Teaching our kids patriotism
Series promotes American exceptionalism
- Duration 3:41
- Date Feb 12, 2012
Series promotes American exceptionalism
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On the back of the story next guest got so fed up with the books kids were reading created his own line of children's digital books to teach them about American exceptional -- And patriots -- Yes disaster cherry -- spokesperson Allen Covert good morning to you -- morning good morning guys how -- we are doing good this are these are digital books and I've downloaded the cherry tree apple on in my that I am ready.
To -- show these books to the kids you can open one right up tell us first.
What you did not like about some of the books that you were seeing available for kids.
You know I just hit it wasn't what I didn't like it was what I didn't find.
You know there's just not a lot of books teaching about our country and kind of our history.
In -- in a foreign child -- way look.
When I was growing up the way the first time I ever heard about our constitution was watching Saturday cartoons.
And the first I've learned how a bill gets through congress by watching schoolhouse rock and I just felt that that kind of things were out there and you know if parents want to teach their kids about our country and a little bit about some of the ways they were raised that we wanted to be able to provide them.
Tool that they could use to do that.
But of course being involved who a lot of great Adam Sandler movies being in the entertainment industry for so long how important is it's trying to reach kids -- we just saw Apple's big education announcement a few weeks ago.
And digital textbooks trying to get kids to actually be engaged with this kind of material how important is that.
I think it's really important that's why one of the strong efforts we made west.
At at first we just wanted to make sure the kids are having fun and kind of peaking in their interest in learning.
You know my my daughter loves to read and if she finds a book she like she just keeps reading it again and again.
So I just figured we -- just figured why not have her while she's doing that learn about the pilgrims.
And my eighteen month old son walks up VIP -- pat pat.
Pat pat and he just wants open he loves the books -- open up these interactive book it's so easy and I have one here if we can should take this camera this is -- the T Rex.
So easy to just go through page by page.
Tell us how we can find these books and how easy it all it's.
Well right now we are available on the iPad the iPhone and on Amazon for the Kindle fire we're gonna expand all platforms eventually.
Just go to the App Store and put in cherry tree and it's the app -- free.
We offer the first text the T Rex book free.
And then every other book after that is to 99.
We have ten books available enough for different series.
-- -- -- text visits a lot of the landmark she goes to Cape Canaveral.
Oh that's special hops.
-- the good the bad and that probably half.
You know that that's a series of books -- the rabbits that protect the farmer all the animals' lives just kind of a little bit teaching kids about you know.
Hey there's these people that protect you and they're good guys and you should kind of honor them and Revere them.
And I think you just showed the money tree.
Yeah we wish we got our town USA in there we've got Eagles special hops right next to you accidentally showed spread our town USA is a series that kind of you know.
Fun stories to help kids learn a little bit about you know small town values and hard work in the money -- young son wants a toy.
And his mother says well you know money doesn't grow on trees.
Eight as -- where's it come from and so the next day she he goes to work -- -- father.
And he spends the day helping his father as -- that is auto shop -- learning a little bit about what his dad does and how is that earns money.
Alan great stuff this is great I mean.
People people -- on Hollywood all the time but here's here's somebody doing something great from that from that industry Alan great to see this morning you go check out these books the cherry tree series as well thanks -- Okay thanks for having me guys current project come.