There are not enough portrayals of characters with special needs in cartoons, games or books for young children. I am very pleased that Cackleberries is helping fill those gaps.
Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
The publishing team at Cackleberries Entertainment has just released its second book on Amazon Kindle that features, Charitee—Cackleberries’ ambassador for Variety International the Children’s Charity.
Charitee lives in a virtual Variety House in the animated world of Oville. In Variety House, players can learn about special needs and play brain building games that help Charitee solve a problem, as well do activities that teach them valuable life skills such as the American Sign Language alphabet.
In Finding Snoggler, the youngest Cackleberry in Oville breaks the “buddy rule” and wanders off without telling anyone where he is going. The grownups are busy and cannot lead the search for Snoggler, so it is seven-year-old, physically challenged Charitee who takes charge of the hunt for the missing child.
The missing Cackleberry is upstairs in Charitee’s house—the only animated Variety House on the Web—reading pamphlets that teach children the appropriate vocabulary for talking about individuals who are deaf, blind, mute, and physically challenged. Snoggler’s curiosity gets the better of him and he asks Charitee why she is in a wheel chair and if it bothers her to be physically challenged.
As Charitee replies to Snoggler, “No way! You hop. I roll. It doesn’t matter how we get around!” This is a positive message for children to hear—getting around in a wheel chair is no big deal.
Children, parents and educators will find this book to be a valuable teaching aid that affirms a child’s natural curiosity as it teaches polite, respectful language for talking to people with special needs. Finding Snoggler, along with Cackleberries’ early reader, Different and the Same, as well as Oville’s educational Variety House are innovative ways that the company helps support the mission of Variety International, the Children’s Charity.
Cackleberries CEO, Eronne Foster, said, “There are not enough portrayals of characters with special needs in cartoons, games or books for young children. I am very pleased that Cackleberries is helping fill those gaps.”
When asked what is next for the company, Foster said, “A Hall of Heroes in Charitee’s house is our next major project for our Variety partnership. We are using questions posed by preschoolers to show Charitee interviewing some of Canada’s most recognizable special needs celebrities.”
To purchase a copy of Finding Snoggler, please visit Amazon Kindle. To get a free membership to Oville that includes access to Variety House along with a host of learning games, music, activities, and books, please go to http://www.cackleberries.com. To keep up with Oville’s latest educational games, books, music, and cartoons, follow Cackleberries’ Facebook page.
Cackleberries is a children’s edutainment (entertainment and education) company offering “education you can trust” through an online English Second Language School, animation, toys, games, music and more. Most importantly Cackleberries introduces young children, three to seven, to online education with a dedication to keeping them safe. Cackleberries protects children from the internet with the latest technology, provides family-friendly content, and never advertises to children. The living virtual world of Oville is a place for children to learn and play in a guaranteed safe environment.