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Long Island, NY, United States, 2008/04/12 - Long Island, NY author Seth Lehman’s children’s book “The Color Pets” has been selected for inclusion in the national Turnoff Week 2008 program the week of April 21-27, 2008.
Long Island, NY author Seth Lehman’s children’s book “The Color Pets” has been selected for inclusion in the national Turnoff Week 2008 program the week of April 21-27, 2008. The program coordinated by screentime.org is designed to have children and parents turn off all electronic screen devices for one week, concentrating instead on reading and family activities in lieu watching electronic entertainment.
“The Color Pets” is an entertaining book that utilizes rhyming poetry and vivid colors to engage young children in reading, encourages their creative thinking, and can be used to develop family oriented activities. The book centers on everyday household pets that find color crystals from outer space, which in turn give these pets superpowers that were unimaginable to them before. Characters in the book include Juicy, the beagle with powers to see objects from far away, Pinky the Chihuahua that not only sings and dances, but lifts objects with her sweet voice, Seablue, the pug that can talk to sea creatures, and other fun, imaginative characters.
Robert Kesten, Executive Director of The Center for Screen Time Awareness, said the book “The Color Pets” was chosen for inclusion in the national program because it “is colorful, allows children the opportunity for exploring the outside world, getting out to do physical activities with their parents, and demonstrates a dramatic correlation between mental and physical activity.”
Stamford, Connecticut has also planned a city wide scavenger hunt for kids based on the book. Stamford’s mayor will kick off the city-wide event on Saturday, May 3rd beginning at the City Hall.
“This book allows children the opportunity to explore their own imaginations in a colorful way and be part of a family oriented activity as well. We hope that children and parents will embrace the opportunity to turn off televisions and other electronic devices for this week and focus instead on books like ‘The Color Pets’ that not only build a child's confidence, but also builds strong family bonds,” said Lehman.
Currently the book “The Color Pets” is available at colorpets.com or through barnesandnoble.com. For more information on the book, “The Color Pets” visit colorpets.com
About “The Color Pets”
The book “The Color Pets” is written for young children and uses rhyming in poetry as well is colorful illustrations to engage young childrens’ imaginations. The Color Pets book can be used to as the basis of activities that encourage family oriented or classroom fun time such as coloring or physical activities such as treasure hunts.