June 2, 2011—Boston, MA— Six Red Marbles’ entire suite of online multi-media learning programs – Juba™, a whole-brain learning exploration for young learners; Waza™, an interactive math readiness adventure; and Cabanga™, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math – have each received a Tillywig Brain Child Award, honoring products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning.
The Tillywig Awards recognize products that inspire creativity, actively fuel the imagination, encourage new ways of thinking, promote motor skills development, have superior product design, and remain fun and engaging even after the first use. Testers of different ages and backgrounds evaluated each product.
“Part of the beauty of Waza,” says Tillywig” “is that it guides kids through basic mathematical concepts in such varied and engaging ways that the ideas are embraced and absorbed easily and naturally. To the learning child, it’s a game – and a fun one, at that. It would be next to impossible to teach so creatively and effectively solely in the physical realm.”
Tillywig described Juba as “an extraordinarily well-designed online learning program” that provides “a perfect blend of engaging, educational fun!” Cabanga received praise as an “outstanding educational program” that produces “a strong sense of the real world value of math and its practical applications.”
Six Red Marbles developed their learning programs based on the company’s own Natural Learning Approach™, built on four pillars: the latest neuroscientific research on how kids learn best; Tribal Pedagogy, grounded in learning by necessity, imitation, and story-telling; creativity; and an interactive online 24/7 delivery. The approach—which is sensitive to why we learn, what we learn, when we learn, how we learn, and where we learn—creates fun learning environments that inspire kids and put them on personal paths to success.
“We have worked exceptionally hard to create learning programs that reach and inspire children in ways other programs don’t,” says Sarah White, President and Founder of Six Red Marbles. “We are thrilled that the judges recognized the unique value of our programs in helping young people learn.”
Earlier this year each program won a BESSIE Award, honoring innovative and content-rich technology programs and websites that foster educational excellence. Juba won the Early Learning Pre-Literacy Website Award, Waza the Early Learning Math Website Award, and Cabanga the Middle School Interactive Math Game Website Award.
The programs also received The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. They were recognized for superior design and quality, desirability, and interactive stimulation. Cabanga was highlighted as “a stroke of genius” and “without a doubt one of the most ingenious, cool and fun ways to learn math.” Waza’s main character stood out with “such a great variety of facial expressions that kids absolutely loved spending time with him.” Juba was recognized as “a marvelous example of what happens when truly committed, creative minds get together to create a fun and interactive website for young children.”
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the early childhood through higher education market. With roots dating back more than 90 years, the company has developed thousands of creative, effective multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson. The company released its own learning programs—Juba, Waza, and Cabanga—in 2010. For more information visit http://www.sixredmarbles.com.