25 Days of Interactive
LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2008) – kidthing, the first and only free online digital media player created just for kids, today announced the launch of Countdown to Christmas - a 25-day interactive holiday promotion that will bring a free holiday gift to children everywhere as they eagerly await Santa’s arrival.
As part of Countdown to Christmas, a new free game will arrive every day starting December 1 all the way up to the big day. Countdown to Christmas features classic children’s favorites as well as brand-new games and activities that kids will love – 25 in all. Santa’s Village is brought to life through rich illustrations, photography and seasonal, orchestral music. Countdown to Christmas is available now in the kidthing store through December 31.
“The entire kidthing team poured their hearts into creating this magical Christmas extravaganza of 25 games as a free gift to kids everywhere,” said Larry Hitchcock, kidthing’s CEO and founder. “Countdown is full of charm and tradition sprinkled with a little digital magic for special holiday fun for the kids.”
How it works: Each day a different house in Santa’s Village will light up, inviting kids to open the surprise of the day, until all 25 interactive games have been opened. Countdown to Christmas was created by kidthing’s award-winning creative team and is jam-packed with hours of interactive games, crafts, puzzles, animated surprises and much more.
For families traveling this holiday season, Countdown to Christmas provides a fun and entertaining way to fill time spent sitting in airports, cars and planes since all kidthing titles are downloaded directly to the kidthing player on a PC and are always available to be played – even when there’s no Internet connection.
Countdown to Christmas joins the growing library of digital books, games, videos and activities available at kidthing (http://store.kidthing.com). The kidthing online store is filled with digital learning and entertainment products for kids to play from leading brands like Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Scholastic, Garfield, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Young Readers Group, and many more. kidthing runs on Windows XP or Windows Vista and will be available for Mac at a future date.
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