Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teach: Peep!

Please tell me you have heard of Peep, Quack, and Chirp if you teach three-five year olds... 


If not, do I have a gem of knowledge for you!

If your school subscribes to United Streaming videos, via Discovery Education, there is a whole WORLD of educational videos and images just at your fingertips! Let's face it: we are teaching technologically savvy children. They respond to technology integrations, such as videos and other media of the like.

"Peep and the Big Wide World" is owned and operated by WGBH Educational Foundation (copyrights here}. They are 10 minute cartoons that are SO cute but also teach science skills (weather, sink/float, balance/weight, gravity, animal characteristics, plants, etc).

It's fantastic because...


the kids don't know they're learning! They think it's just an awesome cartoon. Which it is, of course! After each 10 minute cartoon, there is a two minute video of real kids doing science experiments that relate to the cartoon. It's great! It's fantastic for three-five year old students who are being introduced to various scientific content.

This week, we are learning about plants, so we watched "Peep Plants a Seed" and discussed what a plant needs to grow: water, sun, and air!

For more info (for teachers OR parents: you can totally use the things online at home, i.e. videos, activities, music, games, and more), visit the show's website at www.peepandthebigwideworld.com

***I wasn't paid, I just think it's that awesome!***

1 comment :

  1. Congratulations, Chrissy! I've named you one of 5 to receive the Liebster blog award! Head on over to check out more about it: http://lifewiththeellwoods.blogspot.com/2011/10/liebster-blog-award.html


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