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by Jennifer Wolfe / February 19, 2015

Aimed at furthering its mission of “lifelong creative learning,” Amazon Studios has formed its first-ever Amazon Kids Thought Leader Board. Assembled under the guidance of Amazon Kids educational advisor Dr. Alice Wilder, the council will be comprised of Maker Media president and CEO Dale Dougherty, president and co-founder of Families and Work Institute Ellen Galinsky, renowned author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka, and MIT Education Arcade creative director Scot Osterweil.

The Thought Leader Board will strengthen Amazon’s connection with kids and families and provide ideas and counsel on current trends for extended learning through its original preschool programming, including Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy, Annedroids and upcoming series, Wishenpoof!. The advisory body will serve as a think tank to foster discussion across childhood education staples — including play, creativity, art, early life skills, and the Maker Movement — and provide tools kids need to prepare for their future. The advisors will reinforce the Amazon Kids promise to make learning a joyful and lifelong adventure that inspires children by celebrating their natural creativity, playfulness, curiosity and imagination. Their initiatives will drive kids to become lifelong learners in a world where information is ubiquitous

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