Kinsane Unveils Edutainment App 'KinToons Nursery Rhyme DJ'

Kinsane Entertainment reported the launch of an app, 'KinToons: Nursery Rhyme DJ'.

According to a release, the app is exclusively available on the App Store.

Kinsane said that 'KinToons: Nursery Rhyme DJ' is an interactive educational kids app that redefines a child's exposure to Nursery Rhymes. In this edutainment app, 2-5-year-old kids become DJs. They get to create their own mixes of nursery rhymes, performed in real time by four lovable characters from the KinToons show.

Announcing the launch of the app, Kurt Inderbitzin, CEO of Kinsane, said, "Our goal at Kinsane is to make learning so much fun that kids don't even realize they're being taught critical lessons. In 'KinToons: Nursery Rhyme DJ,' kids get to create their own original mixes of rhymes they have complete control over what rhymes they hear and who sings them. From an entertainment standpoint, the app's graphics, interactive backgrounds, and delightful music will make the kids fall in love with Nursery Rhymes. From an education standpoint, they learn without ever realizing it how segments of music can be joined together to create full songs, while, all the while, learning the lessons implicit in these popular rhymes. Who knowsmaybe the next world-class DJ like David Guetta or Annie Mac gets their start on 'KinToons: Nursery Rhyme DJ.'"

Saishree Ashwin, Head of Games and Apps at Kinsane, said, "At Kinsane, we endeavour to create totally engaging apps & games for kids that teach valuable lessons. All of our games, including 'KinToons: Nursery Rhyme DJ,' feature dozens of delightful, hidden surprises along with characters kids already know from our animated or live action content. In this game, kids get to be real, live DJskids just love it(and a word of warningparents can fall in love with this game too). In the not-too-distant future, we'll be offering additional games like this featuring more rhymes and more characters. Also, parents can rest assured because we work hard to ensure our games are safe and friendly for kids of all ages, and that they are COPPA compliant. These are exciting times for Kinsane as we are seeing a lot of appreciation for our content. We are honoured to be one of the App Store's top picks globally."

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  • Alexandra Scarborough
    Gilt and Sarah Jessica Parker Unveil SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal Collection for Spring

    Sarah Jessica Parker, in partnership with Gilt, kicked off the exclusive launch of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal, Gilt’s first foray into bridal ready-to-wear that would have Carrie Bradshaw swooning.

    The collection includes dresses, skirts, bodysuits and other pieces, ranging in price from $295 to $2,395 and from sizes 0 to 14.

    "Collaborating with Gilt on my first bridal ready-to-wear collection was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," said Sarah Jessica Parker. "The team there is brilliant and allowed me to be imaginative and take risks as I was designing for the non-traditional bride. It has been quite fun to play around with colors, fabrics and details to create unique pieces for all kinds of brides." The collection, comprised of ten styles, is inspired by Parker's vision of a modern, non-traditional bride, and is designed to dress a woman for a variety of wedding milestone moments; from her bridal shower through her wedding reception. Styles offered are a unique mix of classic dresses and gowns, modern bodysuits, full skirts, and a jumpsuit. The color palette includes traditional bridal white, sleek black, plus pops of blush, poppy, light gray and blue.

    Designed in collaboration with Gilt, the collection was produced in New York City utilizing fabrics like cashmere and stretch crepe sourced from Spain, Italy and France.

    The pieces all feature carefully curated details like elegant bows, sophisticated cutouts, feathers, intricate embroidery and beautiful hand-stitched beading. 

    The actress and style icon is no stranger to chic bridal wear. Carrie Badshaw, famously played by Parker, took part in an elaborate bridal photo shoot in Sex and the City: The Movie. The shoot featured gowns from designers like Christian Lacroix and Lanvin. Parker famously wore a black wedding gown for her own wedding to Matthew Broderick in 1997.

    "Not only is Sarah Jessica Parker's style known around the world, her point of view is one-of-a-kind," says Tom Ott, Chief Merchant of Gilt. "Sarah Jessica brings her impeccable taste and fashion sensibility to life in this collection. We think our customers will be delighted with the offering which is stylish and well-priced in the bridal category."

    As part of the bridal launch, Gilt will also offer 15 exclusive styles from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear line, each of which are complementary to the bridal collection. 

    To correspond with the bridal collection launch, Gilt City will present offers from some of Sarah Jessica Parker's favorite places in New York City.

    The offers were each chosen as a way to help brides plan for and celebrate the big day with highlights including, Leather Spa, Lars Nord Studio Tailoring, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery, among others.

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    Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection

    Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.

    The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.

    "The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."

    Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.

    According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.

    Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.




Expedia.com has released a year-end look at U.S. traveler behavior and trends for 2017, analyzing data to identify the most in-demand destinations, hotels, activities and more.

Among other insights, the roundup revealed:

  1. Labor Day was the busiest weekend for car rental
  2. Disney Theme Parks topped the list of things to do
  3. The average hotel stay was two nights
  4. Top destinations based on 2017 air travel included major global cities like New York, London and Bangkok
  5. Popular tourist destinations included Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas