About Kidzter

What is Kidzter?

Kidzter is a publishing company and record label.  As a publishing company, it publishes a series of  First Chapter Books about the time-travel musical adventures of the Kidzter kids: Eva, Jimi and Carlos.  As a record label, Kidzter releases CDs, DVDs and downloads featuring Kidzter recording artists, including: The Rockabyes, The Kiddie Kats and Koala Jack & The Brothers Roo.

What are all the cool things I can do on Kidzter.com?

Kidzter.com has been built to promote awareness of the Kidzter books and records and to provide an immersive interaction with the Kidzter characters.  You can play games, watch videos and listen to songs and stories.  Every day, Eva’s On This Day In Music History presents the important musical events that have happened on that date.  You can communicate with friends via Kidzter’s community on YourSphere.  You can read the first three chapters of our latest book.  And you can buy Kidzter books, CDs and downloads.

What is Kidzter’s IndieGoGo campaign?

Kidzter has a campaign to fund our mission of giving away 3,000 free downloads of our Kidzter Kids Meet Motown book to music teachers, schools and libraries.  Our goal is to spread awareness of music history.  There is a link on the home page for teachers and librarians to contact us about a free download

What is the link for parents and grandparents about?

We have a Facebook page especially for parents and grandparents where they can share ideas for turning their kids and grandkids onto the music they love.  We post articles about music education and musicology.  We facillitate an ongoing conversation around the topic: How can I turn my child or grandchild on to the music I love?

Is Kidzter free?

The website is totally free.  While we hope you might buy a book or a song, there are many, many games, songs, stories and videos to enjoy.  We always provide the first three chapters of our books free online.

Who created Kidzter?

Bob Heyman is the creator of Kidzter.  Bob holds a Masters in Education from Harvard and is credited with cointing the term “edutainment.”  He received a law degree from Hastings College of Law (U. of Cal.) and represented such musicians as Maria Muldaur, Marty Balin, New RIders Of The Purple Sage and Ray Manzarek (of the Doors).  His rock opera Rock Justice, written with Marty Balin and Mike Varney, is in the Book Of Rock Lists and was signed by EMI.  He co-founded the pioneer internet marketing agency Cybernautics and is credited with coining the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and starting the first SEO agency practice.  With his partner Leland Harden, he has written five best-selling digital marketing books. His clients have included Intel, SGI, Bristol-Myers, Sothebys. Sony, IBM, Napster, World Vision, Trend Micro, Avon, AOL and Time Warner. 

Jason Whitley created all the art for Kidzer.  Nu-Designs built the website.  Lee Armstong built the Rockabyes puppets.  Jeanette Egenlauf and Julia Roh did our videos.  Jane Biondi voiced the fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

How do you comply with COPPA?

Kidzter partners with YourSphere and relies on YourSphere for COPPA compliance.  All authentication and user identification takes place within the YourSphere API.  Please refer to the Privacy and Terms Of Service tabs for more details.

What is the “back story” of the Kidzter Haunted Mansion and of the Kidzter Music School?

The mansion was built by “mad” Professor ROck, an eccentric genius.  He was struck by lightening while conducting musical expreiments on his roof.  Ever since, the mansion has been haunted.  First by the ghost of the Professor, who was soon joined by the spirits of othe rock stars who haunt the mansion.  Mort Moose, a celebrated music manager, bought the mansion and turned it into a music school.  He is the Headmaster and the teachers include members of the Rockabyes, a famous band that Mort managed.

Who recorded the Rockabyes music?

Marty Balin provides the singing voice of guitarist Floyd Fox.  Maria Muldaur is the singing voice for Crystal Canary.  John “Marmaduke” Dawson of New RIders Of The Purple Sage, is the singing voice of drummer Bartholomew LittleBear.  Dan Hicks is the singing voice of their friend, Professor Bearly.  Nick Gravenites is the singing voice for Mort Moose.  Huey Lewis played harmonica.

Who recorded The Kiddie Kats?

Jesse and Paula Bradman created all the Kiddie Kats music.  

What can I buy in the Kidzter Shop?

We sell Kidzer books and records as well as Kidzter themed merchandise like T-Shirts.  We also sell music associated with the artists who have contributed to Kidzter or are featured in Kidzter books.  Kidzter partners with Amazon and iTunes as well as other select merchants for fulfillment.

Why don’t some of the games play on my mobile device?

Many of the games require the Adobe Flash plug-in to play.  Many tablets and mobile devices won’t work with Adobe Flash.