Crayola® Art Studio receives NAPPA Gold award!


Crayola Art StudioCore Learning has announced that its children's art software product, Crayola® Art Studio, won the NAPPA Gold award in the Software and Video category from the National Parenting Publications Awards ( NAPPA ) Children's Products Competition.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for Crayola® Art Studio. It is a top-notch drawing and creativity program that allows users to express their ideas in a fun and intuitive way,” said Doug Hatch , President and CEO of Core Learning. “Winning awards like these affirms the quality and educational attributes of our products. We are proud to be recognized as a leader in art software for children.”

NAPPA Gold AwardEarlier this summer, Crayola® Art Studio received Silver Honors from the Parent's Choice Foundation, an organization that honors the best materials for children. It was also a runner up in the Best Educational Software category by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP).

Crayola® Art Studio is a robust draw and paint program that was built from Core Learning's award winning corefx Three Level software. It provides users with powerful, easy to use drawing and painting tools. It includes 12 realistic art brushes including Crayola® Pencils, Paints, Markers, Crayons and more! Users learn to edit and transform digital images with several hundred Crayola® creativity starters. It is a dynamic program that is adaptable to any user, regardless of artistic ability and computer knowledge. Crayola® Art Studio was released in November of 2008 under a long term licensing agreement between Crayola and Core Learning.

Core Learning is a publisher of technology-based learning solutions for the K to 12 education market and for home use. As well as visual art, Core Learning publishes titles in language arts, math, health and critical thinking. In addition to software publishing, Core Learning also offers online learning services and publishes whiteboard compatible teacher resources for classroom presentations and lessons for incorporation in learning management system software.


NAPPA – the National Parenting Publications Awards – is the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best children's products (toys, games, books, music, DVDs, software, videogames Web sites and storytelling CDs and audio books) and resources for parents (books, DVDs, maternity and baby gear, accessories and more).

The NAPPA recognition is far more than simply a “good-enough” seal of approval. It signifies that the winning product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and that it stands out among hundreds of other products from all around the world. Only the best products win the prestigious NAPPA recognition.

NAPPA 's team of independent expert judges and family testers (parents and kids) select the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners. Please visit NAPPA Parenting Resources Winners 2009 for more information .

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