Award Winning DVD Series "How'd They Build That…?" Wins Teacher's Choice Award

January 09, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Los Angeles, CA. The award winning Children's series "How'd They Build That..?" has snagged yet another award, the coveted Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family.

In 1994, Learning magazine introduced the first Teachers' Choice Awards program. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. The Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family program was launched in 2004 to recognize companies whose educational products work in the home environment. Teachers evaluate the products on educational value, originality and creativity, ease of use, safety and durability, high-interest level and motivation for children. Each product is evaluated on its own merit. Once the scoring is complete, the scores for each product are averaged. The top 20% of all entries receive an award. Only those products that meet our teachers' stringent standards are chosen.

Each "How'd They Build That…?" program takes viewers along for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the country's most renowned assembly plants, showing how different types of vehicles – emergency, utility, delivery, construction, service and agricultural – are built, from frame stamping to assembly, engine installation to paint, to final inspection and activation.

Filmed in visually striking high-definition, "How'd They Build That?" combines live action with vivid, virtual 3-D animation, along with onscreen "Fun Facts" – which provides both interesting trivia and simple explanations of technical terminology – the series is sure to excite anyone who ever wondered where some of our most important big rigs come from.

Current titles in the series include "Fire Truck", "School Bus", "Big Truck", "Garbage Truck" and "Concrete Truck" with other titles coming as early as spring 2011.

Jim Swindel, Managing Partner at Marvelous Media commented "All of us are very excited about this recognition. We try hard to produce content that is both entertaining and educational for children, and while we are proud of all our parenting awards, to our knowledge, the Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards for the Family is the only awards program that requires evaluators to be both a teacher and a parent. We will wear it proudly".

The DVDs are recommended for ages 4 and older and retail for $7.99 each (plus S&H) or $34.95 for the set of five w/ free shipping & handling. For more information email, visit the online store at or phone 310-228-3100 X 201. "How'd They Build That ..?" titles are also available for sale at and most other online retailers