UPDATE: our project on the web!
Some of our favorite mommy and daddy bloggers have featured our project: check it out!
Over the past 5 years, Little Pim has loved helping young children learn their first words in a second language. Now we're getting ready to send our beloved panda teacher, Little Pim, on a special holiday adventure! We want to make a holiday ebook that gets kids excited about discovering new cultures by introducing them to holiday traditions all over the world.
As an independent company, we often don't have budget to make everything we would want to. We've been wanting to make this holiday ebook for a long time; we think it's important for us to expand our language program to include some cultural enrichment, but we simply don't have the budget.
In the ebook, Little Pim will visit his friends in Mexico, China, France, and Brazil. In each country, he will learn about local holiday traditions and sample holiday treats. Kids will learn new words in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Portuguese along the way. Our talented illustrator will create colorful, eye-catching snapshots of each country and incorporate real photos of famous landmarks. Check out Little Pim visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico! (And be sure to check our updates for more illustration previews...)
Kids relate to Little Pim because he’s filled with curiosity and wonder – just like they are. Just as learning a second language at a young age fosters curiosity and empathy, so does early exposure to other cultures. If you're as excited as we are about raising the next generation of global citizens, now's your chance to show it!
Where will your dollars go?
Your pledges will enable us to:
- commission high-quality, detailed illustrations
- hire professional ebook developers
- work with a top-tier story editor from Disney and Scholastic
- work with language advisors on foreign language vocabulary
- complete the ebook in time for holiday gift-giving!
What's in the rewards?
Any of the rewards would make great holiday gifts for the kids in your lives!
First of all, we plan to thank each and every contributor to our Kickstarter on the final page of the ebook. Most of you will probably also receive a copy of the ebook in time for the holidays.
Here's a breakdown of what's in the rewards:
And a little more information to boot...
Music CD: To date, Little Pim has released two fun filled music CDs – French Bop and Spanish Bop – that include original songs by Milkshake. Your reward could include a download of the CD of your choice! (Included in: The Window Seat, The Upgrade, and The Fast Track.)
Little Pim Plush: This adorable 8" panda is soft and huggable. (Included in: The Extra Leg Room)
Little Pim Videos: Videos are our bread and butter here at Little Pim. Plenty of our rewards include downloads of our award-winning video series in the language of your choice.
Board Books: The original Little Pim books! These interactive board books are full of colorful illutrations, pull tabs, and flaps. (Included in: The Frequent Flier and The Jetsetter.)
Risks and challenges
We feel that it is important to ensure that all of the stories we tell are accurate and culturally sensitive, so we are working with a team of advisors and language consultants to confirm all of our research.
As is the case with any project that has multiple moving parts, there are some obstacles we may not be able to foresee. Should we encounter a delay in production, we will let you know and put forth our best effort to get back on track. We're confident in our ability to create this ebook on schedule because our creative team is made up of dependable folks we've worked with before.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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