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
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.
Zoe in the Savanna
From an early age, children are attracted to nature, especially to
animals. According to the current theory of biophilia, love of nature
stems from the attraction that we human beings have to that which is
like us, and it is part of human nature. The natural world encompasses
animals, plants and other living organisms, such as bacteria, viruses,
fungi and so on. What all these various life forms have in common are
the basic characteristics of life: movement, growth, development and
reproduction, a body with an inner structure (cells, limbs etc.),
reactions to stimuli and so on.
A child’s perception of the concept of “life” develops in several
stages. Initially, children ascribe life to any object that “does
something” or serves some purpose or other. According to this
perception, the sun is a living thing because it gives light, while a
stone does nothing and is therefore a non-living object. In the second
stage, Children attribute life to anything that moves, and include in
this category objects like clouds, bicycles etc. Later on, they define
only that which moves by itself as living. The criterion of movement to
distinguish between living and non-living objects is common to the
majority of children of nursery age . According to this criterion trees
could be considered as non-living objects, whereas aircrafts could be
considered to be alive…
In later stages, children begin to divide the world into animals,
plants and non-living objects. Only at around the age of 7 do children
understand that plants are living things and not non-living objects.
Many studies have been conducted on bonding between children and
animals (especially dogs). It was found that regular contact with
animals benefits children emotionally, socially and even
physiologically. For instance, through their interaction with animals,
children learn to understand the feelings and needs of animals, and by
extension, of people. Contact with animals improves self-image,
increases independence, self-discipline and so on.
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