NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HITN-TV is launching a series of instructional animations in both English and Spanish produced by WonderGrove Studios. The animations are designed to help children prepare for the daily challenges of life while developing a strong vocabulary in both languages.
"Success in school and beyond certainly means that all children need to learn to read critically, speak effectively, think mathematically and problem solve creatively. But it also means that children need to know how to work well with others and how to respond to the challenging situations they will meet every day. The WonderGrove Kids provide models for children to use as they learn to navigate their home, school and community worlds with confidence and with skill," said Maryann Marrapodi, HITN's Chief Operating Officer.
The WonderGrove animations are unique teaching and parenting tool that empowers creative and critical thinking. The series is created by WonderGrove Studios co-founder Terry Thoren, who was the former CEO of the Rugrats Company.
"Animation knows no borders and animated characters are the world's most popular ambassadors for learning. Our goal is to teach critical thinking skills to children in a way that is entertaining and memorable. Because the animations are in both English and Spanish we also give young children a fun opportunity to explore a second-language" said WonderGrove Studios Founder Terry Thoren.
For more information, please visit www.wondergrovekids.com
Established in 1983, the Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN) is the first Latino non-commercial Spanish-language media company in the US. HITN currently reaches over 38 million households in the U. S. http://www.hitn.org/en/where-to-find-hitn Additionally, HITN is the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum in the U. S., enabling it to create new opportunities to deliver educational content and connect communities. www.hitn.org
About WonderGrove Studios
WonderGrove Studios was founded by former "Rugrats" CEO Terry Thoren and famed software producer Rudy Verbeeck. WonderGrove Studios works with various organizations to develop strategies and animated content aiming to affect children in a positive manner. They created the education website, WonderGroveKids.com, to inspire children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade to realize their full potential. WonderGroveKids.com provides parents and teachers with a well-rounded selection of animated learning episodes to help children prepare for the daily challenges of life both inside and outside of school. WonderGroveKids.com uses engaging animated characters immersed in fun stories to target eight crucial areas of growth essential for every child's success. www.wondergrovekids.com