Nickelodeon’s top-ranked preschool SVOD service Noggin has bolstered its educational offerings with new Spanish-language content. Launched today, the dedicated “En Español” hub houses full-length library episodes of hit Nick series including PAW Patrol, Blue’s Clues, Bubble Guppies and Wonder Pets! in Spanish, and the platform’s first bilingual series Canticos — an award-winning nursery rhyme property aimed at babies.
Canticos celebrates Latino culture by bringing some of the most beloved Spanish-language nursery rhymes from all over the world to life through short-form animated videos. The songs currently featured on NOGGIN and Nickelodeon’s preschool digital platforms (NickJr.com, the Nick Jr. app and the Nick Jr. YouTube channel) are: “Los Pollitos/Little Chickies,” “Elefantitos/Little Elephants,” “La Araña Chiquitita (La Arañita)/Itsy Bitsy Spider,” “El Barquito Chiquitito/Little Teeny Tiny Boat” and “Sol Solecito/Little Sunny Sunshine.” More Canticos content will continue to roll out later this year.
The groundbreaking property is created by Susie Jaramillo, co-founder & CCO of Encantos Media Studios. The series, produced by award-winning animation studio Mercury Filmworks, is complemented by a slate of bilingual kids’ books and interactive apps, with a consumer products collection for infants and toddlers in development with Nickelodeon for launch in Spring 2019. Canticos is the only bilingual media targeting kids 5 and under. According to Encantos, recent research shows the benefits of bilingualism include better attention span and ability to multitask, increased educational performance and the offset of mental illness in old age
In the coming months, Noggin will debut the first seasons of the popular preschool series Wallykazam! and The Fresh Beat Band; new, interactive play-along videos from Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi; and a brand-new “Movie” hub featuring special episodes from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series.
The play-along videos allow preschoolers to engage with their favorite characters while touching and swiping their way through educational experiences in STEAM and social-emotional skills; Nick has launched 65 from top-performing episodes of Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi and Moose and Zee to date.