Animalitos Exploradores Premiers April 22

NWF Launches Animalitos Exploradores TV Show for Hispanic Preschoolers

04-20-2011 // Mary Burnette

Hispanic preschoolers and families will soar with eagles, greet the sun with meerkats, dive deep with dolphins and touch the sky with towering Redwoods when Animalitos Salvajes Exploradores (Wild Animal Baby Explorers), an exciting new series bounds, leaps and pounces onto the national Spanish network, Vme in its daily Vme Niños block 7:30am – 12:30pm (ET) and the 24/7 cable channel Vme Kids.

WAB Explorers Nov 2010

Just in time for Earth Day, Animalitos Salvajes Exploradores premieres on April 22nd as the first-ever Spanish TV offering for children from National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the nation’s largest member-supported conservation organization.;

Based on NWF’s multi-award-winning preschool magazine, “Wild Animal Baby,” the standout show comes to life with an irresistible combination of lovable 3D animated characters and stunning high-definition live-action footage.  Showing kids and their caregivers that that every backyard or neighborhood is a fertile playground for exploration, Animalitos Salvajes Exploradores, sweeps young viewers along on interactive explorations by land and by sea, teaching them about nature and creatures big and small – while fostering an enduring appreciation for the great outdoors. 

Vme’s young viewers join five lovable and intrepid wildlife characters, the “NSI” (or Natural Science Investigators) unit as they explore the natural world around them. Tied together with dynamic live-action interstitials that inspire young viewers to “be out there” Animalitos Salvajes Exploradores showcases real young children and families engaging in simple and easily executable outdoor activities that reinforce their appreciation of nature – whether they live in the country or the city.  

Sammy the Skunk of Wild Animal Baby TV

Animalitos Exploradores  fosters early nature exploration and helps preschoolers understand the world around them,” said Guillermo Sierra, senior vice president of programming at Vme. “By bringing Wild Animal Baby Explorers to Vme, we are able to expose young viewers to the beauties of the natural world and foster a respect for nature that lasts them a lifetime.”

Built on solid educational guidelines from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Animalitos Exploradores caters to preschoolers’ individual learning styles with a winning combination of entertaining, enlightening and age-appropriate content. 

Where to watch Vme -- In more than 40 markets, Vme is available free over-the-air, and on basic digital cable. Vme is also carried nationally via satellite in the basic and Hispanic packages of Dish Network and DirecTV. In some areas, Vme is available on Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse. View local channel information.

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