I am always looking for ways to reinforce or expand education for my munchkins. We were watching the Emmy award-winning Peep and the Big Wide Wold together and I realized how mesmerized the kids were with the program. Although it is geared toward 3 – 5 year olds, even my first grader was totally into it too.
Since most kid programs today have app or more materials on their sites, I went visiting the new Peep English Website, I found there is a wealth of information on it. Animated episodes, live-action video games and family activities plus plenty of education materials for educators are available. I have to say I was very impressed because the site has online yearlong curriculum and professional development tools. It is a treasure box!
The biggest jackpot of all for me was discovering that the same information is available in Spanish with the click of a button! Or by visiting Peep En Espanol . I have found the perfect site filled with resources to enable us to continue our bilingual education for our children, and allow for relatives who don’t speak English to help us teach the kids too.
As we watched an episode about colors, I decided we could practice what we had learned. So I set out for what I call a Fun Educational DIY. I wanted for them to see with a hands on game what color results when combining two others. Here is how we did it:
- paper with overlapping circles (I drew them on the paper)
The first thing I did was make circles that would cross each other like you see on the image above. Easy peasy.
Then we got out our water colors and brushes.
The kids were to color the entire circle with the color of their choice. Once they were done doing this with both colors for a set of circles, they would be able to discover a new color made by combining the two they had chosen.
The kids had a blast painting while learning. I took advantage to also show them how the words for each color are spelled in both English and Spanish. Good job Peep! You got the whole family into motion! We are coming back to your site over and over again.
Narrated by comedian Joan Cusack, this series called Peep teaches Science and Math while it encourages being curious and adventurous. Peep, a wide –eyed chicken, duck friend Quack, and the Robin called Chirp lead the learning fun in their large urban park. As expected this park where they live in, is the perfect place to learn about the world and how it works. I learned quickly that Peep is the newest bi-lingual multi-platform project designed to teach kids important science
What will you look into first at Peep and the Big World new website? Information on sounds, music, color, numbers animals or plants?