Created and Produced by Elkind+Sweet / Live Wire Media, this delightful video series teaches young children valuable lessons that will help them get along well, work out conflicts fairly and peacefully, and treat each other with respect. Funny, entertaining, and emotionally engaging, these videos combine puppetry, real children, music, and fanciful visual elements - a sure hit with young kids.
GREAT SONGS! GREAT STORIES! GREAT VALUES! GREAT PUPPETS!
In each episode, Groark, an affable, childlike dragon, gets into a tense situation with some of his friends. After he discusses the problem with his adult companion (ventriloquist Randel McGee) and a group of real elementary school children, he applies what he has learned and succeeds in bringing about a peaceful, positive resolution.
Each video in the series is approximately 28 minutes in length. A printable teaching guide is included on each DVD providing discussion questions, writing assignments, and fun group learning activities.
Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner
"A great violence prevention series for children was long overdue...with Groark the gap has been filled. Highly recommended. Editor's Choice."—Randy Pitman, Video Librarian
Awards & Reviews
Golden Eagle —CINE
Gold Award —Parents' Choice Foundation
Gold Apple Award —National Educational Media Network
What People Are Saying...
"This series is very effective for encouraging students to contribute to a group discussion. This series is bound to be a hit at your school."
—Denise Allen, Media Specialist - Union Hill Elementary, High Point, NC
"McGee is comfortable on camera, the script laces the realistic confrontations with humor and sparkling songs, and the children react spontaneously and credibly."
—Irene Wood, Booklist
"These programs on a timely topic will be a good addition to school library collections for use in classrooms or with individual students."
—Fay L. Matsunaga, Twombly Primary School, Fort Lupton, CO
"A great violence prevention series for children was long overdue...with Groark the gap has been filled. Highly recommended. Editor's Choice."
—Randy Pitman, Video Librarian