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Funbrain Jr. Launches, Brings Safe Online Fun to the Youngest Learners

Kids and Parents Can Explore Games, Stories and Printables on the New FunbrainJr.com, From the Developers of Poptropica and Funbrain

BOSTON — May 15, 2013 — Preschoolers and kindergartners can get a running start to learning online with today's launch of Funbrain Jr. Brought to parents and kids by the trusted site, Funbrain, this new free website offers the youngest learners, ages 2-6, and their parents a safe and fun place to play games, read stories and find printables together.

When little ones and their parents visit Funbrain Jr., they are welcomed by a host of colorful, engaging and humorous characters who guide them through the interactive activities. Online games that help little ones build early skills include "Mushroom Bounce" and "Bubble Up" for math and "A-Mazing Words" and "Rhyme Time" for literacy. All of the early learning games were developed specifically for young learners to help them build problem-solving and computer skills. Plus, as kids play the games, they earn Funbrain Jr. virtual stickers that they can add to colorful stickerboard scenes on the site.

"Even the littlest tots are anxious to go online and play and explore like their parents and older siblings. Yet, it is important for parents to know where they are going and what doing when they are online," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Funbrain Jr. and Funbrain. "With Funbrain Jr., young learners and parents now have a fun and safe online world where they can play and engage with high-quality content."

Funbrain Jr. is the place to find online books for kids based on well-known and beloved characters such as Olivia, Katy Duck, the Robin Hill School Series, and Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn® Series. These are made available by the Simon & Schuster Children's Division and Charlesbridge Publishing. Parents and kids will also love the books featuring original Funbrain Jr. characters. These page-turners engage kids with their colorful illustrations and compelling tales of fun and adventure.

Funbrain Jr.'s free printable activities, coloring pages and skill-building worksheets can be searched by age, category and keyword. Kids and parents can print them out and have fun learning with literacy skill-builders, such as "Beach Day Letter Match" and math skill-builders, such as "Count the Number Birds," as well as picture puzzles, doodle pages, mazes and connect-the-dots activities.

About Funbrain Jr. (FunbrainJr.com)
Funbrain Jr. ("A Fun Place to Learn") helps preschoolers and kindergartners jumpstart their journey of learning with engaging games, stories and printables. Kids will love playing and learning with Funbrain Jr., and parents will love that they're building math, early literacy and problem-solving skills, while also developing important computer skills. Come discover our world — sit together and play, or let your little learner explore Funbrain Jr. independently — it's up to you!

For more information, press only:
Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-278-2800, lwolfe@lwolfe.com

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