Viacom Digital Studios International (VDSI) Americas is creating a new section for Nick Jr.’s edutainment app Noggin called Garden Academy(pictured). The new section includes 40 different learning modules led by a team of puppets.
Through the interactive video content, preschoolers in LatAm will be able to learn about animals, colors, numbers and other themes in English using a certified curriculum. The Noggin app is available throughout Latin America on the Google Play and Apple App stores and through local pay-tv, internet, mobile, and broadband providers in the region.
Garden Academy was created in partnership with the Ecuadorian chapter of Swiss Academy The Bénédict International Language School.
Noggin has been going through several changes in the last year, including acquiring early childhood learning platform Sparkler and installing its co-founder Kristen Kane as its new EVP to oversee integration of the two apps. It also revamped the platform to make it easier for kids to find content and improve discoverability. More recently, Noggin hired former Sesame Street exec Michael Levine as its new SVP of learning and impact, reporting to Kane.