Pacha’s Pajamas: Nutritious Entertainment
BALANCE Edutainment, a Bay Area-based EdTech/Mixed Reality firm, produces nutritious children’s entertainment that supports healthy social and emotional development. Our stories translate traditional earth-based worldviews into the language of today’s children. Our flagship is the award-winning multicultural, environmental story – Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature.
Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature is the Environmental Awakening story of a young Latina named Pacha. When Pacha goes to sleep, the plants and animals on her pajamas guide her on a dream adventure to learn more about herself and her connection to the natural world. The book teaches kids that we are all connected, we have everything we need within ourselves, and we can create the world we want to live in.
The book recently won Book of the Year from Creative Child Magazine and the Family Choice Award. The book, companion album, and app are Common Core and NGSS standardized for English Language Arts and Climate Change, respectively. The book is written for 3-7 graders (8-12 year olds) and the Lexile score is 990L. The album is enjoyed by all ages and has won nine awards.
Directing the free (and optional) Pacha Alive app over illustrations in the book brings them to life with short animations that increase engagement, story comprehension, and expressive vocabulary. Yet the book and soundtrack are fantastic and educational in of themselves.
The diverse voice over cast of the animations and the soundtrack feature celebrities such Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Lyrics Born, Talib Kweli, and Lester Chambers. The animations and the soundtrack also feature the Agape Youth Choir and 30 young independent artists between the ages of 9 and 16, as well as Ta’Kaiya Blaney as the first voice of Pacha.
More information on Pacha’s Pajamas can be found at http://pachaspajamas.com. For more information on BALANCE Edutainment, see http://balancededutainment.com. Our non-profit sister organization, Imagination Heals, brings transformational entertainment to under-served children and aims to catalyze a shift in the children’s entertainment industry towards healthy, nutritious entertainment.
Dave Room (aka Melia’s Papa)
Author of Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature (Published April 5, 2016)
CEO and Co-Founder, BALANCE Edutainment/Pacha’s Pajamas
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