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part of a baby's development and learning takes place while interacting
with family members, and through experiences at home. The diversity of
experiences your baby is exposed to, along with the information she
gathers from her surroundings, form the fundamental bases of her
knowledge about the world.
In addition to the toys, books
and games that you share with your child, BabyTV is a supplementary
tool that may help you introduce your baby to the world.
At BabyTV we know how important it is for parents to have safe and
effective tools to use with their babies in education and in play and
thus our goal at BabyTV is to develop and deliver programming that can
be effective for children under three. With the help of childhood
experts, we create programmes that harness the benefits of screen media
and create a valuable experience for viewers .
Presenting information on the screen means being able to isolate
specific concepts and experiences in the life of a growing toddler and
introduce them in a manner that is simple, clear and exciting! This
promotes an organized comprehension of those concepts and experiences.
Through the screen we can also create characters that a child can
relate to in a fun way, which encourages the child to listen, follow
and comprehend the information presented.
BabyTV encourages parents to take part in and enjoy the learning
process with their children. By viewing together with your child you
will discover many ideas for joint learning and fun, and have plenty of
time to interact with your child throughout each episode.
BabyTV's programmes are original television programmes that have been specially
developed in collaboration with child experts for babies and toddlers.
BabyTV’s programmes are geared to address the developmental milestones
that your little one encounters in his first years – those that will be the
basis for future learning.
Programmes are short and varied, and are suited to your child's attention
span and ability to concentrate. Programmes are made up of short stories
that reflect your child’s world and that are suited to his abilities.
The rate at which information is presented in our programmes is slow and
carefully organized and we use clear and simple language and visuals.
BabyTV’s programmes are multi-leveled and therefore enjoyable for viewing
by children of varying abilities and development levels.
What are multi-leveled programmes?
Each of the programmes you will see on BabyTV contains a benefit and an
entertainment value for the young as well as the older viewer.
Rather than featuring a schedule with program-themes according to age
group, a child of any age can enjoy each of the BabyTV programmes.
like and need to repeat activities over and over again. What may seem
monotonous to us parents, for the young child means an encounter with
something familiar - your child may ask you to play the same game over
and over again, or to read the same story he's heard so many times
before, because he enjoys it.
For the young child repetition is
learning - with every view, more information is absorbed promoting
comprehension and allowing the child to process another layer of
Watching programmes also allows your child to anticipate events. This
ability fosters a sense of confidence and control which in turn makes
mastering the information so enjoyable.
perspective of how your small child sees the world involves a
preliminary developmental milestone called – object permanence. This
refers to the child's understanding that things continue to exist even
when they are out of sight. This ability begins to develop at 4 months
and is generally completed by 2 years. Watching objects or characters
on the screen disappear and reappear, gives the small child a great
deal of pleasure and encourages the process of filling in missing
information from memory.
Many of our programmes specifically focus on the concept of object permanence, such as
Louie’s World and Grandpa’s Gallery.
among toddlers is a broad concept. The toddler must employ creativity
in every area of his interactions with the world - even a simple
problem such as how to get a toy down from a shelf, requires creative
thinking on the part of the toddler.
programmes, rather than presenting a single answer or solution (which we
as adults have decided is the best option), we adhere to the message
that there may be more than one right answer ,and everyone can choose
an answer of their own creation.
BabyTV Programmes such as Baby Art, Mitch Match, Pim & Pimba and Vegimals address creative thought in a variety of ways.
At around the
age of one year, the toddler begins to understand that every object is
represented by a word, that is, its name. This is the beginning of
symbolic thought, which forms the basis of language acquisition. Many
of our programmes deal with naming, that is, attributing a name to an
object or concept.
Baby TV programmes deal with the pairing
of a visually presented object with its narrated name – a ball appears
on the screen, and the narrator says "ball". This is the first step in
building toddler's vocabulary. Programmes geared specifially to this end
Oliver and Louie’s World.
programmes with bold colours and pleasant music are enjoyable even for
older children because they are so easy to watch. Children enjoy the
ability to effortlessly understand all the elements of the stories and
delight in being able to guess what happens next. It makes them feel
BabyTV together is a fantastic way of creating a direct line to the
world of interests of your child. At the same time, there is much to be
gained from sharing the BabyTV viewing experience with your child, and
we encourage you to be actively involved in doing so.
While watching BabyTV you will discover that our programmes are at a pace
that gives you time to react and interact with your child. Talk to your
child about what is going on and what is seen on screen, encouraging
your child to ask questions and offering explanations. This will
enhance your child’s ability to realize the content of the program and
derive a benefit from it.
BabyTV’s programmes are also designed to evoke reactions from little
viewers and you may find that while watching, your child looks for your
interaction as she excitedly calls you to see her favourite character,
to sing along in a song, or to try one of the activities designed for
parents and babies on the screen.
We commend you to participate along with your delighted child.
Getting involved in your child's world of content will benefit you off
the screen as well, by creating the opportunity to share experiences
derived from what you have viewed on BabyTV. Please have a look at our Programmes section where you can find helpful tips for activities relating to concepts and information presented on BabyTV.
Any parent knows that parenting is not a 9-5 job and that is why BabyTV has been created as a service that is always available.
BabyTV is divided into daytime broadcasts which feature active programmes
geared towards development, interaction and fun, and nighttime
broadcasts designed to be calming and relaxing. At night BabyTV
features gentle visuals with a pleasantly repetitive movement
accompanied by soft and soothing music.
Surely we can all recall a recent night when our little one woke up irritable and unable to calm down and return to sleep.
BabyTV’s nighttime broadcasts are designed for those times when both
your child and you may be in need of an external calming influence to
help break the cycle of irritability.
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