Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Scholastic Storybook DVDs to Celebrate Chinese and African American Heritage + Giveaway!



"IN TIME FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR, SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ PRESENTS A NEW DVD CELEBRATING ASIAN CULTURE
Just in time to celebrate Chinese New Year and learn about some of Asian culture’s best loved tales, Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ releases STONE SOUP…AND OTHER STORIES FROM THE ASAIN TRADITION.  Highlighted by author/illustrator Jon J. Muth’s award-winning take on “Stone Soup”, the new DVD also features three other classic tales, as well as a Read-Along function which highlights the words as they are spoken, allowing young viewers to follow along with the narrators.
“Stone Soup” is a classic folktale about the strength people possess when they work together. The three other stories on the DVD include “The Five Chinese Brothers”, “Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China”and “Stonecutter” These colorfully animated adaptations of classic stories feature celebrity narration by B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU).
The DVD also includes a behind-the-scenes interview with Jon J. Muth, the award-winning author/illustrator of “Stone Soup”, “The Three Questions” and other popular stories for kids. Muth also illustrated cards for Magic: The Gathering.


COMMEMORATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH A SPECIAL 3-DVD SET FROM SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™

Perfect for celebrating Black History Month in February and learning all year about African-American culture and tradition, Scholastic presents thirteen stories on a 3-DVD set! Included in the set are the favorites Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of Vocal Virtuosa, March On, Martin’s Big Words, and more!"

What we thought:  The kiddos loved both of these DVDs!  Both Stone Soup and March On! were the perfect complement to our February lessons for Chinese New Year and Black History Month.  What an easy and fun way to teach kiddos about Chinese and African American history and culture!  ABCD Diaries gives both of these DVDs an A+!


Find both of these DVDs at www.newkideo.com!





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Disclosure:  ABCD Diaries was given copies of these DVDs to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed are ours and ours alone.

13 comments:

  1. I am glad that the kids were able to learn important lessons about strength of character, community and working together. this type of media is so useful. In the same way that kids can learn poor manners and bad habits from what they watch, they can pick up essential life skills through what they watch as well.

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