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Dragon Tales is a school-readiness project created especially for preschoolers. Designed to nurture young children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, the animated TV series is a core part of a multiple media educational project that includes online activities, books, magazines, and CD-ROMs.

Young children delight in joining six-year-old Emmy and her four-year-old brother Max on their visits to Dragon Land–a colorful and magical place with Stickleback Mountains, Singing Springs, Whispering Woods, and best of all, dragons! Ord, Cassie, Zak and Wheezie are fun, lovable dragons who enjoy exploring the world around them with their human friends.

In the course of their adventures, Emmy, Max, and the dragons help each other face fears and learn new ways to deal with problems they encounter. And although the setting is the stuff of fantasies, the challenges they face–making friends, coping with fears, learning new skills–will certainly be familiar to young children.

Dragon Tales helps young children learn about themselves and the world around them.

Dragon Tales Educational Goals

Children are encouraged to:

  • Pursue the challenging experiences that support their growth and development.
  • Recognize that there are many ways to approach and learn from the challenging experiences in their lives.
  • Understand that to try and not succeed fully is a natural and valuable part of learning.

How can I use the show with children?

When you watch Dragon Tales with young children:

  • Encourage them to "problem-solve" along with the characters when they aren’t sure what to do.
  • Use the stories to begin discussions about similar challenges the children face.
  • Participate with them in singing and dancing along with the dragons.
  • Provide opportunities and props for them to engage in dramatic play.
  • Read stories that touch on the themes developed in the show.
  • Use the suggested View and Do activities to extend the lessons of each episode.