NoteNiks' Respect Our Earth software teaches children ages 5 - 10 the basics of recycling, energy conservation, creative reuse and more!

OAKLAND, CA, April 23, 2007 - Sound Advice, makers of the award-winning NoteNiks product line, today announced the launch of "Respect Our Earth": interactive software that teaches young children about taking care of the planet and "keeping green."

According to Sound Advice, kids as young as 5 years-old -- kindergarteners -- are prime to begin to learn how simple things like recycling, composting, solar power, and re-use are used to help protect the planet.

"It's important, and easy, to teach these things to kids early on," said Mindy Myers, CEO of Sound Advice. "Respect Our Earth is software that shows kids how to sort trash from recyclables, do simple things like turn off lights when not in use, and get a sense of how to care for their environmental surroundings. These simple lessons set the stage for a lifetime of good habits."

Environmental concerns have become a global issue. While there are many organizations encouraging children in green activities, "Respect Our Earth" is the first piece of interactive ecology software that teaches while it entertains.

"Respect Our Earth is an engaging and fun-filled way for kids to learn about the environment. The characters are appealing and the content is a perfect supplement to any district or home-school science curriculum," said Colleen Kessler, author of Hands-On Ecology: Real-Life Activities for Kids.

The software, created for kids age 5 - 10, teaches basic ecology through 8 interactive games. Children learn about endangered animals, conservation methods, and where and how fuel alternatives such as wind and solar energy are used. It is through playing these games that children begin to understand the earth and its many resources.

"Teachers, parents and children will all enjoy learning about, and becoming advocates for, the environment with this fabulous program," added Kessler.

In addition to the interactive games, "Respect Our Earth" software includes printable curriculum for teachers and home-schoolers, bonus activity pages, learning certificates, and a built-in web browser with up-to-the-minute news about the environment.

Concluded Myers, "The sooner today's kids learn to take care of the earth, the better chance we all have at a green tomorrow."

The "NoteNiks Respect Our Earth" software is both PC and Mac compatible and available for purchase at The software can also be purchased in smaller "Eco-packs" with subject-specific titles such as "Recycling" and "Energy". These titles each contain 2 games and corresponding curriculum.

Other NoteNiks software titles include: "NoteNiks Healthy Eating & Exercise," interactive games that teach 3 - 8 year olds about choosing a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables and exercise, and "NoteNiks Monthly and Weekly Menu Templates," a year's worth of monthly and weekly menu grids that can be customized for school and hospital food service directors.

NoteNiks products have won awards from such reputable organizations as Dr. Toy, iParenting, Creative Child Magazine and more.

For more information, call: 510-547-0125 or visit

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