Method and Mission Statement
Productive Playhouse was founded on the idea that children’s programming could teach complex subjects in funny, entertaining ways. Parents should be able to offer their children serious learning, and fun enjoyable entertainment all in one! Writer/directors Harry Ralston and Tamara Stern began aligning with top children’s educators in several disciplines to develop series that offered deeper learning and skill building hidden in inventive visuals, stories and fun.
The company’s first reading series, Your Child Can Read, established this Productive Playhouse model of implementing a top expert’s teaching methodology into a series of fun playful episodes. Further series created explored other subjects, including counting, shapes and geometry, music and color theory, all delivered though songs, animated characters and PP’s resident bookworm puppet, Benji! New projects in development expand on the company approach to include a foreign language series for kids, a more-effective story-based exercise program to combat childhood obesity, a highly practical parenting how-to series, and a new therapeutic series for Autistic young adults. Our entertainment programming is focused on making kids laugh, and then learn a little bit about their world, in the same spirit that Bugs Bunny and Dr. Suess taught them.