Tia Mowry-Hardrict Goes Beyond The Backpack

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is joining forces with your kids' favorite Nick Jr. characters on a project called ‘Beyond The Backpack.'

"Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpack provides parents, who may not know where to start, with a customized learning plan from experts in the field of early childhood education, that will provide a solid foundation for preschoolers preparing to attend kindergarten," said Mowry-Hardrict. "As a mom of a preschooler, I am thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon on such an important issue."

Throughout the year, Mowry-Hardrict will be featured in PSAs alongside the most popular characters from Nick's hit preschool series, including Dora the Explorer, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Wallykazam! and PAW Patrol. The spots, airing across Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and on the Beyond the Backpack site, are designed to raise awareness of the important role early preparedness plays in the success of preschoolers entering kindergarten.

Fun Facts About Tia Mowry-Hardict (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She first gained fame for her teen role as Tia Landry on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister (opposite her identical twin sister Tamera Mowry). From 2006 until 2012, she portrayed medical student Melanie Barnett Davis on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game. She is also notable for starring in the television movie Twitches and its sequel Twitches Too. In 2013, Mowry became the main subject of the Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite show Instant Mom.

2) Tia is two minutes younger than her twin sister, Tamera. Tamera was born first, at 4:30pm, followed by Tia at 4:32pm. She also has two younger brothers, actor Tahj Mowry and Tavior Mowry, who plays college football for University of California, Davis.

For more information, check out the Beyond The Backpack website.

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