Animation knows no borders. It is a universal language that is immediately accessible to children, tweens, and teens worldwide. Animated characters help young people identify with the message in the story and apply it to their own lives. This makes animation a powerful teaching and learning tool. We believe that animation is the most effective tool to teach children, tweens, and teens the skills needed to live happy, healthy, and successful lives.
"Out of all the bullying PSAs I've seen, I really think this one takes the cake. It actually accurately portrays how teenagers act and doesn't talk down to us or cartoonishly exaggerate what's happening...This is insanely real and I commend the people who made this.”
– Comment on “Are You Okay?” on YouTube
“Sometimes my students don’t listen to me but, they always listen to the animated character named Maria! If she says blueberries are a superfood and good for you, my students trust her and want to eat blueberries. No matter what.”
– Janelle Vargo, Intervention Specialist, Pre-K-4th Grade
"With Story Maker® the students will keep working and working on their writing. It is the first time I have seen students look at their writing and say: 'Nope, it's not ready yet; it's not good enough. I need to write it again.’"
– Tammy Jones, Principal Riverview Elementary, Snohomisch School District
“Because the Protect Yourself Rules videos are so clear, it makes it easier for me to speak clearly when I have teachers that are fearful about discussing personal safety.”
--Caroline Kim, Elementary Educator
"It was incredibly powerful for me to discover how animated stories make the 16 Habits come alive for students and how the animated characters have the power to inspire all children with learning experiences they can relate to."
– Dr. Bena Kallick, co-founder and director Institute for Habits of Mind