Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A couple of great tips for parents of preschoolers!

At Sodapop Gang, we want to not only be a source of entertainment and education for children, but for families as well! So we're going to use this blog and our social networking pages (like our Facebook page) to share with you some of the information we come across on raising happy, healthy kids.

We've come across a couple of great articles in the past few weeks. One is a piece in Slate Magazine that talks about ways to get your toddlers and preschoolers to do some of the things parents always struggle with...like getting picky eaters to try new food, kick-start potty training and other common issues. As always, it's all about how you communicate with them!

The second is an older piece but a good one, which originally ran in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine in 2005. We've provided a copy for you as a PDF file, but to summarize, it provides some helpful tips on actually getting your young ones to listen to you when you're trying to tell them something important.

Check back here for frequent updates and additions, and be sure to sign up as a "fan" on our Facebook page for regular updates. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Introducing our exciting new venture: Sodapop Gang!

We are proud to announce that we are moving forward with an exciting new venture! It’s called Sodapop Gang, and it’s a fun, interactive and educational experience where preschoolers and their families can discover, explore and learn.

Sodapop Gang is an educational and entertainment brand for preschoolers featuring an interactive, photo-realistic and safe online experience that is fun for both children and parents, and including a wide variety of enjoyable merchandise and products.

The main platform for Sodapop Gang will be www.sodapopgang.com — which you can visit right now to view a Beta version of the site. Keep in mind that we’ve only built out a small fraction of the site and it would be refined as we go along. We’re also examining other Sodapop Gang products, such as mobile applications, toys, merchandise, games and puzzles.

We’re currently in the process of raising capital to make our vision a reality. Once we have the dough, we anticipate the full buildout of the web site will take about a year, although other Sodapop Gang products may be available in the meantime.

We invite you to keep in touch with the progress of Sodapop Gang by becoming a fan of our Facebook page. We’ll send out frequent updates on our progress, as well as related news and links and even some games and activities for kids. And, we’ll be asking our Facebook fans in a couple of weeks to participate in a quick survey to help guide our efforts to create the best experience possible. So spread the word!

We hope you enjoy the web site and share our excitement about the potential of Sodapop Gang to become a safe, enjoyable activity for children and their families. Thanks!