Animation Company Helps Speech and Language Development in Children

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The children’s animation company, APA Animation Production Ltd, the creators of Sookie & Finn, has announced the release of two new DVDs; Sookie & Finn: Going to School and Sookie & Finn: At School, which build on the success of their first release. The company specializes in making educational films which develop young children’s speaking skills. They feature two lovable characters, Sookie and Finn, and place them in an everyday context that children can relate to.

Sookie and Finn: Talk With Us

Sookie and Finn: Talk With Us

The children’s animation company, APA Animation Production Ltd, the creators of Sookie & Finn, has announced the release of two new DVDs; Sookie & Finn: Going to School and Sookie & Finn: At School, which build on the success of their first release. The company specializes in making educational films which develop young children’s speaking skills. They feature two lovable characters, Sookie and Finn, and place them in an everyday context that children can relate to.

Their first release achieved a great deal of success. Customers appreciated it for the way in which it offered a subtle blend of education and entertainment. Sookie & Finn: Our Day DVD has been awarded the PAL Award for Best DVD to Build Language. It also won the Dr Toy award for Top 10 Audio/DVD products of 2011. The company has said that requests and feedback from their customers are what led them to create their two new DVD releases.

These will adopt the same premise as the original speech therapy DVD, using the characters Sookie and Finn to create every day, relatable situations for the child to learn from: on the road and in a school / nursery setting.

This learning experience is foremost concerned with the development of speech and language skills, and is built upon the latest research in the field of child speech therapy. Whilst the two new releases share this same underlying purpose, they also implement other educational lessons that are fundamental to a toddler’s development, such as sharing, waiting for their turn and dressing independently.

Pinar Alpay, the co-creator of Sookie & Finn, has said that like their first release, their two new products are characterised by “repetition, fun nursery rhymes, interaction and a pace that is not over stimulating for the child”. She also added “it is in this way that we seek to encode more educational lessons into our products, whilst keeping them entertaining and captivating for a young audience.”

The products are particularly geared towards parents want to speed up their child’s speech and language development or who have noticed a language delay in their children. The company’s product range offers a solution to expressive speech problems, whilst at the same time enhancing the child’s vocabulary.

Sookie & Finn products enhance baby vocabulary with the most relevant words that a child will need in his or her everyday life, be it at home, on the playground or at school / nursery. The films are being used effectively by speech therapists with young children that exhibit speech delays both during and outside therapy time. Parents use the DVD at home to supplement therapy or to gently ‘nudge’ their stubborn late talker.

In the future the company has commented that they wish to build on their preschool DVD and flashcard selection with tablet applications and dolls of the film’s main characters. Commenting on this, Pinar Alpay added, “like our two new releases, our future designs will set out to emulate the experience of our first product, keeping the child engaged and augmenting the level of interaction between the toddler and the characters.”

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