Friday, July 25, 2008

Review: Peep and the Big Wide World

Peep and the Big Wide World is a Discovery Channel show that teaches simple science and problem solving concepts to young children. Peep (a baby chick), Chirp (a baby bird) and Quack (a young duck) explore the world around them and make discoveries in the same way that young children often do.

Each segment with Peep, Chirp and Quack is followed by children doing an activity related to that segment. For example, in one episode Peep, Chirp and Quack find a balloon. Chirp, who hasn't yet learned to fly, uses the balloon to "fly" by holding the string and floating in the air. This segment is followed by children testing whether balloons will float with various objects of different weights attached.

This is the best thing about the show. You can turn off the TV and try the science activities. Kids love to explore the world around them. The show will give both parents and kids lots of ideas. The Peep website provides a list of science activities you can do with your child.

Science and math are becoming more important in an increasingly technological and globalized world. US students are way behind their peers in other countries in these important subject areas. Peep and the Big Wide World is a great way to develop your child's interest in science, math and problem solving.

My daughter loves this show and watches everyday. She enjoys doing the activities presented. Adults will also enjoy the great dialogue and humor in these shows. You can either watch the show on TV or purchase it on DVD.

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Peep and the Big Wide World website.
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