Imagine a little girl with a lot of thoughts in her head and no way to get them all out. Try as she might, she would get frustrated and give up until one day she learned a few signs. Suddenly, the whole world opened up for her.
One day, while flipping channels, we happened to find a show called Signing Time. The songs were catchy and the host was very inviting. She drew Josie in, and before you knew it, not only was she signing, but she was speaking.
Rachel Coleman, the creator of Signing Time, has a new project that I am so excited to share with you. While screen time for kids is increasing, educational content is decreasing. As a parent, I find this news to be very disheartening.
Rachel & The TreeSchoolers is based on a complete preschool curriculum which prepares children for kindergarten. This program actively engages children in learning through the use of signs, games, songs, and dance. Teaching multiple concepts simultaneously; for example, learning about weather, rhyming, and emotional intelligence all at once engages the child's mind and body, bringing forth a superior learning experience.
Within 10 minutes of the first episode, both Josie and Linus were dancing and signing along with Rachel. I cannot wait to introduce more episodes of Rachel & The TreeSchoolers to my children.
Not only will this show entertain your child with music and bright graphics, Rachel & The TreeSchoolers teaches your child 30+ facts and concepts per episode versus the 0 – 3 teachable items in today's average programming geared towards children.
When Rachel took the pilot episode to television executives, multiple studios turned it down because it was considered "too educational." I don't know about you, but I would choose a show that is considered too educational over mind numbing television any day.
Family funded programming
Rachel disagreed with the network executives. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. She took the show directly to families through Kickstarter. In less than 30 days, families funded 5 new episodes of Rachel and The Treeschoolers. Three new episodes are funding now.
Through Kickstarter, parents become partners in deciding which shows get made. There are opportunities to get involved in filming as well as interact with Rachel through Skype calls, postcards, pizza parties, and concerts.
As of now, Rachel has raised nearly $150,000 of her $200,000 goal and she only has a little more than 24 hours to do so.
Pledge today and help support this family funded program.