Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2011
Today's preschoolers, who have been playing with Mom and Dad's iPhones and laptops since nearly day one, need more interactivity to keep their attention. As parents gear up to prepare their little ones for kindergarten, they are turning to The Adventures of Scuba Jack, a series of entertaining and educational TV shows, DVDs and a website designed for children ages two to six.
The Adventures of Scuba Jack can now be seen on approximately 150 local and regional cable channels across the United States as well as on networks in Canada, New Zealand and Australia, bringing their viewership to around 4 million people. Parents and preschool aged children love Scuba Jack. Preschoolers love the fun and exciting adventures and antics of the main characters, and parents love the educational content of each program.
"My favorite part of the Adventures of Scuba Jack is that it is interactive and engaging," said homeschooling mom and SimplyStacie.net Mommy Blogger, Stacie Vaughan. "With three children in preschool and kindergarten, I am always keeping my eye out for high-quality learning materials. And I love that I can download free learning activities and crafts that support the lessons presented in the shows."
The Adventures of Scuba Jack brings a much needed, fresh cast of characters to a preschool education landscape that has been dominated for years by a purple dino, yellow bird and explorer girl. AND, every episode is supported with more than 20 pages of free downloadable learning activities. This is important because today's family is online - in 2010 more than 77 percent of Americans use broadband - and parents are looking for educational channels to plug their kids into.
"Parents expect and need convenient, online support to the educational stimulation they provide for their children," said Beth Costanzo, Founder of the highly acclaimed preschool Majestic Harbor School in Gloucester, MA and the creator and CEO of The Adventures of Scuba Jack. "With The Adventures of Scuba Jack, the downloadable activities extend and enhance the lessons in each episode as well as introduce and reinforce basic preschool skills, including: number and letter recognition, writing, math, shape and color recognition, patterns, sequencing and much more."
In each episode, children are taken on exciting adventures by their tour guide, Scuba Jack and his friends: Paco the pelican and Professor Galaxy. During these fun-filled adventures, the natural environment and its inhabitants are studied, moral values are taught and skills critical to a successful start in kindergarten are introduced. The concepts from each episode are reinforced with the activities available for download at http://www.adventuresofscubajack.com. This method of teaching mimics the preschool classroom where children are thinking and writing, painting and coloring, cutting and gluing. With The Adventures of Scuba Jack, children are having fun, creating and most importantly, learning.
About The Adventures of Scuba Jack: Launched in 2010 by early childhood development specialist and preschool teacher, Beth Costanzo, The Adventures of Scuba Jack is a series of educational TV shows and DVDs that bring a fresh cast of characters to the educational video arena. Set in a quaint New England fishing village inhabited by exciting and colorful characters, every episode teaches children a new letter of the alphabet, basic words in Spanish, and valuable scholastic and social lessons. Picking up where traditional learning shows leave off, The Adventures of Scuba Jack continues the lesson online with 20 pages of free, downloadable learning activities that teach morals and critical thinking skills that will support a successful start in Kindergarten.