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  Global Wonders: Around the World  
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Synopsis

In Global Wonders: Around the World join all of our families and friends for a fun day at the park. Through fun group activities your child will discover new customs, music, languages, and lifestyles from around the world. Build a Blarney sand Castle with Brianna, sing happy birthday in Spanish with Marisa, taste Japanese karaage with Rina, and play the ney with Amir. When Lorenzo's World Cup soccer ball goes missing, team up with all your new friends on a ball hunt to save the day.

 

Creative Team

Sindy McKay: Writer - A two-time Emmy winner including 2006 Outstanding Animation Program for her work on Jakers, and whose work includes Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Ed Wexler: Animation Director, Character Designer, Art Director - An Emmy-nominated, 20-year veteran of Walt Disney Animation (Little Einsteins, My Friends Tigger and Pooh).

Jim Latham: Music Composer - Emmy winner whose work includes original songs, themes and underscore for a variety of children's programming (JoJo s Circus, Dragon Tales, Disney Princess: A Christmas of Enchantment).

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Reviews - Global Wonders: Around the World

"These are great videos for the preschool, pre-K and kindergarten crowd like my five-year-old Lucie who enjoyed the program immensely. She sang along with the music and repeated the foreign words and phrases when prompted. I enjoyed the animation and also liked how they approached world culture.

"The Global Wonders series puts an emphasis on what cultures share rather than differences – everyone celebrates birthdays, children like to play sports, and we all enjoy music. I appreciated that they showed grandparents and an African-American dad who is a college professor, too. Other positive role models include families who spend time together and children who like to learn, sing, be outside and play sports. Lucie and I give Global Wonders a thumbs up. -- Ann-Marie, My Readable Feast, Around the World title




"Global Wonders: Around the World demonstrates in an elegant and exciting manner how cross-cultural exchanges that are spontaneous, play-based and informal, can deepen the child's knowledge of different cultures and promote friendship between children - and their families - from different cultures. While open spaces may make up a developmentally rich landscape, when this space is filled with the kind of exciting child activities portrayed in Global Wonders: Around the World, it surely is as developmentally satisfying a learning experience fo the growing child as one could imagine." -- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Child Development Expert. Founder, Brazelton Institute, Childrens Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School




"The Global Wonders DVD series really impressed our testers with it's unique ability to introduce and educate very young children to different people and cultures. The DVD's thoughtfully teach children to recognize and appreciate differences but also to take note of the many similarities we share. For instance, while languages, customs, clothing, music and holidays are dramatically different, children everywhere are children at heart. Kids around the world all celebrate birthdays, play sports, enjoy music and so much more. Using adorable and entertaining animation as well as real-life images children were intrigued and their attention fully captured. Perfect for use in schools as well as in the home this series comes at a much needed time and we hope that there are more titles and more cultures coming to the series soon." -- The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval




"My four year old daughter loves this series. Like most four year old girls, she can be very picky (about everything!) and this is her hands down favorite things to watch. While being very entertaining (some of the Baby and Little Einstein people are the creative forces behind this), this is also a great educational experience. Our daughter has asked us to learn more about some of the themes touched on in this series. Overall, this is very highly recommended." -- Debbie




"A great idea! Your child will develop a greater understanding of different societies." -- Parents Magazine




"Here's a brand-new series that's perfect for those of you looking to expand your young child's cultural horizons. I watched the Global Wonders: Around the World show with Punky and now I'm encouraged to get the rest of the series to supplement her Social Studies curriculum." -- Lindsey, Suburban Turmoil, Around the World title

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