|April 7, 2015||Concordia Online Education: Tales2Go: How Streaming Audiobooks Support Early Literacy|
Educators recognize that listening is a skill equivalent to reading, writing and speaking. Listening is also a crucial component of both language development and early literacy.
|April 6, 2015||Education Week: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding|
The Easter Bunny left a basket full of cash for four ed-tech companies. From a teacher supplies marketplace to the "Netflix of children's books," here are some recent venture capital highlights.
|March 25, 2015||PE Hub: Tales2Go scores $2.4 mln Series A|
Tales2Go Inc has closed $2.4 million in Series A financing. The investors in this round included NewSchools Venture Fund and the Maryland Venture Fund. In addition to this financing, the company has named Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation, to its board of directors. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Tales2Go is a provider of audio books for early childhood programs.
|March 25, 2015||DCInno: The 'Netflix of Children's Audio Books' Tales2Go Raises $2.4M Series A|
Tales2Go announced it had secured a $2.4 million Series A equity funding round led by a group of private investors with participation from NewSchools Venture Fund and the Maryland Venture Fund. Known for its children's audio books streaming service, Tales2Go also announced the addition of Richard Barth, CEO of the KIPP Foundation, to its board of directors.
|March 25, 2015||EdSurge: Tales2Go Raises $2.4M for Voluminous Vocabularies|
Proceeds will fund further expansion of the company in the U.S. and Canada, and subsequently abroad to international territories.
|December 10, 2014||Parents' Choice Foundation (Blog): Gifts for Future Novelists|
Tales2Go is a deliciously comprehensive “must have” streaming audiobook service for any listener/reader.
|December 8, 2014||Momtastic: 7 Secrets to Raising a Kid Who Loves to Read|
If you think Angry Birds is the only game to entertain your child on a long car ride—think again. Tales2Go is an awesome reading apps on my phone that Jack loves. Tales2Go gives him unlimited access to more than 1,000 stories and you can easily sort by reader age, genre, and more.
|November 10, 2014||Tech & Learning: 32nd Annual Awards of Excellence Winners|
Tales2Go was named as a winner in Tech & Learning magazine's prestigious 32-year-old recogniztion program. Honored software, hardware, networked and web products include innovative applications that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools.
|October 28, 2014||eSchool News: Why Listening Comprehension is Essential to Reading Fluency (White Paper)|
Learning how to decode words is only one step in the journey toward reading fluency. Students also need a solid foundation in language comprehension—that is, they have to know what the words mean when strung together. The best way for students to develop this knowledge is by hearing words spoken aloud in context—and audio books offer the perfect solution.
|September 17, 2014||Wall Street Journal: Newsela Raises $4.1 Million to Help Students Master Reading.|
Seed and venture investors have also backed startups such as Tales2Go.
|July 24, 2014||Best Kids Apps: Best Travel Apps for Your Summer Road Trip.|
Apps and travel go together like summer and pool time. There are so many app choices out there with very different uses when it comes to travel. I’m going to skip the travel booking apps and get straight to the apps that you’ll use while you’re actually in the car.
|July 21, 2014||The Wonder of Tech: 12 Must-Have Apps for Road Trip Fun.|
If you’re headed out on a road trip this summer (or any time), apps can make the difference between a fun-filled journey versus a sanity-testing ordeal. Keeping everyone entertained and informed brings a new dimension to your travel.
|July 14, 2014||Private School Review: 7 Ways Kids Can Avoid Summer Brain Drain.|
The summer "Brain Drain," also known as the "Summer Slide" is a term commonly used by educators and parents alike to describe the learning loss that takes place for many students during summer months. We polled the experts and found the 7 best ways parents and kids can combat the problem head on.
|July 8, 2014||eSchool News: Fifty from ISTE.|
In the ISTE exhibit hall, there were 37 rows of companies demonstrating their ed-tech products. Here’s a roundup of news that stood out from ISTE 2014 exhibitors.
|July 3, 2014||TechFaster: 6 Year Old Talks Tale2Go And SpongeBob With William Weil.|
On Monday morning after throwing iPads and playing with robots Tatum went over to the Tales2go booth and took a break listening to a Magic School Bus book in it’s entirety at the company’s table.
|June 22, 2014||TechFaster: Tales2Go - Netflix for Audiobooks For Kids [ISTE Preview].|
Tales2Go is an interesting approach to getting kids to read and enjoy reading. Essentially, Tales2Go is a sort of Netflix for streaming audiobooks. We had a chance to ask the team a few questions about the product. You can check out Tales2Go in person at the ISTE Conference at booth #2875.
|June 6, 2014||Washington Post: On the rise: Meet 20 of the region’s more promising start-ups.|
Tales2Go included in a showcase of some of the DC area’s most promising young companies.
|June 3, 2014||Tech Cocktail DC: The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced yesterday the 20 DC-area startups that will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Summer 2014 event.|
Tales2Go was selected to present at the MAVA TechBUZZ Summer 2014 event. Launched in 2011, MAVA’s TechBUZZ event gives nascent to seed-stage companies an opportunity to share their projects and connect with investors and other entrepreneurs.
|March 26, 2014||MarketWired: Tales2Go Partners With MetaMetrics to Add Lexile Measures to Its Award-Winning Audio Book Service|
Individual Titles on Tales2Go Will Now Have Lexile Measures to Assist Educators When Selecting Just-Right Titles for Their Students.
|February 14, 2014||CNET: Tales2Go 4.0 delivers unlimited audiobooks for kids|
Call it "Netflix for audiobooks," but with a decidedly kid-friendly selection.
|February 13, 2014||PR Log: Tales2Go Releases New iOS v4.0|
New version of Tales2Go is completely redesigned and introduces school bookmarks and multi-variable search.
|January 21, 2014||Office of Governor Martin O'Malley: Governor O’Malley Announces Maryland Venture Fund Investment|
Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that Tales2Go, a leading provider of streaming audiobooks, has moved to Maryland from Washington D.C. and received a $150,000 investment from the Maryland Venture Fund (“MVF”), through its InvestMaryland program.
|January 16, 2014||The Wall Street Journal: Education Startup Tales2Go Raises $750K for ‘Netflix-Like’ Audiobook App|
As U.S. public schools shift to meet new Common Core State Standards that emphasize listening and speaking, one tech startup called Tales2Go Inc. expects the changes to drive adoption of its app.
|January 16, 2014||VentureBeat: Tales2Go nabs $750K to bring its library of audio books to schools nationwide|
The founders of a startup called Tales2Go believe audio books can boost kids’ listening comprehension skills in their formative early years. The education technology company offers a large online selection of audio books for teachers, parents and children.
|January 16, 2014||edSurge: Tales2Go Raises $750K for a 'Netflix' of Audiobooks|
$750K to Tales2Go from NewSchools Venture Fund and the Maryland Venture Fund (the venture arm of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development).
|January 3, 2014||Tech & Learning: January 2014, What's New|
Tales2Go Inc. has released an Android version of its app. Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops, and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond.
|October 31, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Releases Android Version of its Award-Winning Service|
An Android version of Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio books for K-8 schools, is now available in the Google Play app store.
|September 26, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Combats the Summer Reading Slide|
Adding Tales2Go to a literacy rotation led to greater student excitement about reading and a marked improvement in reading scores.
|September 16, 2013||eSchool News: App of the Week - Tales2Go|
Tales2Go is a kids’ mobile audiobook service that gives teachers and parents unlimited access to thousands of name-brand audio titles from publishers and storytellers.
|August 20, 2013||Tech & Learning: Back-to-School App Guide & Product Showcase|
Tales2Go included in Tech & Learning's back-to-school app guide and product showcase.
|August 15, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Wins a Tillywig Brain Child Award|
Tales2Go reviewed as an exciting product that energizes the mind and seamlessly blends fun and learning.
|August 6, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Awarded 2013-14 Readers’ Choice Award by eSchool News|
Tales2Go named a top school product having the greatest impact on teaching and learning by eSchool News readers.
|August 1, 2013||eSchool News: Our readers’ top 40 ed-tech services for 2013-14|
Which ed-tech products and services do our readers like best? Here are their top 40 choices for the 2013-14 school year. In nominating their favorite products, we asked readers to tell us how they’re using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect. We then chose the 40 best responses, which appear alphabetically by product name.
|July 31, 2013||The Georgetown Dish: Local Partnership Helps Fight Kids’ Summer Learning Slump|
Since launching in D.C. in 2010, Tales2Go, a mobile app service that streams children’s audiobooks, has expanded to classrooms and homes all over the country, and won several parents-choice awards. But this summer the educational company is focusing on a goal close to home.
|July 19, 2013||Educator Studio: 5 Useful Summer Apps for Students|
Speaking of road trips, is there a more productive way to help the time go by than listening to audio books? Tales2Go offers a unique service that includes thousands of audio titles to choose from.
|July 8, 2013||TakePart.com: 7 Must-Have Apps for Summer Learning|
While kids may have fantasies of spending the entire summer perfecting the cannon ball or getting to the final level of the video game du jour, parents are making plans for their kids to enjoy a respite from the classroom without having their brains turn to mush.
|June 27, 2013||PR Log: Horizons Greater Washington to Conduct an Audiobook Pilot with Tales2Go this Summer|
Students in a Horizons DC school will use Tales2Go as part of their literacy rotation to enhance their vocabulary and fluency skills.
|June 19, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Selected to Present at Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative|
Educators and administrators from leading Midwest schools will have the opportunity to test out Tales2Go at the one-day, free event in Chicago, IL.
|May 25, 2013||Edudemic: 4 Tools to Avoid Summer Learning Loss|
Combating learning loss over the summer for young readers is a challenge that many teachers face. The amount of time it takes to assign summer reading along with the lack of face time to keep students up to date with their reading and comprehension can make summer reading seem like a less-than-useful task.
|May 12, 2013||CNBC: Apps for Kids: Content Wars for the Milk and Cookie Set|
If you've seen a baby take to an iPad before she can walk or say "Mommy," you know that the "mobile natives" are born into a different world.
|May 11, 2013||Scholastic Instructor: Pam Allyn's 5 Tips for Summer Reading|
Building and shaping a strong reading life during out-of-school months plays a key role in giving every child a chance to succeed. Here are five ways to motivate kids for summer reading.
|April 16, 2013||PR Log: 53 of Iowa’s School Districts adopt Tales2Go as their Audiobook Solution|
Heartland Area Education Agency adds Tales2Go to their MackinVIA portal to support literacy instruction and Common Core requirements.
|April 11, 2013||PR Log: Tales2Go Expands Executive Leadership Team|
Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audiobooks for the K12 marketplace is pleased to announce the expansion of its executive leadership team. Gretchen Thompson, formerly of Monarch Teaching Technologies (vizZle) joins the Tales2Go leadership team as its National Vice President of Sales.
|March 30, 2013||Scholastic Instructor: 50 Fab Apps for Teachers|
Tales2Go is an audiobook app that provides access to more than 2,000 titles. “Its wide selection of audiobooks, both classic and popular, has made listening to reading fun and engaging,” says Dawn French, library and media specialist at Edinbrook Elementary School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
|March 18, 2013||Education Talk Radio: Using Audio Books in the Digital Age|
Discussion with Falmouth Elementary School librarian, Cathy Potter, on how and why she uses Tales2Go in her school.
|March 1, 2013||Nanny Agencies: 10 Great iPhone Apps for Improving Your Parenting Style|
When your child has tired of reading the same books for the millionth time, Tales2Go will provide you with virtually unlimited access to audio stories and books for children. The app also helps with critical elements of child learning, such as listening, vocabulary and word comprehension.
|February 17, 2013||Tech & Learning: Product Review of Tales2Go|
Tales2Go not only gives students access to literature customized to their own interests, but also challenges them to go beyond their current reading ability.
|February 6, 2013||eSchool News: Tales2Go Desktop Player Now Includes Accelerated Reader Metadata|
Tales2Go to offer AR™ Points and ATOS™ levels to help educators select just-right titles for students.
|November 14, 2012||Tech & Learning: Tales2Go streaming audiobooks to be available within mackinVIA™|
Tales2Go Inc. has partnered with Mackin Educational Resources to include the Tales2Go desktop player within mackinVIA, a eResource portal for school libraries. Tales2Go on mackinVIA will give multiple users unlimited access to thousands of name-brand audio books using a single school login.
|November 3, 2012||Rudy Maxa's World: Radio Show Interview with Tales2Go's Tracey Weil|
Consumer travel authority, Rudy Maxa, interviews Tales2Go's Tracey Weil on the benefits of audio books and Tales2Go for family travel. Listen at 33:16.
|October 27, 2012||Parenting.com: Best Apps for Family Travel|
For grade school kids, try Stack the States or Tales2Go, an app that lets your child, or the whole family, listen to audio stories of familiar books and tales for kids aged 3-preteen.
|October 12, 2012||USA Weekend: Scary tales well told: Fright nights for the kids|
Spooky and silly Halloween audio for all ages.
|October 3, 2012||Dandelion Moms: Inspirational Mom - Tracey Weil|
A spotlight on Tales2Go co-founder, Tracey Weil.
|October 2, 2012||PR Log: Tales2Go Cements Partnership with Virginia’s VSTE|
Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio book service for schools announced today its partnership with VSTE, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, to offer a group buying opportunity for VSTE members.
|September 25, 2012||PR Log: Avenues: The World School Selects Tales2Go as its Audio Book Provider|
Flagship New York City campus of new independent school finds its audio book solution for individualized mobile learning.
|September 11, 2012||PR Log: Tales2Go Forms Partnership with Maine ACTEM|
Alliance To Offer Group Buys to Maine Schools and Districts.
|September 5, 2012||District Administration: Tales2Go Unveils Desktop Version of Award-Winning Mobile Audio Book App|
Educators and students alike will now have the flexibility to access thousands of audio books and stories from leading storytellers and publishers on desktops and laptops in addition to Apple mobile devices such as iPads, iPod Touches and iPhones.
|August 29, 2012||Lawmacs Blog: 10 Incredible iPad Apps for Your Kids|
Tales2Go is an incredible app for your iPad and is a great saver of time. With just one simple click you can enter a world where you will find more than 900 stories for kids. You are spared from the fatigue of searching online for hours to find a good audio book for your kids.
|August 27, 2012||Library Games: Technology Thoughts from a Chief Innovation Officer|
Tracey Weil is the Chief Innovation Officer at www.Tales2Go.com, a very cool company that is changing the way kids (and Media Specialists) fall in love with storytelling.
|August 25, 2012||Cool Mom Tech: An Audio book App That isn't Just for Little Kids Any More|
Listening to compelling audio books has been my #1 way to prevent backseat squabbles between the kids as we do everything from a six-hour drive to Maine, to a 15-minute jaunt to gymnastics practice.
|August 23, 2012||ShermansTravel Blog: Best Car Game Apps for the Kids|
Kids get motion sick? Tales2Go has thousands of children’s books on file so your child can listen to Greg Heffley’s adventures in Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Young Hiccup in How To Train Your Dragon.
|August 20, 2012||Bloggerspath: Cool and Amazing iPad Apps for Kids|
Tales2Go is a great relief for parents and entertainment for kids. No longer will parents have to struggle browsing audio books for their children. One touch and this app will provide you access to more than nine hundred stories, and the numbers are incrementing day by day.
|August 14, 2012||PR Web: Tales2Go Offers Audio Exclusive from Mrs. P’s Magic Library|
Tales2Go and MrsP.com announced today an audio exclusive of the classic fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” narrated by TV star Kathy Kinney.
|July 11, 2012||Tech & Learning: What's New - New Tools For Schools|
Designed to get students excited about reading, Tales2Go is a new Web site that streams audio books and stories to mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Students and teachers can instantly access a large library of titles from publishers and storytellers.
|July 6, 2012||Right@Home: Top Travel Apps for Your Best Road Trip|
SC Johnson's Right@Home suggests tips to hit the road with confidence this Summer.
|June 25, 2012||eSchool News: Tales2Go Forms Partnership with Minnesota TIES|
Alliance To Offer Group Buys to Minnesota Schools and Districts.
|June 12, 2012||Parenting.com: 10 Ways to Get Kids Reading Over the Summer|
"Read" audiobooks - they count for a variety of reasons. Try Playaways or Tales2go.
|June 12, 2012||WETA's inReads: 9 Apps to Keep Your Kids Reading This Summer|
Goodbye school, hello summer! Many parents want ideas for helping their child retain and improve important reading skills during the time away from school.
|May 31, 2012||eSchool News: Tales2Go Finalist for a Cynopsis Kids !magination Award|
Tales2Go, the leading provider of streaming audio books for kids, has been selected as a finalist by Cynopsis Media for their 2012 Kids !magination Award for Best Educational App.
|May 29, 2012||School CIO: Maine School Purchases School-Wide License to Tales2Go Audio Books|
Falmouth Elementary School K-5 School Librarian, acquired a school-wide license to Tales2Go soon after her school purchased hundreds of iPads for its K-5 classrooms.
|May 25, 2012||Philly.com's The Wonder of Tech: Tales2Go -- Are We There Already?|
If your family travel plans include a road trip this summer, you may be dreading the hours in the car with wails of "Are we there yet?" and "How much longer?"
|May 24, 2012||Travel Kit on msnbc.com - The Best Travel Apps for Kids|
Here are a few top-notch apps for your kids to take with them on their next trip, whether they are playing by themselves or you want to join in the fun.
|March 12, 2012||Conde Nast Names Tales2Go a "Best Travel App for Kids"|
A recent Conde Nast Daily Travel article names some of the best travel apps for kids. Tales2Go tops the list as a top-notch app to take with your kids on your next car trip.
|January 11, 2012||Scholastic Picks Tales2Go as a "Must-Have"|
Scholastic sorts through thousands of reading apps and names Tales2Go as a "must have" among "nifty and distinctive phone and tablet apps."
|December 21, 2011||The New York Times: Apps to Keep Kids Happy|
Practical Traveler Michelle Higgens suggests Tales2Go to help stave off meltdowns and keep the children entertained during holiday road trips.
|November 21, 2011||Perhaps the best 99 cents you can spend on your kids this holiday season—CNET|
Tales2Go longtime fan, CNET technology writer Rick Broida, shares the joy with our holiday app. He calls this bundle of audiobook goodness the best 99 cents you can spend on your kids this holiday season.
|November 18, 2011||***** Best Road Trip Apps by Common Sense Media|
Tales2Go tops the Best Road Trip Apps list with a 5-star rating from Common Sense Media.
|October 13, 2011||Tales2Go wins a prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Award|
Tales2Go wins a prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Award as as one of the best in family-friendly media, products and services.
|September 27, 2011||Free Stories and Monthly Pricing in v.3.0|
Version 3.0 introduces several new features, including a pay-as-you go pricing plan, multiple user management, and free stories.
|September 13, 2011||Tales2Go Wins a Parents' Choice Gold Award|
Tales2Go has been awarded the prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award(R) as one of the very best mobile apps that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity.
|August 30, 2011||Tales2Go Audiobook Mobile App Now Available in Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace|
Tales2Go, the award-winning kids' audiobook mobile app, is now available in the Florida virtual curriculum marketplace. Tales2Go gives teachers and parents instant and unlimited access to over 1,500 brand-name stories from leading publishers and storytellers to play in the classroom on Apple iOS devices.
|June 07, 2011||Mrs. P Joins Tales2Go Kids' Audio Story Library|
Mrs. P delights Tales2Go subscribers and listeners with classic children's stories that have proven their value through the test of time.
|February 11, 2011||10 Must-Have Apps for Verizon iPhone Owners|
With a new Verizon iPhone comes a new set of choices. With over 100,000 available apps, there's more to do than play Angry Birds and watch YouTube. CNET's Rick Broida narrows his recommendations down to 10. Who's on the list? Tales2Go of course.
|January 31, 2011||NEA Today: Get Smart! Using mobile apps to improve your teaching|
NEA magazine notes that growing number of schools have decided to open the door to what are, essentially, mobile computers. As more schools embrace the number of education apps—mobile applications that run on your smart phone or other iOS device, will increase exponentially. Among these thousands of Apps, Nation Education Association magazine puts Tales2Go in the top 12 mobile apps that can help improve your teaching.
|December 2, 2010||USA Today: Great Stocking Stuffers for Under $20|
Tales2Go makes USA Today's list of seven fun gifts that don't break the bank.
|October 28, 2010||@SuzySaidCville talking about Tales2Go on CBS affiliate in Charlottesville, VA.|
Amy Eastlak talks about the Tales2Go app that will keep your kids entertained "for hours!"
|October 26, 2010||Tales2Go wins a NAPPA Gold Award|
The National Parenting Publications Awards for Parenting Resources recognizes Tales2Go as among the best in children's and parenting products.
|September 16, 2010||Tales2Go Releases Version 2.0|
Tales2Go LLC today released Tales2Go v2.0, an update to its Parents' Choice Award-winning kids' audio story subscription service for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.
|July 22, 2010||Tales2Go on The TODAY Show|
Great tips to help stem the Summer reading slide from The TODAY Show, featuring Tales2Go.
|July 22, 2010||Parents' Choice Award Winner—Top Mobile App|
According to Parents' Choice Foundation, "Not only is it clear that children must be adept in the traditional areas of learning, they must also be competent and skilled in the learning opportunities digital media provides." Tales2Go has been recognized by Parents' Choice for meeting this criteria as an innovative and trusted platform for audio stories.
|July 13, 2010||The Washington Post: Tales2Go fun, useful and educational|
The Washington Post's KidsPost calls Tales2Go a fun, useful and educational app that's great for the iPad (or iPhone or iPod Touch).
|July 19, 2010||The Washington Post: Building apps for children a profitable niche|
Tales2Go is building name recognition and sales.