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"Zarfling Platoon Children's Education" - Business Spotlight
Dec 9, 2018 · 28 min
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Kevin & Sully invited Travis Blair, owner and founder of the "Zarfling Platoon". Travis is a 10 year military veteran that felt as though he could contribute to helping kids learn through a series of books and games he has created. Travis published his first children’s book, The Knitting Chicken, with illustrator David Buist. Shortly after, his son’s first grade teacher provided him a list of sight words to work on at home. Travis created a game in order to keep his son’s interest. That game helped his son retain the sight words taught to him at school and improve his reading score! Seeing the value, Travis worked with art designer PJ Day to create the SpellCasters VS series. With a children’s book and educational game, and a desire to create more, Zarfling Platoon was stood up with a mission! What exactly is Zarfling Platoon? A Middle Eastern word for what was originally made of ornamental metal, a zarf is a holder for a coffee cup without a handle. Today you know it as that cardboard sleeve allowing you to hold your hot cup of joe! After serving ten years in the US Army, Travis spent quite a few evenings reading and writing in coffee shops in Austin, Texas. He enjoyed the creative outlet, and completed the children’s book he wrote while stationed at Fort Hood. Now he and those in the platoon are known as Zarflings. The mission of Zarfling Platoon is to create children's books and educational games to hold the imaginations of elementary age kids! (Source - zarflingplatoon.com) For more information and to order some educational material for your children, head over to www.zarflingplatoon.com
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