the WotWots Become First Ambassadors for New Zealand’s B4 School Checks
Wellington, New Zealand, August 25 2011.... the WotWots have become the first ambassadors for New Zealand’s Ministry of Health’s B4 School Checks, an initiative offering a comprehensive assessment of a four year old child’s health and development. Officially launched today by New Zealand’s Minister of Health Hon. Tony Ryall, B4 School Checks ensure children are ready for school and identify any physical, emotional and social issues that could impact on a child’s ability to learn and often have life-changing outcomes for children and their families. Co-Founder of Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor said “When we began speaking to the Ministry of Health about the B4 School Check initiative, we knew it was something the WotWots had to be a part of. We hope with the WotWots involvement, it encourages more parents to take their young ones in for a health check so they can have every opportunity to grow and learn.” The partnership will see every child going in for a B4 School Check receive a free the WotWots colouring in, activity or board book and a sticker. the WotWots will also be featured on B4 School Check resources and the partnership appear together at the Parent and Child Show in Auckland at the end of September. A the WotWots ringtone will also be available for download at www.thewotwots.com and DottyWot and SpottyWot will appear at early childhood centres across New Zealand. The second season of the WotWots can be seen on TV2 at 8.50am weekdays. the WotWots the WotWots is an enchanting pre-school series that follows the adventures of two adorable siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. This delightful pair of enquiring minds have come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. The show celebrates this joy of discovery and demonstrates the positive values that are the building blocks of a true and enduring friendship. the WotWots is broadcast in 90 territories including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Korea, Middle East and Poland. Pukeko Pictures is a business partnership between Academy Award winner Richard Taylor the co-founder and creative lead of Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings, King Kong), and internationally acclaimed author and children’s television creator, Martin Baynton. Taylor and Baynton previously teamed up to create the award winning children’s program, Jane and the Dragon. About B4 School Checks The B4 School Check is the eighth Well Child check, and takes place as soon as possible after a child turns four. The check is free and helps to make sure children are healthy and can learn well. The B4 School Check provides an opportunity for parents to talk to a trained nurse about their child’s wellbeing and development and raise any concerns they might have. Sometimes children have health or development problems that can hold them back from learning or interacting with other children. The aim of the B4 School Check is to find and address these things before a child starts school. The B4 School Check assessment includes a check of a child’s:
- teeth and gums
the WotWots Scoot into the ASG Parent and Child Show
DottyWot and SpottyWot will be special guests of the ASG Parent and Child Show this September with the delightful alien duo scooting onto the entertainment stage to perform their interactive and exciting live show for kiddies. Appearing daily at 11.00am and 1.00pm from September 30 – October 2 2011 at the Auckland ASG Parent and Child Show, the WotWots will entertain kiddies with their energetic and fun stage show that encourages and stimulates the joy of learning, participation and discovery. Young ones can also stop past the WotWots’ interactive booth (#169) to meet DottyWot and SpottyWot plus have photos with the lovable siblings. As well as a colour-in competition, kids can zoom away with some great give-aways including books and toys. To celebrate the Parent and Child Show, the WotWots will offer an exclusive website competition, giving parents the chance to win a 30 minute performance by the WotWots for their preschool, early childhood education centre or school of their choice. Entry is simple via www.wotwots.com - between August 22 to October 3, 2011. Full Terms and Conditions available at the website. Season two of the WotWots will whoosh onto TV2 weekdays at 8.50am, starting August 22, 2011. In season two of the vibrant, energetic and colourful learning-based series from Pukeko Pictures, DottyWot and SpottyWot land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals and then travel to the sea shore. “the WotWots can’t wait to meet and perform for kids at the ASG Parent and Child Show. The annual event is a one-stop-shop that gathers essential parenting products and information into one, easy-access, family-friendly show making it the perfect venue for DottyWot and SpottyWot to showcase their fun stage show” said Co-Founder of Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor.
the WotWots Zoom Back to ABC 4 Kids for World Premiere of Season Two
The lovable alien sibling duo the WotWots zoom back to Australian televisions on ABC 4 Kids this month with the world premiere of the second season of their vibrant, energetic and colourful learning-based series. From the beginning of August to August 26 2011, the WotWots second season will be seen twice daily at 9.00am and 4.15pm. In season two, DottyWot and SpottyWot land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals and then travel to the sea shore. There they discover the weird and wonderful creatures that live on the beach and in the sea. Encouraging the love of animals, the season celebrates the joy of discovery and the extraordinary diversity of life on the planet. “We are excited ABC 4 Kids is the first territory globally to premiere season two of the WotWots. In this new season, DottyWot and SpottyWot enjoy interaction with farmyard animals including cows and ponies as well as discover aquatic animal life such as sea anemones and starfish. the WotWots delight in the joy of discovery and I hope children across Australia enjoy learning about our amazing animal life with DottyWot and SpottyWot”, said Co-Founder of Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor. the WotWots the WotWots is an enchanting pre-school series that follows the adventures of two adorable siblings from outer space, SpottyWot and DottyWot. This delightful pair of enquiring minds have come to Earth to explore and to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of life on the blue planet. The show celebrates this joy of discovery and demonstrates the positive values that are the building blocks of a true and enduring friendship.