"As the world grows smaller -- and children grow smarter -- along comes Global Wonders, a warm and delightful new series..."
- Bruce Kluger, Parenting Magazine
"As the world grows smaller -- and children grow smarter -- along come Global Wonders, a warm and delightful new series that joyfully nvites kids to open the door to the glorious diversity of our international family. Colorfully animated, cleverly scripted and crammed with live-action clips that depict the rich tapestry of our shared world culture, Global Wonders is destined to take its place among the best and brightest of children's entertainment. I love this series!" -- Bruce Kluger, Parenting Magazine
"The Global Wonders DVD series really impressed our testers with it's unique ability to introduce and educate very young children..."
- The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval
"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
"Best Products 2008." -- iParenting Media Awards
"A great idea! Your child will develop a greater understanding of different societies." -- Parents Magazine
"Takes Disney's 'It's a Small World' to a higher level..."
"Driven by a theme song that celebrates the "great big world" and all the different cultures in it, the Global Wonders DVDs combine animation, live action footage, still photos, and artwork to create a ride that takes Disney's "It's a Small World" to a higher level." -- DVDtown.com
"Lots of international adventures to be had. Kids will enjoy the music and get a kick out of seeing their own culture represented." -- AOL's Parent Dish
"Kids will enjoy watching the characters play, sing and share experiences..."
"Add Global Wonders to your holiday gift list! Kids will enjoy watching the characters play, sing, and share experiences. A great way to build connections to a positive global community." -- Examiner.com
"Highly engaging... Receives and overall A Grade and TTT mark of excellence."
- Toy Tips Magazine and The Toy Research Institute
"Highly engaging through the entire program with colorful, high quality animation. Receives an overall A Grade and the TTT mark of excellence indicating that a product has been triple tested by trained researchers, educators, parents and children. A toy with a TTT rating means that it exceeds our standards and has been rated to deliver a fun play experience that also stimulates developmental learning skills." -- Marianne Szymanski Toy Tips Magazine and The Toy Research Institute
"Transform(s) an ordinary play date with friends into a magical journey into another world..."
- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Ph.D. and Child Develomental Expert
"As with each of the titles in the series, Global Wonders India presents culture as the element that gives color to life. It manages to transform an ordinary play date with friends into a magical journey into another world, and thus has the potential to be a psychologically transforming and culturally enriching experience for children of any culture. Using the Rakhi as a reminder of the obligations of friendship and Gandhi as a model for leadership helps provide children guidelines for life, on how to behave, and on being friends." -- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Child Development Expert. Founder, Brazelton Institute, Childrens Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School
“Wow! The Global Wonders:Around the World DVD was amazing. Great job! It's an outstanding concept that will teach children valuable lessons in a very fun way.” -- Marc Castelo, Owner, Play 2 Grow
"The sheer vitality and depth of Mexican history and culture as it is captured here is as spellbinding as it is informative. All this is woven seamlessly and gracefully into the adventures of Marisa, Brianna, and Trey and their families, in such a way that learning is both incidental and natural. Global Wonders: Mexico is rich in cultural and historical facts and is beautifully designed to engage young children in a way that is aesthetically engaging, developmentally appropriate and educationally enriching." -- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Child Development Expert. Founder, Brazelton Institute, Childrens Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School
"Great videos. Puts an emphasis on what cultures share rather than the differences (between them). Thumbs up!"
- Ann-Marie, My Readable Feast
"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 the 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
"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
"Our daugther asks to watch it again and again. It's educational and entertaining at the same time."
- Betsy, Global Wonders Owner
"Global Wonders African-American is now a staple in our children's DVD library collection. Our daughter asks to watch it again and again (upstairs, downstairs and in the car), and each time we learn something new together. It is one DVD you don't have to feel guilty about having your child watch since it's educational and entertaining at the same time." -- Betsy, African-American 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
"Beautifully designed to engage children. Informative in both history and the arts."
- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Ph.D. and Child Develomental Expert
Global Wonders: African-American is beautifully designed to engage children both in cognitive and aesthetic terms. It is informative in both history and the arts, yet also will engage children s feelings and social-emotional sensibilities because of the focus on what they need to do to realize their dreams. The dialogue manages to convey spontaneity and naturalness, capturing the conversational tone of child-to-child and child-to-adult conversation in a way that is developmentally appropriate, and still manages to be poetic and natural, all at once. The use of empty space as both a metaphor and as the physical setting allows the children to let their imaginations run and for Global Wonders to introduce the dream themes in such a natural way. -- Dr. J.K. Nugent, Child Development Expert, Founder Brazelton Institute, Children's Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School
"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
"I highly recommend! A great video for introducing different cultures to children. An immediate hit!"
- C.B. Clark, Global Wonders Owner
"This is a great video for introducing Mexican culture to children. I was able to screen a copy with my five year old daughter. She was fascinated with the entire video. She loved the characters, the music, and "real life" footage. It moves along at a great pace able to cover Mexican music, food, "Dia de los Muertos", a Quinceanera, Aztec & Mayan history ....and more. My daughter also enjoyed playing along with the interactive component and learning some Spanish vocabulary along with the characters. This is a great educational video but so much fun. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!" -- CB Clark, Los Angeles, California
"It was an instant hit with my 4-year old daughter. She loved all the characters and immediately related to one child that looked just like her. She really loved learning about different cultures and recognizing some places and landmarks that she has seen in books and in our family travel photos. She literally wanted to pause it when I tried to talk to her about something so that she did not miss a second of the show. An instant favorite in our house! Best of all is that I really loved the video too. Global Wonders is definitely on my go-to list as a great holiday gift this year." -- Kristen Stoller, Oakland, California
"Parents! Great way to introduce different cultures! I screened this video with my five year old daughter. She loved it!! The characters are cute and interesting, the music is great and the "real-life" footage is entertaining. She was captivated throughout the entire video.... and I actually found it interesting as well. Vocabulary is introduced from several different languages - a learning experience for me too. This is a great way to expose your child to other cultures. I look forward to more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! -- CB Clark, Los Angeles, California
"The kids wanted more. I wanted more! I absolutely recommend Global Wonders."
- Krista, Global Wonders Owner
"A Fabulous Way to Introduce Culture to Children (and Adults)!!, I get bored with most children's videos. Really. So imagine my surprised interest during "Around the World". Hence, my first review... I received a screener copy of "Around the World" at one of their shows. Global Wonders has done a great job with providing a cross-cultural, educational, entertaining experience. The kids wanted more, I WANTED MORE!! ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!" -- Krista, Pasadena, California