Ruckus Media Group Fights Summer Brain Drain with Five Free Digital Storybook Apps

Leading interactive app provider offers free Ruckus iReaders to families for Memorial Day weekend travel

NEW YORK, NY, and WILTON, CT: Ruckus Media Group, the global children’s digital media company, is offering families five free Ruckus iReaders to entertain children and the whole family while they travel over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Engaging children in reading activities to prevent “brain drain” is a real concern for parents when the school year ends. To help fill the summer learning gap and encourage reading all year long, Ruckus Media Group offers five free digital storybooks (iReaders) with its Ruckus Reader, a breakthrough learning program for the iPad that provides parents with personalized feedback on their child’s reading experience. The Ruckus Reader is designed to help children practice important reading skills and develop a love of reading with characters they know and adore.

To continue children’s love and practice of reading over the long weekend and all summer long, following is a list of free Ruckus Reader titles currently available:

• Crayola, Ruckus Reader: CATERPILLAR’S COLORS
• Hasbro’s My Little Pony, Ruckus Reader: RARITY LOVES FASHION
• Transformers, Ruckus Reader: TOO LITTLE
• Chuck & Friends, Ruckus Reader: THE BEST
• SeaWorld, Ruckus Reader: SHARK GOES TO THE DOCTOR

“As a father, I know how critical it is to keep children engaged in the learning process and the summer is just as important as any other time of the year,” said Rick Richter, CEO, Ruckus Media Group. “Memorial Day weekend kicks off the vacation season and Ruckus Reader is the perfect travel companion. Each app provides a safe and interactive learning environment filled with videos and activities for children to not only learn from but also enjoy.”

Ruckus Reader Apps are available for free from the App Store on iPad or at Also, to learn more about Ruckus Reader, please visit the company website.    

Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children ages 3-8. Launched in September 2010,  the company’s centerpiece is the Ruckus Reader (released April 2012), a breakthrough learning program for the iPad featuring digital storybooks that delight children with interactive content from the most popular names in entertainment (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld, The Wiggles, Cyberchase, Dino Dan, Veggie Tales). Parents are provided with an innovative reading assessment tool and personalized feedback on their child’s reading experience.

Previously released award winning digital storybooks include the #1 iTunes best-selling and Mom’s Choice Gold Award winner “My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day,” based on the ever-popular Hasbro toy characters; Parents’ Choice and Mom’s Choice Award winners “Spot the Dot” by pop-up legend David A. Carter, and “Chuck & Friends: Friends for the Long Haul;” Readers’ Choice Award winner and Best App Award finalist “A Present for Milo,” written and illustrated by Mike Austin; “The Velveteen Rabbit:  Told by Meryl Streep” and other read-play-and-record-along classic animated storybook apps.

For a full listing of titles and additional information, see our website and the Ruckus Media Group iTunes page and follow Ruckus on Facebook and Twitter

Editorial Contact:
Nikki Festa
PAN Communications
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