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Georgia Read More

Famous Georgia personalities read classic children's books.

Georgia Read More is a literacy program created by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Public Broadcasting, aimed at encouraging children to read. The program presents a video series of children's story books read by Georgian celebrities, authors and politicians, including President Jimmy Carter, Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and country singer Travis Tritt among others. Each book is presented in English, Spanish and subtitled versions.

Hey Wordy

Introduction to international languages and cultures.

HEY WORDY! delights children by combining education and entertainment to teach kids foreign words, phrases, and cultures through live action, animation, original songs, & magic. HEY WORDY! is Blue’s Clues meets Dr. Seuss with a foreign language learning twist. Dabblebee Dunn, the host of HEY WORDY!, is a quirky wizard, fun-loving inventor, and wordsmith. He inhabits a world up in the clouds where we encounter crazy contraptions, magical adventures, and whimsical animated characters. HEY WORDY! is designed to keep your children’s attention while teaching them useful words and phrases from around the world.

Irasshai

Emmy-award winning Japanese language and culture instruction for high school students.

Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals. The 138 Irasshai video lessons are introduced Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor. The lessons take students on a personal journey where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians. The website includes online video lessons and supplemental materials and activities. Textbook, workbooks and teachers' guides are available from Booksurge.com and Amazon.com.

Readeez

Introduction to phonics and sight words through song.

Catchy original songs, charming illustrations and a loving relationship between parent and child are hallmarks of the Readeez experience. A Readee is a short video that semi-magically teaches reading. The secret? The words you hear are the words you see. Readeez teach phonics and sight words in a natural, memorable, enjoyable way. They're learning disguised as smiling!

Salsa

Spanish language instruction for young learners.

SALSA is Georgia Public Broadcasting's award-winning Spanish language series for young learners in kindergarten through the third grade. Puppets in familiar stories, digital graphics and animation teach the language. There are 42 video lessons in the Salsa series. There are also fun interactive Salsa games for students to play. Instructors do not need to be certified to teach a foreign language or be familiar with Spanish in order to use Salsa. It can be used in the classroom and homeschools and by anyone interested in teaching young children to speak Spanish. Each video lesson is preceded by a staff development component that acquaints the instructor with the content and the objectives of the lesson, reviews all vocabulary words and demonstrates the correct pronunciation of all Spanish words included in the lesson. Play online at GPBKids.org.