BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), the first non-commercial, Spanish-language media company that delivers educational programming to more than 42 million homes nationwide on satellite and cable and Highlights for Children, the leading family media brand and publisher of the most-read children's magazines in North America, announced their partnership last February to support Highlights High Five Bilingüe magazine. Over the last nine months, this iconic children's brand and the nonprofit commercial-free broadcast network supporting Hispanic families across the United States have collaborated on four videos, two online games, and several community events.
High Five Bilingüe was launched in the fall of 2014 to assist Hispanic families as they encourage their younger children (ages 2 to 6) in Spanish bilingual language development. The magazine, which is published monthly, features a range of read-along stories and poems, crafts, games, and puzzles in Spanish and in English to help children become confident speakers, readers, and writers in both languages. The magazine provides a free online audio edition read by native Spanish and English speakers, and the partnership with HITN supports and encourages the creation of additional multi-media content, including games and videos. Parents and kids can access High Five Bilingüe content from the HITN website or follow the direct link www.hitn.org/highlights.
Ed Greene, Vice President of Partnerships and Community Development for HITN, says, "High Five Bilingüe is a perfect complement to our HITN Learning Interstitials on-air, which offers bilingual content geared toward children ages 2 to 6. Our partnership with High Five Bilingüe allows us to reach those children at an even younger age so they get an early start, to better prepare them for learning in both languages."
HITN's Erica Branch-Ridley, Vice President and Executive Producer for creative development and production added, "We are so enthusiastic about ensuring that the stories from High Five Bilingüe are brought to life, in order to capture the hearts and creative minds of a whole new generation of dual-language learners. We are thrilled to be able to bring the pages of the magazine onto multimedia platforms that will engage both parents and kids."
"We knew our recently launched magazine was reaching many families and classrooms through our own efforts, but we also wanted to partner with organizations to help bring High Five Bilingüe and its content to more families," said Beth Allen, Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development, Highlights for Children. "When we met with HITN, we were excited to partner with a like-minded, mission-driven broadcast network dedicated to Spanish speakers. We look forward to making an enhanced contribution to education and community growth through our alliance with HITN."
So far, the partnership between HITN and High Five Bilingüe has resulted in the creation of hands-on, bilingual, museum-based "Family Day Events"; four videos; and two interactive web games developed by HITN and based on High Five Bilingüe content.
For more information about The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN, Inc.), please visit: www.hitn.org
About Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc.
HITN is the first non-commercial, Spanish-language media company delivering educational programming to more than 42 million homes nationwide on satellite and cable focusing on health, financial literacy, and education, with a mission to advance the educational, socioeconomic and cultural aspirations of Hispanics who live in the United States. For more information, log in to www.HITN.org.
About Highlights for Children, Inc.
Devoted to Fun with a Purpose™, family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. (www.highlights.com) has helped children become their best selves for generations. In addition to the flagship magazine for children 6–12, Highlights' other offerings include Highlights High Five™ magazine for children ages 2 to 6; High Five Bilingüe™, an English/Spanish version of High Five magazine, for children ages 2 to 6; Highlights Hello™ magazine for children ages 0 to 2 and their parents; a children's book company (Boyds Mills Press); puzzle-book clubs; and a variety of digital products.
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