BrainPOP Launches Free Financial Literacy Movies and Activities, Illuminating Timely Topics for Kids, Their Teachers, and Their Parents

Leading Online Education Resource Offers Content Throughout Financial Literacy Month 

Spotlight: Financial Literacy

New York, April 2 – Whether from the anxious conversation of their parents or from the sobering news they hear on television or online, children are well-aware that our nation is facing a financial crisis. It may, however, be difficult for them to fully understand what’s happening or why it’s happening.

BrainPOP, the award-winning provider of online educational content to K-12 teachers, children, and their parents, offers an array of resources that can help foster discussion of timely topics. Throughout April – Financial Literacy Month – the company will provide free access to a collection of its web-delivered animated movies, quizzes, and activities, covering such topics as the stock market, banking, and mortgages (grades 3 and up), and money, goods, and services (grades K-3). BrainPOP’s Spotlight: Financial Literacy presents age-appropriate information in a voice children can relate to.

"Children may have questions about the current situation, and they may feel some anxiety about it. The best way to answer and reassure them is to talk about the issues at hand," said Avraham Kadar, M.D., BrainPOP’s founder and CEO. "Our movies help open the channels of communication, while teaching healthy financial habits for the future."

BrainPOP’s Spotlight: Financial Literacy (www.brainpop.com/spotlight/financialliteracy) is free through April 30. In addition, the company offers visitors the ability to easily embed the Spotlight’s content on their own web sites and blogs.

Contact:
Traci Kampel
Director of Communications, BrainPOP
212.689.9923, x319
tracik@brainpop.com


About BrainPOP
BrainPOP (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. We are also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom, and My BrainPOP, a tool that lets teachers create custom assessments and keep track of student learning. All resources are supported by our professional community, BrainPOP Educators. Mapped to the Common Core and aligned to academic standards, BrainPOP web sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our global sites host more than 17 million visits per month, and our mobile learning apps - downloaded millions of times - continually rank among the highest in the major app stores' education categories.