Make a Plan for Their Play:
Five Tips From GameTruck
Make “game time” a productive activity for your kids by putting a household “electronic strategy” in play for the new school year. GameTruck, a leading advocate for positive gaming practices, offers these five tips and resources for regulating screen time in your family.
1. Get Kids Moving and Socializing Arrange a cyber play date with friends or capitalize on the games that require movement while they are playing like Wii Sports.
2. Use Extra Playing Time As a Reward With younger or older kids, reward them with a little extra playing time for clean rooms, good manners, good grades, etc.
3. Develop a Process For Turning Games Off With video games that are sequential, if you do not finish a level, you cannot save your work in progress. To avoid conflict, give kids advance warning that you are going to need them to power down.
4. Set Rules and Sign a Contract How much time a day is allowed for activities that involve screen time? What are the family rules around content and ratings? GameTruck’s website (www.gametruckparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/BeyourownGameCoach.pdf) offers ideas and a downloadable contract you can personalize to make sure that everyone is clear on the “house rules” and the consequences for not following them.
5. Let Game Coaches Help If you throw a GameTruck party, their game coaches can work with your kids to make healthy gaming habits a theme of the party. For more information or to schedule a GameTruck party, go to www.gametruckparty.com or call 888-602-4263.
Innovative birthday party and corporate event franchise brings the original mobile video game theater to the Arlington, TX area.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 26, 2011
GameTruck Corporation, the world's first mobile video game theater franchise, today announced it is rolling out a new franchise in Arlington. The arrival of GameTruck will bring the hottest video gaming experience to the region. Owned by Grand Prairie resident Kimberly Bedford-Richardson, the franchise will boast a patent pending mobile gaming theater that can be rented for parties and corporate events. With the explosive growth and overwhelming popularity of video games, demand for the company's services is soaring.
“We are delighted to add another franchise to the GameTruck family,” said Scott Novis, founder of GameTruck. “GameTruck attracts a diverse audience, from children to adults, personal birthday parties and events to corporate gatherings and product launches. We envision that GameTruck will bring the power of interactive play to entertainment, education and corporate America.”
GameTruck offers a premiere party experience for both kids and adults, with GameCoaches who promote fair, interactive play and video gaming ethics that extend beyond the party. GameTruck brings people together to enjoy gaming in an interactive multiplayer environment. The self-powered, climate-controlled GameTruck trailers are outfitted with comfortable seating, five flat screen televisions, enhanced sound systems and the latest video game consoles. The simplicity of having the GameTruck trailer come directly to the customer’s home is very appealing to customers.
“This is such a great business, nothing beats the look on people’s faces when they step into the truck – it is a gamers’ nirvana,” said Novis. “More importantly, the company is focused on helping gamers harness the best that video games have to offer. For too long, video games have really served to isolate and make sedentary their users. Today, that has changed completely and games can be powerful tools for socialization, physical activity and the development of cognitive skills. At GameTruck we are on a mission to change the way people play.”
The patent pending mobile lounge is climate controlled making it a perfect fit for areas like Arlington. The vehicle is warm and dry in the winter and cool in the summer, taking weather out of the equation when planning a party.
For more information, or to schedule your GameTruck party, go tohttp://www.gametruckparty.com, or call 888-602-4263.
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May 10, 2011 (Tempe, Arizona)– Educators all across America are discovering that a GameTruck Mobile Video Game Theater can deliver an unexpected and effective new learning tool right to their doorstep. Now GameTruck® Licensing LLC is taking its educational offerings to the next level with the appointment of Mary Lynn Kelly as Director of the company’s Education Division.
“Mary Lynn’s experience as creator of the Challenger Learning Center will be applied to building a curriculum that will further our goal of establishing video gaming as a positive force in education,” says GameTruck founder and CEO, Scott Novis.
“Kids of all ages are passionate about video games. GameTruck provides a modern high tech classroom on wheels that will use that passion to enhance their learning in ways never before possible,” adds Kelly.
“Students are thrilled when the GameTruck pulls up to their school.”
GameTruck’s patent pending concept was originally designed to bring a 16-player video game experience direct to the customer for birthday parties and special events. Inside the plush Video Game Theater are big screen TVs, Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, Wii™ and all the most popular game titles.
The Education Division will give GameTruck franchisees a growing range of appealing educational ideas that can be brought to schools inside the Mobile Video Game Theater.
“We’ve been working on these video educational offerings for a long time, obsessing on it,” says Novis. “GameTruck’s applications within education are unlimited, and we have so many concepts we are excited to share. Mary Lynn has a proven track record of taking ideas from inception to implementation, with extraordinary success.”
As Director of Arizona’s Challenger Learning Center, Kelly’s mission was to fulfill the personal dream of June Scobee Rodgers, widow of the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission Commander. “June wanted to bring a new and exciting learning concept to Arizona,” says Kelly. “And that’s exactly what we did. We pioneered remarkable educational programs, secured funding, formed the first board, and built the Center’s revenue to over $2 million annually.” Prior to the Challenger Learning Center, Kelly was with Arizona Parenting magazine, which she developed from a niche publication to a leading recognized resource, with weekly appearances on Fox 10 News.
GameTruck’s educational programs focus on STEM-based education (Science, Technology, English and Math), and currently include Awesome Physics Experiments®, Cartoon Animation®, Brain Blaster Academy®, and Comparative Video Game Analysis®. All have course overviews, lesson plans & instructor notes, set-up instructions and take home materials.
According to COO Dave Wachtel, “GameTruck has been a must-have for school fundraisers and events since our inception. Being first with an innovative, responsible, curriculum-based program is the natural next step. Mary Lynn has always been a forward thinker. Together, we’re creating needed teaching tools and adding value for educators everywhere.”
Established in 2006, GameTruck is the original Mobile Video Game Theater and has a growing network of national and international franchises. A successful video game designer, Scott Novis created GameTruck with the goal of bringing video gamers a place to play together. GameTruck’s state-of-the-art mobile video game theaters are available for private parties, educational and fundraising events, or corporate and public events.
For more information on the program please email email@example.com or call our national booking line at (888) 602-4263.
GameTruck Licensing LLC is trademarked, patent pending.
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