its award cited Exploracise® Gymathtics® for revolutionizing education by integrating technology, learning and fitness for an optimal teaching environment while getting healthful exercise.

The Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice 2010 Award for the Family is universally recognized as one of the most prestigious awards for children and parenting products. It is the only awards program that requires evaluators to be both a teacher and a parent.

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