Encantos Media Studios, PBC, a purpose-driven family entertainment and education company built for a world that’s more global, mobile and diverse, announces the launch of Canticos, a branded collection of beloved Latino nursery rhymes and songs from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Canticos (“little songs”) launched yesterday with the publication of LITTLE CHICKIES / LOS POLLITOS, the first in the nursery rhyme collection published as a bilingual children’s book, a multilingual app and multilingual sing-along videos done in 3D animation.
“As a Latina mom exposed to songs and traditions from both the U.S. and my native Venezuela, I’ve had a hard time finding books, apps and videos of the nursery rhymes I grew up with,” says Brooklyn-based author-artist Susie Jaramillo. “In talking to people in both Latino and non-Latino communities, I realized this was missing from bookshelves and digital platforms everywhere.” Jaramillo recently left the advertising world to apply her brand building and storytelling skills to the children’s world. “In addition to promoting bilingual/multilingual learning, we hope the books, apps and videos also promote a sense of community and connect kids, especially Latino kids, to their culture.”