We’re excited! Disney Interactive and Rosetta Stone have joined forces to promote the value of learning languages for our kids!
Together they have launched a new online original series, it’s a small world: the animated series inspired by the iconic Disney Parks attraction that’s always a must-do during our visits to the parks. Premiering on Disney.com, Disney’s YouTube network and across Disney’s connected TV apps, the new series does a fabulous job at taking the multicultural and multilingual experience of the attraction online for our generation of kids.
Sponsored exclusively by Rosetta Stone and their new language learning apps for kids (our review here), the eight episode series introduces families to unique words and customs from around the world. Our kids will get to join a group of children from different countries across the globe to explore new lands in a digital narrative brought to life through animation inspired by Disney artist Mary Blair’s original designs for the popular theme park attraction.
Beautifully done, in short 4 minute webisodes, we wholeheartedly celebrate that the theme of it’s a small world: the animated series centers around introducing the concept of learning languages and cultures to understand each other better.
The first webisode finds the children at the British Museum of Art and touches upon subjects like how using the same word, like “football,” can mean different things in different languages and that some words can sound similar in different languages and can cause mix ups. Oh, how we know about that! A topic near and dear to us parents raising bilingual kids!
To view the first three episodes of it’s a small world: the animated series visit disney.com/smallworld or watch the first episode below.
¡Cuéntanos! Did you like it? We’ve been working hard for years advocating with media, apps creators and toy companies to create more products for bilingual and multilingual children and that celebrate diversity. They DO want and need to hear from you, so please share in the comments section so they know we want more of these quality shows for our kids. ¡Gracias!