Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An Interview with The EnteleTrons®

The folks at Blogpsot interviewed The EnteleTrons® to find out why they have earned a Mom’s Choice Silver Award and have been endorsed by International Children’s Literary Classics.  Priti is a proton that is a “positive” influence on others.  Ning is a neutron that is a great mediator.  And Ellie is an electron that constantly looks for connections.  Together they form The EnteleTrons®, a team of subatomic particles that make up the entire world.

Blogspot: What is The EnteleTrons® strongest characteristic as action figures? 
Priti: We have integrity.  We know what needs to be done and to it well.  We respect that others have needs that don’t match our own.  We choose to do the right thing so children will understand what should happen when they encounter a problem.

Blogspot: How are your settings different from other stories? 
Ning: They take place in an imaginary earth-like world.  The pictures you see in our books may look a little different.  For example, the rainbow in Where’s Green? is missing one color for a while.  That would never happen in a real earth environment.  We like interacting in these earth-like worlds because it allows us to be creative and explore many options.

Blogspot: Why don’t you use human characters in your stories?
Ellie: We want all our readers to relate to our stories, no matter their ethnicity, gender, age, weight, disability, etc.  By having only anthropomorphized characters, children can understand human characteristics without seeing them in other humans.  It’s a great way to teach children to respect and appreciate others’ differences.

Blogspot: What take-away message do The EnteleTrons® provide in their stories?
Priti: We like to think that kindness and consideration are the basis for interaction with everyone.  But there are many other positive attributes we like to show – like good sportsmanship, honesty, and reliability.  But when you think of it, every good personality trait boils down to having respect for others, and that is our primary take-away message.

Blogspot: Everyone has something that really annoys them sometimes. What is your pet peeve? 
Ning: It bothers me when the universe doesn’t stay the way we put it.  Something always manages to mess it up, but we are determined to maintain order.  We are patient and organized in how we solve the problems we encounter.  I also like to return to the EnteleLab to use scientific instruments to help explain a situation to our readers.

Blogspot: What topics do you enjoy most? 
Ellie: I love anything related to STEM.  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are fascinating.  I recommend that kids have fun exploring everything in the natural and built world when they aren’t in school learning reading, writing, history, and the arts.  Our website even has an EnteleKids Exploration Club where young readers can find interesting topics and earn badges for their STEM-C® Notebooks!

Blogspot: Thank you very much for joining us today.  We learned a lot about how The EnteleTrons® deliver their message of STEM knowledge with character education and language literacy.  We look forward to many new adventures of The EnteleTrons® in the future!

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Characters Go Viral

The EnteleTrons™ spread the message that logic and respect are better ways to solve conflict than violence, bullying, and weapons.  Though their efforts in their books, these endearing characters show children about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics while modeling strong moral behavior.  Young readers learn how the natural world works while they also learn valuable lessons in human interaction.  

Entelechy Education, LLC needs your help to spread this message in two ways:
  1. Support our Indiegogo campaign at  You will get lots of fun "rewards" just in time for holiday gift-giving.  An added bonus will be the satisfaction that you will be helping us to create more books in the series.  Want to suggest your own topic for the next book?  Do you have a pet peeve you'd like to see as the next focus?  Then scroll down the Indiegogo page to the Ning's Team and the other Enteletrons' teams. Add that level of support and we will incorporate your ideas into our next book!
  2. Follow our Thunderclap effort at  All we ask is that you click on the "follow this organizer" button and then share this information on your Facebook or Twitter page.  When we reach 100 followers by November 14, 2013, the EnteleTrons will go viral through the Thunderclap network.
We appreciate all of our supporters, followers, and customers who see the potential for greatness that we see in helping children to understand STEM topics while they learn  about character education.  See more information at our website:

Please join us on our path to creating The EnteleTrons™ Cartoon Series!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Character Education for Christmas?

They knew it would be there. Under the Christmas tree. That small, colorfully-wrapped gift. Each child knew I had chosen it especially for her. I considered each girl’s interests, wants, and needs. The care I took selecting this present rivaled the care given by a surgeon when selecting an instrument. It was their yearly book that I added to their personal libraries.
One girl might have gotten a book on home chemistry experiments. Another got a book about basketball plays. And the third got a book of crafts. On another year, I chose fiction books that carried a strong moral lesson: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where each entrant with poor moral judgment is eliminated from the quest for the golden ticket. Charlotte’s Web, a tale of friendship and acceptance of the inevitable. And Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room to show how cooperation can accomplish great tasks. I didn’t have to teach them anything included in these books – the authors did that for me!
Today, each girl has made a wonderful mark in her world. One was a philanthropy chair in her sorority. Two earned Outstanding Teacher Awards. And they all are strong, caring wives and parents to my six grandchildren. Certainly, the books were not the only influence that caused them to be so morally and intellectually successful, but I’d like to think that the hours I spent choosing their books contributed to that success.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I’m about to make your life easier. In my retirement from education, I have begun a line of books and games with a co-founder that combines nonfiction intellectual lessons with moral lessons found in fiction. Toss in a literacy component and you have the recipe for a winning Christmas present under the tree. I challenge you to find any other book series with this valuable combination of attributes. Where’s Green? shows young readers how a rainbow is formed, the power of cooperation within a group, and includes a play on words with alliteration. What’s the Matter? explains the cycle of solid, liquid, and gas, while showing children about acceptance of change and includes a variety of participles. Each book features endearing characters called The EnteleTrons™.
Your children deserve a strong literary presence under the Christmas tree, too! At, you will find these books and extended activities you can do with your children long after the wrapping paper has gone to the recycle bin. In addition, you’ll find educational games that also include that important character education component of cooperation.
Certainly, there are other books you can get your children that will show them intellectual and moral lessons, so shop around and find the one that’s just right for your child or teenager. Don’t stop until you find one that practically has your child’s name written on the cover! Many years later, your child with thank you for the lessons you indirectly taught him or her with the books they got under the Christmas tree.
Start your own Christmas tradition this year! It’s not too late to build your child’s library with academic, moral, and literacy lessons, especially if you can combine them all in one wonderful book.