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Verizon Now Enlightens Kids in Spanish

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DALLAS -- Penelope Peetnik has always been a whiz at solving mysteries, and now she's just as good in Spanish. With's new Spanish-language version of the popular Peetnik mystery series on, children can practice deductive-reasoning and problem-solving skills in either English or Spanish - and so can their parents, caregivers and educators.

"Verizon is one of the top employers for Hispanics, so we know how important it is for Spanish-speaking parents to understand what their kids are learning on the computer," said Lou Laste, director of community affairs for Verizon SuperPages. "By translating the Peetnik Mysteries into Spanish, we give kids the choice and ability to use either language. But, more importantly, we give parents and teachers the ability to understand and use this tool that their kids are using."

The Enlighten Me village features a variety of areas that promote learning in the classroom and at home. Children can use Enlighten Me to send e-cards to their friends, family and teachers, or solve a mind-challenging Peetnik Mystery while exercising logic, problem solving, critical thinking, cooperation, imagination and creativity, while having fun on SuperThinkers.

Parents can get tips for incorporating literacy and technology into family life, expert recommendations for children's books, information about nationwide literacy programs and interactive Internet Learning instructions.

SuperThinkers also provides resources for teachers to incorporate literacy and technology into their curricula. All activities relate to local and national curriculum standards and are grounded in holistic, child-centered educational philosophy.

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FableVision Studios is an educational media company under the leadership of Emmy Award-winning Partner and Creative Director Peter Reynolds. FableVision creates positive programming and story-based media for children and adults.

About Verizon Yellow Pages and

Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE:VZ), is the nation's most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon (, the nation's best Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the SuperPages On the Go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (

Verizon is a leader in community support, fund donations, volunteer hours and in-kind services in its communities. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs.