Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Faith-Based Children's Network Launches Online

Introducing JellyTelly, an innovative and interactive multimedia experience for kids, straight from Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales! The online children's network reaches beyond the traditions of television and DVD entertainment, offering 24-hour access to high-quality Christian programming to children ages 5-11.

Birthed out of his creative shop Jellyfish Labs, Phil Vischer and his team believe the Internet presents a unique opportunity to teach kids about the Bible in a fresh, engaging way. "Through JellyTelly, we can bring the Bible to life for kids on a daily basis. Our mission is to help raise the next generation of Christian kids so they know what they believe and why they believe it," says Vischer.

Utilizing high-quality, cost-effective video streaming from technology partner Ooyala, the free of charge network provides exclusive daily programming, interactive games based on kids' favorite characters, a "movie of the week" on Saturday and Sundays, and a "grown-ups" section to keep parents informed of news and updates. Pre-reading children can enjoy and navigate the site by browsing through picture option menus.

The mini-network has already gained the attention and endorsements of leaders in the Christian entertainment world, including Ted Beahr, founder of Movieguide. He says, "Having taught media literacy for forty years, I am impressed that this innovative and ground-breaking network offers one of the most effective ways to reach children on a level to which they can relate. By creatively teaching biblical values with animation and humor, JellyTelly provides a unique opportunity to instill values in children at a young age, which can make a significant impact on their future."

JellyFish Labs has also created JellyBits, an exclusive website for children's ministry leaders. The site offers JellyTelly video shorts that teach books of the Bible in entertaining and fun ways. Churches can download video shorts for a minimal cost to use with their weekly Sunday school teaching.

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