Babies on Track video receives national award
Award of Merit recognizes enchanting DVD for parents
“Babies on Track,” a DVD video to foster early learning and healthy brain development, won an Award of Merit from The Accolade competition in the instructional/educational category.
Affinityfilms created the 14-minute video for Best Beginnings. The film shows that parents’ interactions with babies during everyday activities help them learn language, sounds and social skills.
The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about The Accolade is at www.theaccolade.net.
In a joint statement, Mary Katzke of Affinityfilms, Inc. and Abbe Hensley of Best Beginnings said “We are thrilled and proud that The Accolade recognized the magic of this project. It was a labor of love for all of us, so it’s pretty wonderful when qualified judges bless it with an award like this.”
The DVD comes with two companion baby board books, one with Alaska objects, “Let’s Talk Alaska!” and the other with Alaska baby faces “Our Alaska Family.” “Babies on Track” was unveiled earlier this year with 167 premieres in communities across Alaska. Sets are available for purchase at bestbeginningsalaska.org/babies-on-track-purchase.html.
The DVD was supported by contributions from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. The “Babies on Track” books, also produced by Affinityfilms Inc ., were made possible by support from the Alaska Children’s Trust, The CIRI Foundation, and ConocoPhillips Alaska.