It’s hard to overstate the importance of teachers because the impact they make on children can last a lifetime. They help prepare students for success, and the best ones really enjoy and have a passion for teaching.
While there is no comparison between what edutainment creative agencies do, and the invaluable contributions made by teachers, I’ve found that designing creative materials that contribute to making learning fun for kids is very rewarding and enjoyable.
A few favorite edutainment creative projects are:
Childrens’ products photoshoots. Although photoshoots of jewelry, figurines, beverages, or computer chips are always nice to do, there’s nothing quite like a photoshoot of a menagerie of stuffed animals to bring out the kid in all of us. Seeing art directors fluffing-up fur and styling plush, and looking through the camera lens to find cute furry faces staring back at you is very comical and always a lot of fun.
Designing kids advertising and packaging for adorable characters like Doc McStuffins and her delightful stuffed animal companions; super-silly characters Olaf and Sven from Frozen; and the world’s most beloved fairy – Tinker Bell, always make us smile.
In-school customized educational materials that teachers enjoy using as part of their curriculum are a pleasure to create. Developing colorful engaging design, unique games, activities and lesson plans to capture the kids’ attention and make learning fun for them is extremely fulfilling.
Parents guide and video featuring loveable characters Timon and Pumbaa from Disney’s Lion King. In a very entertaining manner the twosome helps parents teach young children about the importance of staying healthy by sharing advice, tips, songs, and fun activities. Even though the purpose of the materials is to teach kids to make good choices, we always seem to learn something new ourselves!
Creative agencies take all of their varied projects seriously, but by their very nature the children’s projects can really brighten up the day.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a photoshoot, packaging, website, ad, or educational materials—if it’s based on a kids’ product, we can’t help whistling while we work. Edutainment creative is not only enjoyable, we also find pleasure in knowing that these projects play a small role in helping children to learn and become successful—while simultaneously having fun.