The Baby TV Online Learning Center
BabyTV’s online learning center provides an entertaining and interactive environment for you and
your child to explore a variety of educational subjects ranging from mathematical puzzles to music and exploring the environment.
Every section of the learning center features a popular character from BabyTV’s world who hosts and even participates in the educational activities.
The activities are specifically designed to accommodate and contribute to the developmental stages of children between the ages of two and four. The activities were created in collaboration of child psychologists and experts, curriculum-developers, educational specialists, and representatives from the entertainment industry.
The wide range of subjects are designed to be accessed independently of one another, enabling parents and children to select and customize the various learning stages.
Tulli's World of Shapes
Children grow up in a world comprised of shapes, which present themselves in various forms in everyday objects. Children acquire their primary knowledge and understanding of shapes very early on in their development. For example, they may point out that a certain shape is a "rectangle" since it "looks like a door", or identify another shape as a "triangle", since it is "sharp-edged". Children aged 2-4 years can determine basic shapes according to their appearance. Older children can count the number of sides a particular shape has, and associate that number with the name of the shape.
By the time children reach the age of 6, they have established permanent concepts and perceptions regarding geometric shapes. These concepts, if taught incorrectly during the early stages, require a tremendous amount of effort to alter and correct. A few common examples of children's misconceptions regarding shapes include the following:
- A square that is not laid out horizontally is not a square
- A triangle that is not an equilateral triangle is not a triangle
It is imperative to establish the correct concepts and rules that apply to different shapes in different positions at a young age, and to teach children how to identify and apply these rules correctly.
Tulli’s World of Shapes introduces children with all the basic shapes – rectangles, triangles and circles – as well as additional geometric shapes, such as ellipses and rectangles. Children are also exposed to other non-geometric but common shapes, such as stars and hearts.
Tulli's World of Shapes is a learning environment in which children can experience shapes in a variety of colours, sizes, orientation and types. For example, a child will be shown triangles with various attributes, including type (isosceles, right-angled, oblique, etc.), size, colour, and orientation (e.g. upright, upside-down, etc.), which still retain their definition as triangles.
Children can then play games in which they are required to locate shapes in a certain environment, sort them, create images and complex shapes with them, and even learn to use straight lines to draw shapes such as squares, and curved lines for circular shapes
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