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`My Daisy Days Blazes Entertainment, Education Trail: New Children’s DVD Series Boosts Pre-school Learning and Literacy


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 8, 2009

Through the adventures of a live basset hound named Daisy, a group of longtime filmmakers, including one of the executive producers of ‘Lost’, Jean Higgins, are blazing a new trail in childrens educational entertainment. ‘My Daisy Days’, the new early childhood educational DVD series boosts pre-school learning, fosters interaction with caregivers

The DVD series for toddlers employs a pared-down story-selling sensibility that marks a fundamental–and fundamentally sound–shift in children’s educational entertainment.

Featuring original music scores, the movies average about 10 minutes inlength and are best suited for children between 1 and 5 years old. Caregivers and children follow DAisy through a series of adventures with titles sucj as Daisy Goes To The County Fair, Daisy Learns The ABCs and Daisy Goes to the Fire Station, Daisy Counts to 10 and Daisy Goes to the Zoo.

‘My Daisy Days’ is the result of in-depth consultation with experts in children’s education at every stage of development. In addition, the DVDs have won endorsements from a number of early-childhood teachers and industry leaders.To ensure an educationally enriching experience,

Too often we dont let kids know that their ideas are worth being said and are worth being heard, said Gloria Needlman, an early-childhood expert and consultant to the production.

The series of short films employs a less is more story-telling sensibility

Absent from `My Daisy Days are the bright colors, constant activity, and syrupy voices that make many educational videos so overwhelming to young children and so irritating to adults, said Dr. Robert Needlman, an associate professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and co-author of Dr. Spocks Baby and Child Care.

One of Gloria Needlmans own children, he said he likes the stories for what they contain, and for what they leave out.

The stories are in outline only, leaving room for a child and adult to narrate, speculate, and create the details together, said Robert Needlman. This video is a developmentally appropriate tool that supports childrens literacy.

My Daisy Days traces its roots to a conversation between veteran film makers Mary Murphy and her brother, Don Carlson.

Members of a third-generation movie industry family from Chicago, the two had just wrapped up work on a commercial project when Carlson bemoaned the lack of live-action quality programming for his two children.

Their sister, DruAnn, also a filmmaker, had adopted a dog named Daisy from a shelter in the Chicago area. Daisy was a magnet for children at family gatherings and just about any place she traveled.

We should just film Daisy in her everyday life, Murphy suggested. The idea soon took shape, and filming was done during the summer and winter at a variety of Chicago-area locations.

It was just really wonderful to be able to take two cameraman and a dog and go shoot in beautiful Chicago, said Murphy.

Its so Norman Rockwellian, added Carlson. This is America, a normal life, and quite an enjoyable life, too.

The project received a significant boost when Jean Higgins, an award-winning producer, signed on as executive producer to the project.

Higgins has worked on dozens of major films and television shows, and is currently an executive producer of Lost, the top-rated television series currently in its sixth season. Together they formed My Daisy Days, Inc. to produce the Daisy series.

The film business can be rough, and I have been very lucky, Higgins said. The way I was raised, when youre lucky, and even when you are not, you need to give back. I wish I had My Daisy Days to watch with my pre-school son when he was growing up.

Each features original music scores created by Scott Higgins, Jeans brother.

The cinematography is beautifully shot by Carlson and his brother, fellow camera operator Rob Carlson. Much of the story is told, literally, from the dogs point of view.

But the productions may be most notable for what they do not include: dialogue.

It is designed to be minimalistic to allow for imagination and conversation, said Higgins. Its entertaining and educational, and a pleasant experience for adults as well.

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Like the best books for young children, they create a scaffold for the joint story-telling constructions of children and their parents, said Robert Needlman. These productions manifest a profound understanding of how children observe and understand the world.

The initial launch features three early learning DVD s, each of which contains three segments that chronicle Daisy the dogs adventures. Each DVD retails for $ 14.95. The 3-set series is priced at $ 39.95.

The shows in the Daisy lineup are:

Volume One: Daisy Goes To The County Fair, Daisy Learns The ABCs and Daisy Goes On A Boat Ride.

Volume Two: Daisy Goes to the Fire Station, Daisy Counts to 10 and Daisy Goes to the Park.

Volume Three: Daisy Goes to the Zoo, Daisy Watches Big Trucks and Daisys Winter Playdate.

All are aligned with the My Daisy Days mission: to nurture the joy of learning through educational live-action entertainment that fosters creative interaction between pre-school children and adults.

We are passionate about helping people recognize and appreciate the joy that goes hand in hand with learning, Higgins said. If you want to learn, youll never be left behind.

My Daisy Days, Inc. is donating 5 percent of every DVD sale to the Starlight Childrens Foundation.. My Daisy Days, Inc., recently donated 400 DVDs to Starlgiht’s network of hospitals nationwide.

Starlight helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

My Daisy Days is available for purchase and your enjoyment at http://www.mydaisydays.com/

Contact Mary Murphy at 866-362-2833 for more information about ‘My Daisy Days” the best in pre-school education entertainment

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‘My Daisy Days’ Donates Early Learning & Literacy DVDs to over 400 Children’s Hospitals Nationwide


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 10, 2009

As the year-end holidays approach, a labor of love by a group of longtime filmmakers is helping to brighten the lives of families served by the Starlight Childrens Foundation. Over 400 of the hospitals Starlight works with will receive the My Daisy Days Early Childhood Learning DVD series to share with young children and toddlers.

My Daisy Days, follows the adventures of a live basset hound named Daisy. The nine episodes blaze a new trail in childrens educational entertainment. With no dialogue whatsoever, the series employs a less is more story-telling sensibility help toddlers and pres-school children with literacy and learning.

My Daisy Days, Inc. currently donates 5 percent of every DVD sale to the Starlight Children’s Foundation as it helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Jean Higgins, who is an executive producer of Lost” and the executive producer of My Daisy Days said supporting Starlight was an easy decision. She has known the founder, Peter Samuelson, for many years and the creative team, from the projects inception, unanimously endorsed supporting the organizations efforts.

Anyone who hears the story behind the making of My Daisy Days knows that its a project with heart, and focused on serving the needs of children and families, said Higgins. Its in perfect alignment with the Starlight Childrens Foundation.

Throughout the coming months Daisy will embark on a celebrity tour across the country. She will visit children in hospitals and other venues, promoting literacy, spreading her affection and signing paw-print autographs.

My Daisy Days mission: to nurture the joy of learning through educational live-action entertainment that fosters creative interaction between pre-school children and adults.

To ensure an educationally enriching experience, My Daisy Days, Inc. has consulted with experts in yound childrens education at every stage of development. In addition, the DVDs have won endorsements from a number of early-childhood teachers and industry leaders.

Gloria Needlman, an early-education expert and consultant to My Daisy Days, said the films create a literacy experience.

By viewing these delightful adventures together, adults and children engage in a literacy-enhancing process, said Needlman. With simple suggestions, such as telling a child to pretend he or she is Daisy, children can create and dictate their stories based on the beautiful real visuals.

Once written, these stories can be read over and over, creating a childs original library collection, Needlman continued. In this literacy enhancing process a young child uses speaking, writing, listening and readingfour components for literacy development.

The website for My Daisy Days features extensive activities, resources and recommendations that empower adults to expand those literacy elements.

The material encourages dramatization, dramatic play and pretend reading, all of which are vital in the development of comprehension and critical thinking, said Needlman.

Absent from `My Daisy Days are the bright colors, constant activity, and syrupy voices that make many educational videos so overwhelming to young children and so irritating to adults, said Dr. Robert Needlman, an associate professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University and co-author of Dr. Spocks Baby and Child Care. .

The stories are in outline only, leaving room for a child and adult to narrate, speculate, and create the details together, said Robert Needlman. This video is a developmentally appropriate tool that supports childrens literacy.

With an eye toward a global audienceremember, there is no dialoguethe My Daisy Days team has expanded the website to include a Spanish-language pre-school learning DVD option.

For more information about “My Daisy Days” contact Mary Murphy at 866-363-2833

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