In 2011, Egmont Russia developed 10 32-page SD-X-enabled storybooks based on well-known children's entertainment properties. These books have hundreds of learning activities and games that rely on SDX play patterns to be easy, yet magical, for children to explore.
Replogle's 12-inch SD-X enabled globe comes with an enabled 48-page book and the SD-X 200 Series Reader with USB. Intelliglobe has more than 30 information activities and full audio in English, French, German, and Spanish. In the five comparison modes, touching two points with the SD-X reader compares country populations, area, or life expectancy, and computes flying time between cities and distances between cities and countries.
Encyclopædia Britannica Science Library
This series of six 8.5-by-11-inch books from PIL shows how much SD-X technology adds to previously developed content. Working with content developed by Encyclopedia Britannica for a multivolume science encyclopedia, SD-X producers opened text-heavy pages and made the library accessible to children with a large range of reading abilities. The books are sold boxed with an SD-X 200 Series Reader.
The first Disney English interactive book set launched in fall 2011 in Mexico and Spanish-speaking Latin America. While the packaging and a parent’s guide on every page is printed in Spanish, all the spoken words, stories and songs are in English.
Ready to Learn
Following the retail success of Ready to Read, Publications International will develop a second learning set with SDXI. Both sets feature an SD-X reader shaped like a monkey. Ready to Learn will have an interactive dictionary, storybooks, a book about arithmetic and story problems, adding and subtracting drills, a talking calculator that also offers quizzes, and 100 stickers.
Ready to Read
With a new cute monkey form factor, the SD-X 100 Reader in this 10-book set helps young children learn the fundamentals of reading. Launched by Publications International for back-to-school selling in 2011, Ready to Read a complete learn-to-read program, taking children from the alphabet through phonics and grammar basics, with four level-appropriate storybooks on which to practice newly learned skills.
In 2010, Publications International launched a second series of SD-X enabled books for young children. Each 8.5-by-11-inch book comes with a cartridge that stores its specific audio content and slides into a My Poingo reader; no internet download required. Books with characters from Disney, Nick Jr., H.I.T. Entertainment (Thomas the Tank Engine), and Sesame Workshop are sold separately or boxed with the SD-X 100 Series Reader with Cartridge.
Learn to Play Guitar and Piano
Each of these sets from Publications International is a full beginner’s music course in a box. The SD-X reader plays notes, cords, and melodies, so that the student hears what he sees in two spiral-bound, lay-flat books. There is also a metronome and a tuning guide for the guitar.
My Interactive Point-and-Play
Boxed sets of five or ten books come to life with included SD-X readers. Children practice in reading skills and build vocabulary with interactive word tags and learning activities. This series from Publications International is licensed by Disney and Sesame Workshop.
Electronic Brain Games
Brain Games is a highly successful series of paper-and-pencil brain-training games published by PIL. With SD-X enabling, PIL took its puzzle books to a new level of interactivity and fun. The box set of six 128-page spiral-bound books comes with a custom designed reader based on the SD-X 100 Series Reader. The books include picture puzzles, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, brainteasers, special auditory challenges, and scoring.
Publications International first began using SD-X codes in large-format storybooks, called Poingo. At the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Disney named Poingo the 2009 Innovative Product. This line of books experienced enormous selling success in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Latin America.