Learning Shapes And Patterns With Peep And The Big Wide World! #PeepEnEspanol @PeepEspanol #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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    When my sons were preschoolers, I always enjoyed engaging with them in activities that supported some of the skills that they were already learning in school.  Being an educator, I understood all too well the importance of reinforcing these strategies and activities at home to help them continue their education well past the end of the school day.  My older son had no problems learning how to read and identifying letters and shapes.

    On the other hand, my younger son found himself having a little more difficulty doing so and I quickly realized that he was more of a visual learner.  As a result, I planned a lot of activities to help him visualize the letters and shapes that he was having difficulty identifying.   Peep and the Big Wide World helps preschoolers to make predictions, observe, and problem-solve in a variety of ways and, therefore, is very effective in teaching children with different learning modalities like my younger son.

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    Peep and the Big Wide World/El Mundo Divertido de Peep is a popular Emmy Award-winning animated series for 3-5 year olds on public television.  The series is narrated by comedian Joan Cusack and features a curious chicken named Peep, a robin named Chirp, and a lovable duck named Quack that live in a large urban park.  The environment around them is the ideal place for learning science and math concepts daily! Peep models science inquiry skills for preschoolers that can be applied  in the physical world around them.

    The new Peep and the Big Wide World bilingual website recently launched and it offers an array of learning activities that are available in English and Spanish.  I loved that they offer resources for both parents and educators that allow them to support children in fostering their curiosity and supporting them throughout the discovery process.

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    Since my son was visual at this age, I immediately headed to check out the interactive videos in the Shapes and Patterns section for kids.  They inspired me to come up with an activity that preschoolers can use to help them identify shapes and recognize the names of these shapes in the form of a Shape Flip Book!

Instructions For Creating Your Child’s Shape Flip Book:

  • Take pieces of paper and stack them on top of each other staggered about one inch from the top.
  • Take the stack of papers and fold them over so you create six flaps.
  • With a stapler, secure the flaps at the crease.
  • Each flap has to have a different title.

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    The Peep and the Big Wide World website contains videos, games, and family activities.  It features Science and Spanish teaching tools for parents and preschool educators in English and Spanish.  Its 3-week long units provides effective resources to integrate science and math into curriculum and boost confidence in teaching these subjects in both languages.

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    Make sure you visit PEEP Latino on Facebook and follow @PeepEspanol on Twitter for more resources and ideas of ways that you could your preschooler’s sense of curiosity and adventure.

Let’s Discuss:  How do you think the PEEP and the Big Wide World website would help your child to explore his or her curiosity and environment?

Disclosure:  This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. Lois Alter Mark says

    This looks fantastic! I love that it features both English and Spanish, and that it makes learning so much fun for kids.

  2. My girls would like it, if nothing more than the opportunity to learn another language!

  3. This is a great idea. It’s never too early to start educating our kids.

  4. Amanda Ripsam says

    Bella loves Peep and the big wide world she watches it on netflix all the time. Although she’s 7 and has all ready learned her shapes.

  5. mena & taty says

    I see many different ways it can help our kids get curious and bilingual!

  6. Veronica Solomon says

    When my kids were little, I would always choose fun learning options. This is something I would have definitely get to help them learn their shapes

  7. Sounds like a great resource! I love public television. It does so much for the community, and for kids, especially!

  8. What a neat idea. My kids would all love it, especially since it is bilingual.

  9. Jennifer Williams says

    We love Peep. We have several of their books and have games downloaded on the iPad. My son loves playing them because they are not overly hard for his age – I love them because he is learning while having fun.

  10. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    That’s great that you can go with his learning style and find activities to match. Sounds like a win!

  11. Onica {MommyFactor} says

    I like that this site not only has so much to offer but is also bilingual. This way everyone in the family can use and learn together.

  12. It’s nice that you recognize the type of learner. I wish I had done that with one of my boys who is now grown. I did realize…but much later than I wish I had.

  13. How fun! Love Peep too haven’t seen that in years! What a fun way to learn!

  14. What a fun sounding way to learn 🙂 I’ve not heard of Peep before.

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says

    awesome way to learn. I haven’t heard of this before. will have to check it out more!

  16. Sounds like a great series. My children would have loved this when they were younger.

  17. This is what I am doing and I love this idea. I always love to teach kids in a fun way, so that they can learn easily and they will enjoy this as well. Thanks for sharing about child’s shape Flip Book.

  18. Anything that will help my toddler learn is great for me. I’ll check them out and maybe she can get hooked on this like she is on other programs. 🙂

  19. Wow this is really neat. I love how it makes learning fun for kids 🙂

  20. Chrystal M. says

    This is really cool. I like how it is in English and Spanish.

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