Monday, October 6, 2014

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Maya & Miguel on iTunes! FREE Episode + Enter #Win a Fun Prize Pack Now! #Giveaway

Disclosure: In exchange for hosting this giveaway, the vendor provided me with the same prize pack for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Pioneering Series from Scholastic,
Maya & Miguel, Celebrates 10th Anniversary With iTunes Debut!

Six Volume Launch Helps Mark National Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you hear?  iTunes and Scholastic Media are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by offering the complete Maya & Miguel: Vol. 1 for the first time?  From now until October 13th, you can head on over to iTunes and download all 65 episodes, as well as a FREE special episode called "Mala Suerte" -- English translation, Bad Luck, to view with your child.
As you may recall, my husband is from El Salvador and speaks Spanish, as does his family.  So, in order for my girls to communicate with their grandmother they are learning to speak Spanish.  With the help of television shows like Maya & Miguel, they can practice words and phrases that my husband teaches them.  Unlike their mom who took 9 years of Spanish in school, they are much better speakers of Spanish than I and are quickly absorbing what my husband is teaching them and new words they hear on shows like Maya & Miguel.
This past weekend, I downloaded the special "Mala Suerte" episode for my husband to watch with them.  I lost track of how many times the girls sat through the episode, but they kept telling me it was great, before watching again.  In addition to this special FREE episode, I also took advantage of iTunes now carrying this wonderful award-winning show, and downloaded additional episodes of the complete series, which includes 65 episodes in total.  Now, whenever my husband is looking for something fun to do with the girls, they can grab the iPad and watch one of these episodes together, and then following up with a Spanish lesson.
Do you have children who are fans of Maya & Miguel, want to introduce your child to the Spanish language, or have a Hispanic heritage you want to celebrate?  Then, why not head on over to iTunes today or before October 13th and download the FREE "Mala Suerte" episode, in addition to some of the other 65 other educational episodes from this award-winning show?  
I still can't get over how excited the girls get about learning Spanish, and how shows like this one let them celebrate their Hispanic heritage and feel proud to be part Latina.
"¡Feliz cumpleaƱos!" To celebrate its exciting 10th anniversary milestone, Scholastic Media’s award-winning TV series, Maya & Miguel, makes its debut on iTunes – just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). For the very first time, all 65 episodes of the energetic animated adventures of 10-year-old twins Maya and Miguel Santos are now available for download on iTunes in a collection featuring six volumes for hours of hilarious entertainment – and multicultural learning – anytime, anywhere! In addition, fans can download a very special episode from Maya & Miguel: Vol. 1, “Mala Suerte,” for free until October 13.
Maya & Miguel, Vol. 1
“For more than a decade, young viewers, particularly English language learners, have strongly connected with Maya & Miguel, and we’re delighted to introduce even more kids and families to the spirited sibling stars and their engaging escapades with the upcoming launch on iTunes,” said Deborah A. Forte, President, Scholastic Media and executive producer and creator of the show. “Maya & Miguel was a groundbreaking success when it first premiered in 2004 and the show, with its emphasis on the importance of multiculturalism, friendship and family, remains just as relevant with today’s children and parents.”

As the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to increase – Census Bureau data released in June estimates the numbers have grown to 54 million as of July 1, 2013 – it is more important than ever that all children see themselves and their cultures represented in the media.  The long-running Maya & Miguel TV series, airing on PBS KIDS (check local listings), chronicles the exuberant exploits of the dynamic duo, Maya and Miguel, along with their relatives and friends, set against the backdrop of a culturally-rich neighborhood. Showcasing a positive portrayal of Latino family life, language and cultures, the series aims to promote the value of a diverse society while supporting English language learning.

In addition to iTunes, episodes of Maya & Miguel are available for digital download in the LeapFrog App Center."

Thanks to the kind folks at Scholastic Media, one lucky reader will win a fun Maya & Miguel Prize pack, which will include a “Spanish First Words” book,  additional Maya & Miguel title and awesome temporary tattoos.  We were recently sent the same prize pack up for grabs, and the girls couldn't get enough of the tattoos, and have been enjoying snuggling up next to my husband as they practice words from the "Spanish First Words" book.
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About Scholastic Media
Scholastic Media, the entertainment and media division of Scholastic, is a leading producer of quality, family-oriented content across multiple platforms, including film, television, video, mobile and web, and a major developer and marketer of children’s brands worldwide. Among its award-winning and top-rated television productions are the animated series WordGirl®Clifford the Big Red Dog®The Magic School Bus®, and I SPY™ as well as the live-action shows Goosebumps® and Animorphs®. Soup2Nuts, a division of Scholastic Media, serves as its digital animation studio and offers full in-house production services, including the development of original series, writing, recording, music composing, design, storyboards, animation, and post-production. 

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Disclosure: In exchange for hosting this giveaway, the vendor provided me with the same prize pack for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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