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Go snowboarding with Molly and Auntie Midge!
Learn cool new tricks using videos and books, and practice your moves in the Freestyle area in out latest game for Molly of Denali.
Our snowboarding adviser for this game was Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, an Olympic snowboarder and the first Alaska Native to make an Olympic team.
Go Team Molly!
Our award-winning Molly of Denali app now features our two newest games, Alaskan Adventure where players can explore local wildlife and help Molly take pictures for her vlog and Veggiezilla where players can grow vegetables in the garden!
This app is the 2020 Winner of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media award from the American Library Association.
WGBH has been recognized with three George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting in 2019, including the prestigious Institutional Award for the documentary series FRONTLINE. WGBH’s Children’s Media and Education team was honored for the children’s program Molly of Denali and FRONTLINE was also recognized for the Academy Award-nominated documentary For Sama.
“The distinguished Peabody Awards reflect the highest standards of broadcast and digital media that bring to light the issues that matter today,” said WGBH president and CEO Jon Abbott. “This recognition of both FRONTLINE and Molly of Denali is a testament to the important work of these teams, committed to representing a diversity of voices and exploring critical topics that might otherwise go overlooked.”
Each year, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors honors the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio and digital media. Peabody Awards are bestowed upon a curated collection of stories that capture society’s most important issues. Sixty nominees were selected from approximately 1,300 entries from television, radio/podcasts, and the web in entertainment, news, documentary, children’s and public service programming. Thirty of these entries were honored with a Peabody award.
The WGBH’s Children’s Media and Education team was honored for MOLLY OF DENALI, the first nationally distributed children’s series with an Alaska Native lead character. The action-adventure comedy follows resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, who helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in interior Alaska. She and her friends explore the epic surroundings and rich Native culture that is home. Like many kids today, Molly is conversant with all forms of technology and has a vlog where she shares her discoveries with others.
“Molly of Denali’s animated series, podcast and games have been embraced by audiences everywhere,” said Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim. “We are grateful to the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors for this honor, which is shared with the entire team that brought Molly and her family, friends, and community to life.”
Over 60 Indigenous writers, advisors, producers and musicians are involved across the production, which is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop informational text skills through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities.
”The stories we tell through Molly of Denali are a reflection of the heart and values of Alaska Native peoples — our truths, our histories, and our experience,“ said Creative Producer Princess Daazhraii Johnson. “For the first time, our children are able to experience the joy in seeing themselves reflected in a positive light and this is why representation truly matters.”
The Molly of Denali digital team is excited to announce the launch of two new games!
In these new games, you can travel by plane to different habitats in Alaska to take photos of the the animals you see to add them to a journal, and you can grow lots of giant vegetables in Trini’s garden–and maybe win first prize at the Alaska State Fair!
The games are currently available on the Molly website, and will roll-out to the Molly of Denali app and PBS KIDS Games App soon!
The talented team that made these games and the new website features includes Becca, Nolan, Amelia, Kit, Eric, Mike, Melissa, Bill, Sienna, and Elizabeth.
The American Library Association today announced the 2020 Youth Media Award winners.
The 2020 Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award winner is Molly of Denali. This award is given to a digital media producer that has created distinguished digital media for an early learning audience.
As Molly would say, “Gwinzii! That’s awesome!”
DATE: Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: The Expo is free and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP online to gain entry
Get ready for adventure with Molly of Denali from PBS KIDS! In this free app, kids ages 4-8 can explore places in Molly’s Alaskan village, Qyah, and its forests, lakes, and wildlife.
Go on dog sledding missions, fish, create beading projects or help run the Denali Trading Post while using familiar texts such as books, diagrams, and captioned photos to gain information to help them solve problems, accomplish tasks, and help Molly’s friends and family!
Explore Qyah with Molly, Tooey, Trini and more. The educational games help kids learn about nature, Alaskan culture and more through mini games and interactive activities.
The educational games in the Molly of Denali app are designed to support foundational literacy skills.
MOLLY OF DENALI FEATURES:
TEACHING GAMES FOR KIDS
• Crafting Alaskan Native beadwork
• Fishing games
• Dog sledding games
• Virtual village trading post
EXPLORATION AND EDUCATION
• Blueberry picking for Molly’s dad
• Snowball fights with Trini and Tooey
• Drumming with Grandpa Nat
• Viewing wildlife
• And more!
FUN LEARNING GAMES
• Kids from ages 4-8 can get a fun introduction to familiar informational texts and their features
• Learn vocabulary, reading field guides, recipes and maps
• Reading games with diagrams, indexes and captions
• Learn about dog sledding, sustainable fishing, traditional Alaska Native arts
EXPLORE A UNIQUE CULTURE
• Learn about Alaska Native values with a focus on community and traditions
• Language lessons for Alaska Native phrases (i.e. “Mahsi-choo!”)
Visit pbskids.org/molly for more Molly of Denali videos, games, and activities.
Molly of Denali™ Produced by WGBH Boston, Molly of Denali is an action-adventure comedy that follows the adventures of curious and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Molly of Denali is the first nationally distributed children’s series in the U.S. to feature an Alaska Native lead character.
Molly of Denali is designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop knowledge and skills for interacting with informational texts through video content, interactive games, and real-world activities. In each episode, Molly’s life and adventures are enhanced, illuminated, and broadened by using and creating a variety of informational texts, including books, online resources, field guides, historical archives, indigenous knowledge from elders, maps, charts, posters, photos, and more.
About PBS KIDS
Molly of Denali is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community.
We have published the MOLLY OF DENALI collection on PBS LearningMedia! The collection features a first batch of educational resources, and we will be adding more over the course of the broadcast season.