|Explore Coral Reefs Kids First All Star!|
|Sunday, 13 March 2011|
Explore Coral Reefs, the first DVD in the Adventures of Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish, Wins Kids First Jury ALL STAR Award!
In the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program, children and parents are taught critical viewing skills with the intent to help make children’s use of media a positive one; one that enhances their cognitive, social and behavioral skills and cultivates a healthy media lifestyle. Dive Into Your Imagination is excited to announce EXPLORE CORAL REEFS has just won KIDS FIRST ALL STAR AWARD! Kids First! Jurors are trained to evaluate programs on a variety of levels including appeal to audience, content, production quality of program, and motivational, educational and social benefits.
Explore Coral Reefs, The Adventures of Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish takes kids, parents and teachers on an adventure. Get ready to dive into your imagination and become a scuba diver with cartoon characters Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish! Together as Imagination Explorers, you look for sharks and turtles, watch fish take a bath and, if you're lucky, you will find a flamboyant cuttlefish! You travel in a submarine and go scuba diving with Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, on coral reefs around the world. Learn about clownfish, hairy frogfish, dolphins and many more surprises!
View samples of the program at: www.youtube.com/OceanAnnietv
ADULT JUROR COMMENTS
Ocean Annie excels in teaching about marine animals and environments. I can't imagine a child who would not be inspired to want to see these creatures first-hand.
Explore Coral Reefs is great education on the different species of animals that populate the coral reefs. One example is when Ocean Annie explains the symbiotic relationship between fish who clean fish and the fish who are cleaned. She is very good at breaking down concepts and explaining their relevance on a school age level!
The cinematography captures the true natures of the creatures. The easiest way I've seen for children to learn about the ocean. Teaches about how a scuba diver dresses and communicates with hand signals under water. We learn about how fish find their food and about the "fish bath" where they help each other get clean.
Live-action, animation and computer generated effects blend to create the diving experience. Overall, this is a great educational program on the different species of animals that populate the coral reef and extremely entertaining.
The program is rich in information about marine biology. Reflects the idea that children can be given good size portions of information and challenging vocabulary words, even at earlier ages.
KIDS JURORS COMMENTS AGED 3-10
More than 75 kids reviewed the program, Explore Coral Reefs and they all wanted to watch it again. The kids liked learning all about the scuba equipment and scuba diving in the special features section of the DVD. Here are a few of the responses from parents and their children:
We all really enjoyed the program! They shouted AGAIN! AGAIN!
It really made me want go into the water like Ocean Annie did. I’m so jealous of her and want to learn to dive and see all of the animals for myself!!!
We liked giving the sea lion claps!
I like the footage underwater, I liked the hairy frogfish walk on their fins.
I learned that you should not touch anything when you go scuba diving or else you can hurt the fish.
My favorite part was when the dolphins gave each other gifts of coral.
The production of the underwater filming was amazing!
We want to watch it again!
I like learning about how the animals live. Ocean Annie was funny as she talked, she was great at explaining (the ocean)!
We loved the baby cuttlefish inside their eggs. That was AMAZING!
We so much want to go scuba diving now!
We have to protect the Ocean and not throw things into it that make them sick!
The goby was my favorite because he helped the shrimp and they worked together!
My favorite part was the dolphins and sharks!
Explore Coral Reefs, The Adventures of Ocean Annie, Makaio and Fringy the Ichthyologist Fish appealed to everyone! The content includes engaging and interactive environmentalist messages. In the words of the Jury Manager, “The production quality is through the roof.”
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or through a variety of distributors including Midwest Tapes, Follett Library Resources, Library Video Company, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Four Winds Trading Company, Event Network, Visual Education Center, Amazon.com
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For more information, contact us through our websites:
Email: Annie (at) AnnieCrawley (dot) com
Dive Into Your Imagination
10002 Aurora Ave. N
Ste 36 PMB 104
Seattle, WA 98133
In 2010, KIDS FIRST! created a first annual "search" campaign to find 5 kids, nationwide to become official KIDS FIRST! Film Critics. The winners will serve for one year and will be sent to Red Carpet Events and advance screenings; they will interview celebrities on and off the Red Carpet; they will write reviews and blogs about upcoming film and DVD releases.
To learn more about KIDS FIRST! Please visit www.kidsfirst.org
To become a juror: http://www.kidsfirst.org/become-a-juror/
Contact Information for Kids First!
Lauren Longworth, Jury Manager
112 W. San Francisco St. Suite 305A Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Ph: 505.989.8076 Fax: 505.986.8477
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