With humorous twists and turns, every episode of Maya & Miguel presents new adventures and double the fun for these 10-year-old twins. Featuring their family, friends and richly diverse neighborhood, each story revolves around Maya's well-intentioned meddling in the lives of her family and friends, always placing her in an interesting and often hilarious predicament. Maya and Miguel are driven by the idea that shared happiness is greater than personal gain. Be sure to check out Maya & Miguel on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings)
Targeted at children aged 6-8, the overall educational goals of Maya & Miguel are: 1. To promote the value of a culturally diverse society by supporting, respecting and validating the variety of perspectives, traditions, languages and experiences that populate today's world.
Maya & Miguel achieves this by presenting the world as a cultural mosaic; and, fostering a positive attitude in viewers toward others who are different from them.
2. To support English language acquisition and usage in personal, social and cultural interactions, with a special emphasis on vocabulary.
The show supports this by presenting strategies and modeling usage necessary to communicate effectively in English in a variety of social settings, and in socially and culturally appropriate ways. In addition, Maya & Miguel fosters a positive attitude toward knowing and learning more than one language.
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