Newest Title In Families of the World DVD Series – “Families of Guatemala” Receives Parents’ Choice ApprovalPosted in Press Releases on September 23rd, 2009
Newest Title in Families of The World DVD Series
“Families of Guatemala”
Receives Parents’ Choice Approval
Now on DVD From Master Communications
The series – 23 titles and growing – offers a documentary-style “day in the life” glimpse into how people in different countries live from a child’s point of view. Each new title includes a free Teacher’s Guide. The entire Families of the World catalog is also available on DVD with many titles being broadcast on select PBS stations around the country and around the world.
In ‘Families of Guatemala,’ meet seven-year-old Mariaelena and her family who live on a mountain farm. Mariaelena attends a Catholic, all-girls school and all her studies are in the morning, as Guatemalan schools divide all students into two groups, morning and afternoon classes. After school, it’s home for dinner (lunch) and fun activities like drawing, music and make-believe. Mariaelena also helps milk the cows and catch oranges from nearby trees. Then its supper and off to bed.
Then meet Jorge, a nine-year-old boy who has a fraternal twin, Marcos. In the morning, Jorge brushes his teeth, eats breakfast, then heads off to the co-ed catholic school he attends. Early classes include phys-ed with sports like futbol (soccer), basketball and ping-pong. He then studies biology and dance, which he’ll perform at the weekend’s Family Day Festival. On the weekend, Jorge has his guitar lesson then plays in his futbol league. Later, it’s off to enjoy the Festival!
The series has garnered repeated acclaim and awards also from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Parents’ Choice and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications of America) as well as endorsements from KIDS FIRST! and recommendations from Dr. Toy’s Children’s Products. It has won a Summit Creative Award, a Parenting Magazine Gold Award, First Place at the Worldfest Film Festival and is used in classrooms around the country as a valuable tool for multi-cultural education.
Families of the World is recommended for ages 5-11 and retails for $29.95 each. The series features families in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, a second Mexico release (includes Spanish and English soundtrack), Panama, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam and Canada. Each DVD includes a free PDF Teacher’s Guide, which include the script, copy-reading maps, discussion and activity guides, recipes, glossaries and more. To order Families of the World DVDs, call 1-800-765-5885 or visit www.familiesoftheworld.com.
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Andrea Blain Public Relations