That’s because at the core of the plight of children of color in this country is a lack of access to actionable education. Pharrell Williams
Suppose you are like me and have kids during the “Stay at Home” ordinance. In that case, you may be looking for supplementary materials or educational programming for teaching them science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Thanks to Netflix, the show “Brain Child” has lesson plans and student handouts for FREE at home or through the school. Pharrell Williams is the executive producer of “Brain Child,” a spinoff of “Brain Games,” which was televised on National Geographic Channel for seven seasons and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2013.
Pharrell William is not just a pop star but also a father. He has been actively seeking projects to share with his kids. He is a new dad of triplets in addition to his 10-year-old son. His fanbase has expanded to young fans after his song “Happy” off the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack. He contacted his agent at William Morris Endeavor (WME) and expressed interest in launching a show with kids. Pharrell mentioned that his excitement to work on a show with kids started after watching “Brain Games” with his wife and his kid. “It’s essential to me to get STEAM-focused programming in front of minority communities,” he explains in an interview with Variety Magazine.
The host, Shanan Srinivasan, is one of the only female leads of color on an internationally distributed science or documentary series. The show’s first season was released on Nov. 2, 2018, and features 13 episodes.
- Work Cited
- Pharrell Williams brings STEAM learning to new Netflix â€¦. https://thegrio.com/2019/03/25/pharrell-williams-netflix-steam-kids/
- Pharrell Williams Executive Produces Kids Show â€˜Brainchild â€¦. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/pharrell-brainchild-netflix-show-interview-1203168125/
- New Netflix Show ‘Brainchild’ Makes Science Fun For Kids. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/27/688810237/new-netflix-show-brainchild-makes-science-fun-for-kids