StoryBots Christmas Special Receives Common Sense Seal

A StoryBots Christmas has just received Common Sense Media’s prestigious Common Sense Seal, which honors programming that offers “exceptional media experiences for families to watch, talk about, and learn from together.”

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The honor puts the Emmy Award-winning holiday special in an elite class of select television programming that has been deemed “great for families” by Common Sense Media, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

In its five-starred review of A StoryBots Christmas, Common Sense called it a “dynamic and positive special [that] highlights the importance of sharing time with loved ones during the holidays.” The review also offers suggested discussion topics for viewing the special with kids.

A StoryBots Christmas and Ask the StoryBots are now streaming on Netflix.

Ask the StoryBots Named Peabody Award Finalist

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When it rains, it pours! On the heels of six Daytime Emmy Award nominations, Netflix’s Ask the StoryBots has today been named a finalist at the 76th Annual Peabody Awards.

One of media’s most prestigious honors, the Peabody Awards recognize “the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media” in the past year. Most impressively, from more than 1,200 total entries, Ask the StoryBots is one of only two finalists in the children’s programming category.

The 60 Peabody finalists – which include groundbreaking programming like OJ: Made in AmericaAtlantaStranger ThingsVeep and Beyonce’s Lemonade film – will be narrowed down to 30 winners, and all will be celebrated at a gala event in New York on May 20 (airing on PBS and Fusion on June 2).

The StoryBots team is beyond honored to be recognized alongside such innovative, brilliant and creative work! A full list of finalists is available here.

The StoryBots Heart Valentine’s Day!

Looking for ways to have some Valentine’s Day fun? The StoryBots have plenty of activities to help you celebrate the season of friendship and love, including a brand new activity book and new videos!

Check out this Valentine’s Day activity pack, all about the holiday — including recipes to make chocolate truffles and pink lemonade, heart-filled coloring pages, tips on a how-to make your valentine’s bag extra special, and valentines to customize for all your family and friends! This pack contains everything you need for a family-friendly Valentine’s Day. Download for free here!

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We’re kicking off a brand new series this Valentine’s Day in our Learning Videos app — Emotions! Appropriately enough, “Love’s Not Just a Word” is the first emotion covered in the series. Your kids can sing along as the StoryBots sing about joys of giving love freely. In addition, we’re also adding to our Body series with “Your Heart Has a Beat”.

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Download the Learning Videos app to watch all these lovely videos!