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SiriusXM Launches Exclusive Programming Featuring National Geographic Kids

Sirius XM Radio is launching a series of fun and engaging vignettes for young listeners, featuring content from National Geographic Kids, on January 14 on Kids Place Live, Channel 78.

The vignettes are based on National Geographic Kids books, including Are You Normal?, Amazing Animals, The 2013 National Geographic Kids Almanac, and Ultimate Weird but True. In this programming exclusively created for SiriusXM Kids Place, young listeners will hear fun facts and be introduced to the strange, wild, and wonderful world around them. The facts will air throughout the day, Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit www.siriusxm.com/kidsplacelive.

New Interactive Learning Village Unveiled

Created in collaboration with educators, parents, researchers, and child development experts, Curiosityville offers young children and their families playful learning. Curiosityville is the on and offline personalized play and learning world to be explored by children 3-8 and their parents.

In Curiosityville, children engage with six animated international characters, including Pablo the painter, Ruby the teacher, Joe the gadget guy, Rosie the scientist, Jack the policeman, and Olive the dancing chef.  Together, they encourage kids to explore, think creatively, and problem-solve.

The company has joined with several strategic partners, including National Geographic Kids, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and The Association of Children’s Museums. In addition to reading, math, science, and social studies, Curiosityville incorporates evidence-based standards linked to effective learning and life-long achievement.

This post was originally written by Lindsay Gordon and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.