Impactful. Interactive. Heartwarming.
Pacha's Pajamas is an internationally-acclaimed educational storybook that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to capture the hearts and minds of children and parents around the world.When used in conjunction with our mobile app, Pacha Alive, the illustrations from Pacha's storybook come to life through augmented reality with songs and narrations from our celebrity cast, featuring Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey, Cheech Marin, Talib Kweli, Genevieve Goings, Lester Chambers, and many more. Shop Now
We inspire youth leaders, one story at a time.
"Pacha’s Pajamas is a critical tool in giving children a sense of themselves, the power of their dreams, and the natural world around them!"
- Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Actor and Recording Artist
“Pacha’s Pajamas is an eloquently written and timely fable that will not only inspire children AND adults to DREAM of a healthier, more sustainable planet, but also inspire them to TAKE ACTION!”
- Joel Harper, Author of All the Way to the Ocean
“Reading Pacha’s Pajamas reignited my imagination! It’s a heartfelt, inspirational story with unforgettable characters and imagery as well as a fun and relevant way of introducing social emotional learning, civic engagement, and eco-literacy to young people.”
- Meena Srinivasan, Author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom
More than just another children's book...
This inspirational and globally impactful story instantly grabs the attention of children and grown-ups alike.
Themes parents will notice include overcoming adversity, believing in yourself, taking better care of our environment, the importance of limiting screen time, encouraging others, and being mindful that we are all connected to each other, in one way or another.
Trusted by parents and educators around the globe, you can feel confident that Pacha's Pajamas is a great way to inspire the children in your life to start making a difference in our world today!
More than just some new app...
Augmented Reality (AR) is an innovative technology that superimposes a computer-generated image onto a user's real-world view. One of the most popular examples of recent AR technology application was the creation of the mobile gaming app, Pokemon Go. AR technology also plays an important role behind the scenes of many of our favorite movies!
We hope to leverage AR technology in a way that appeals to the persistent technological interests of today's children, while also encouraging wellness, leadership, and a newfound love and excitement for reading, making friends, and spending time outdoors.
Brought to life with celebrity voice-overs and award winning music, featuring Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey, Cheech Marin, Talib Kweli, Genevieve Goings, Lester Chambers, and so many more!
“Pacha’s Pajamas is a fun story that will inspire kids to become leaders in promoting greater connection with Nature. What could be more important? Grounded in a deep-time, ecological worldview, this children’s book deserves a wide readership.”
- Rev. Michael Dowd, Author of Thank God for Evolution
“I love watching Pacha as she demonstrates her joyful dance of connection, and then, in her story, shows how one imaginative child can help save our planet. Pacha’s fascinating adventures will go into the hearts of young and old across the world; the story will lift spirits and bring smiles. Enjoy and pass it on.”
- Seena B. Frost, Founder of the SoulCollage® Process and Author of SoulCollage® Evolving
More than just a company...
BALANCE Edutainment is headquartered in Oakland, California, and was founded on February 1st, 2011 by co-creators Dave Room and Aaron Ableman. For their flagship project, Pacha's Pajamas, Dave's own beloved daughter, Melia, is the voice and visual inspiration for Pacha. The most important goal has always been to produce "nutritious children’s entertainment" that kids love, and parents can feel good about.
BALANCE Edutainment has worked toward building a catalog of products for children, with hopes of pioneering an evolution in the children's entertainment industry. With crass content becoming more common through modern cartoons, BALANCE wants to challenge major networks to stop seeing children's programming as just another business opportunity, and start seeing it as the vital and impressionable experience that it really is for our children today.
More than just a dream...
Reviews from children, parents, and educators alike has been overwhelmingly positive, as more than 10,000 copies of the Pacha’s Pajamas album were distributed to children’s hospitals throughout the United States in 2013. Thousands of Pacha's books have been provided free of charge to underserved communities around the globe, and we are just getting started.
Every purchase and donation towards Pacha's Pajamas and their nonprofit project - Imagination Heals - provides the VITAL FUNDS that support our efforts to spread love, leadership, and literacy to every child.
Patrick Messac, Assistant Principal of Caliber Beta Academy, speaks about why he loves Pacha's Pajamas and how your donation can change lives.
Powerful. Uplifting. Inspiring.
The astounding soundtrack series accompaniment, titled “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Vol. 1 & 2,” features over 70 artists spanning four generations, including work from Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey, Cheech Marin, rock legend Lester Chambers, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, and Les Nubians. Truly special and unique, the album is contextualized in the magical story of Pacha’s Pajamas, while showcasing 30 amazing children with some powerful stories of their own.Listen Now