Today’s children’s programming is light on education, heavy on advertising. Unfortunately, selling trumps teaching.
FACT – Only 1 in 8 kid’s educational programs meet high quality standards (1)
FACT – Only 1 in 4 were classified as minimally educational (2)
FACT – Advertisers spend $12 billion a year on ads targeting children (3)
FACT – TV execs told us that Rachel & the TreeSchoolers is “just too educational for children’s television”
Rachel & the TreeSchoolers incorporates the best elements of Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street to deliver a well-rounded preschool curriculum for ages 2-6. This new series:
The goal of Signing Time is to introduce ASL vocabulary to children. The goal of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers is to build on the proven teaching methods used in Signing Time to deliver a preschool curriculum. You’ll notice that in the TreeSchoolers shows, Rachel uses signs to support the teaching of key concepts.
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers is a great resource for your classroom or child care center! In fact, we’ve created a free PDF Activity Guide for each of the episodes to make it easy for you to bring the TreeSchooler experience to life in your classroom. Each guide is packed with activities, games, flash cards, and other printables. You can feel confident about using Rachel & the TreeSchoolers in your classroom because it:
Rachel Coleman is the Emmy-nominated host of signing Time. In TreeSchoolers, she plays the part of the preschool teacher. She’s like Mary Poppins meets Mr. Rogers – able to connect with and teach children of all ages. She’s created original songs that help children remember concepts for the rest of their lives (think School House Rock).