The Institute for Habits of Mind teamed up with Wonder Media to answer the question:
“How can we teach the 16 Habits of Mind to children for successful learning?”
Animation knows no borders. It is a universal language that is immediately accessible to kids of all ages. Animated characters help young people identify with the message in the story and apply it to their own lives. We believe that animation is the most effective tool to teach children and young adults the skills needed to live happy, healthy, and successful lives.
Wonder Media’s mission is to produce animated stories to connect at-risk youth with content that addresses hunger, emergency preparedness, social-emotional learning, critical thinking, autism, children with disabilities, the prevention of child sex abuse, the prevention of teen suicide, the eradication of sex trafficking, the perils that result from unprotected teenage sex, the dangers of substance abuse and providing guidance to children living in a home with an addicted adult.
Wonder Media was founded by Terry Thoren who left Hollywood 15 years ago to launch a mission to use animated stories to prevent childhood trauma. He is the former CEO of Klasky Csupo, Inc., the company that incubated the first 65 episodes of the Simpsons and produced Rugrats, the Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power and more.
The studio has produced animated lessons for the Global Institute for Habits of Mind, the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, the Cook Center for Human Connection, the Betty Ford Children’s Center, the Hero in You Foundation, the Gabe Alvarado Foundation, the NALC Food Drive, The Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of America and the Wyland Water Foundation.
Learn more at Habits of Mind Kids.