8 x 2 min episodes
Preschool - Bridging
Four super cute Pencil Pals (pencil topper characters) learn about writing and story conventions through the lens of stories written by a young girl.
Four super cute pencil topper friends - an Alien, a Bee, a Cockatoo and a Dinosaur read stories written by a young girl and learn foundational skills in creative writing and literacy.
Each adventure begins when a young girl walks in and sits down at a writing desk in a beautiful writing studio full of hundreds of books. As the Pencil Pals chatter excitedly the girl leans forwards and selects one from the cup. She makes her choice and begins to write. Each time she writes it’s a new story, complete with a new literacy lesson.
It could be a story about two competitive princesses with a lesson about superlatives. Or a story about a pirate trying to sell his ship with a lesson about homophones. Or the tale of a friendly stray dog with a lesson about past and present tense.
As the girl writes the story is read aloud by one of the Pencil Pals (animated in claymation), and comes to life as 2D animations on the page of her notebook. The Pencil Pals explore and discuss the topic to help communicate it simply and clearly. Stage One Learners will love this fun filled interstitial series due to its super cute characters and the way in which it playfully brings lessons on literacy and storytelling to life.