New Book Series Educates Children and Parents on Health and Wellness

New Book Series Educates Children and Parents on Health and Wellness

Bamboo Zoo is a new children's book and multimedia series aimed at teaching kids and parents all about healthy living. The book and CD-Rom feature Lester Panda and his friends, and teach lessons about healthy food, exercise, and self-esteem.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 7, 2006

Bamboo Zoo, LLC is a new company based in Denver, Colorado, whose focus is to teach children ages 5 to 10 about health and wellness in a fun and simple way. Bamboo Zoo’s mission is to teach children and their parents the importance of taking care of their health and the health of the planet. Specializing in producing products for children, such as books and CD-ROMS, which are both FUN and educational, Bamboo Zoo is ideal for schools, libraries, medical offices and much more.

The first multi-media package called Bamboo Zoo: Meet Lester Panda and his Friends includes an illustrated children’s book, a companion coloring book, and an interactive CD ROM. These Bamboo Zoo products premiered in January 2006 and are now available for purchase. Read more about their mission and products on their website, www. bamboo-zoo. com.

According to the CDC, 30.3 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are overweight and 15.3 percent are obese. This is also the first generation whose lifespan is actually shorter then the previous generation. Our children’s health has become an American crisis. As a result of eating too many processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, and not engaging in enough physical activity, diseases that used to take 60 years to develop are now showing up in 13, 14, and 15 year olds.

Bamboo Zoo was created to help reverse this crisis. Bamboo Zoo consists of five cartoon characters: Lester Panda, Harrison Dog, Belinda Cat, Dara Turtle and Steven Eagle. Each character represents a component of wellness with Lester Panda symbolizing the child (the reader) who learns and applies the lessons. Every new book will highlight a different wellness issue and how to deal with that issue. Children will learn that making healthy choices is not only fun but also rewarding.

For additional information, please visit the Bamboo Zoo website at www. bamboo-zoo. com.

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