Music: Popcorn Park, Six Pillars of Character
Six Pillars of Character

Livewire Media, an educational company, hired Rita to write 13 songs for POPCORN PARK, a series of 6 DVDs in both English and Spanish geared toward children grade K-5.

Written by David Elkind and Freddy Sweet, Ph.D., the DVDs entertain while helping teachers discuss core social values. They can also be used for discussion in English as a Second Language classes.

Video Excerpts:

"Respect / Respeto " (5.5 MB)Quicktime"Fairness / Justicia " (5.5 MB)Quicktime  
Rita's frequent creative collaborators, Lee Armstrong and Kamela Portuges of Images in Motion Media, created the puppets and designed the production for Livewire. You can learn more about them here:www.imagesmedia.com

"Leaders in the field of child and youth guidance, producers David Elkind and Freddy Sweet have created another winner with this lighthearted (but strong-minded) series that mixes realistic scenarios and solid ethics with kid-friendly humor and bouncy sing-along songs. Highly recommended."
-Randy Pitman, The Video Librarian

"The educational and entertaining content of this well-planned series makes it a must purchase for school media centers and public libraries."
-Carol Y. Barker, School Library Journal

  • KIDS FIRST! Endorsement - Coalition for Quality Children's Media
  • Distinguished Achievement Award - Association of Educational Publishers
  • Parents' Choice Award - Parents' Choice Foundation
  • Honors - National Parenting Publications Awards
  • Creative Excellence Award - U.S. International Film and Video Festival
  • 2004 Awards Portfolio Winner - Media & Methods Magazine


How to be a Fair Person :


These DVD videos are available from
Live Wire Media
1-800-359-KIDS (5437)

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