Richmond, California – The Story Home’s first short movie is an inspiring story told in a unique way, mixing brilliant images, gorgeous music and rich narration. The movie champions the power of parents and educators to unlock the potential in each child by encouraging them to listen to their own creative voice. The movie is being offered for free on The Story Home YouTube channel.

“The Boy Who Finally Listened” tells the story of a young boy who is racing through his busy world, cut off from his own wonder and imagination. When he comes upon an old storyteller telling stories to children in the park, he begins to listen and something inside him changes. His ears open to a new world of wonder and creativity, touching the gifts he had buried deep within.

“This story moved me. I took a night to clear, after spending days editing and when I watched it, I cried and felt emotionally full. It was then that I knew this movie was going to be a something special and the responses are confirming it”, said Sharon Rogan Scofield, producer and co-owner of The Story Home. “The validation that “you nailed it” is so uplifting; it makes us want to create more”.

Alan Scofield, writer, illustrator, narrator of the movie, and co-owner of The Story Home says “I was lucky when I was young. I had people around who inspired me, to find my “box of wonder”, and use my imagination. I wonder about the kids who do not have people to believe in them, to encourage their gifts. That’s why we created The Story Home, because we wanted to let all children know that they had a home for their imagination in our stories”.

The Story Home began creating an authentic place for children’s imaginations five years ago, offering children’s audio stories regularly on their many platforms including their top iTunes podcast, website, albums, iPhone and iPad apps, to an eager family and educational audience hungry for quality content for listeners.

Response all over the world grew and millions of downloads later, The Story Home had become a top podcast on iTunes, and was awarded the coveted “great website for kids” designation by the American Library Association.

Now The Story Home is poised to enter a new level of influence to delight, inspire and educate. Its first offering, “The Boy Who Finally Listened”, written by Alan Scofield, produced and edited by Sharon Rogan Scofield, with music by Yuri Sazonoff, will open the way for many more journeys of discovery, each of which will advocate for children the improvement of their education and the enriching of their minds.

App Pricing and Availability:
The Story Home – Children’s Audio Stories iPhone app 1.4.2 is $1.99 USD and The Story Home – Children’s Audio Stories iPad app is $2.99 USD(or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 68.2 MB

The Story Home
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The Boy Who Finally Listened (audio only)
The Story Home iPhone & iPad Apps
Screenshot of the movie
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Purple Button Media, LLC dba The Story Home was created in 2007 by Northern California educators and performing artists, Sharon and Alan Scofield, in order to publish and distribute their original and adapted classic children’s stories to friends and family who requested content on a regular basis. Known for their quality of product, and Alan’s voice of the storyteller, listeners have commented on how the stories have changed their lives for the better. The company’s mission is to delight and inspire children and their families, throughout the world, offering an authentic place for curiosity, and self discovery and believe that the imagination of a child is a priceless resource and must be given time, encouragement, and education. Awarded the American Library Association Outstanding Websites for Children Official seal, The Story Home is now a learning resource for schools and libraries around the world. Copyright (C) 2013 Purple Button Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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