WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Peep Ciencias: Colores is a digital platform entirely in Spanish that provides parents a guide on how to facilitate learning around colors while incorporating age-appropriate science skills. It includes videos of a parent modeling how to use the app to engage kids, incorporate science, and help them make real-world connections. There are eight sessions altogether and each builds upon prior learning. Each session follows a similar structure, incorporating an animated video to introduce kids to new concepts; step-by-step ideas for kids and grown-ups to play and explore together; questions to launch conversation about concepts; and ideas to explore concepts further. Through Peep Ciencias: Colores kids will explore colors through activities such as mixing paint or experimenting with color and light. The kids' videos, tutorial, directions, and prompts are all in Spanish.
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Explore colors and age-appropriate science skills through fun video clips and clear directions that will help grown-ups engage kids in hands-on learning and real-world connections – all in Spanish. Peep Ciencias: Colores is designed for kids and grown-ups to enjoy together. The focus isn't what's displayed on-screen, but how to use media to lift learning and bring concepts introduced through the app to life. The design of the app engages kids with cute and vivid animation, but emphasizes offscreen conversations, activities, and exploration. It's extremely easy to follow; the app spells out what materials you'll need, prompts on what to say, questions to ask, extension ideas, and provides videos that explicitly model what the learning could look like. It even shows parents the age-appropriate science vocabulary and skills that are addressed in each session. Families may be left wanting more content after finishing the 8th session, but the suggested activities could engage kids over and over again. For parents who want to foster bilingualism, it's also a great way to talk about colors using Spanish. Overall, it's an awesome digital tool that will help families explore colors and science skills on and off screen with engaging videos and lessons that emphasize exploration and hand on activities. Best of all, it provides a platform for kids and parents to bond over learning.
RATING AND CONTENT
Recommended for ages 3 and older
Quality: 5 out of 5
Educational value: 4 out of 5
Ease of play: 5 out of 5
Violence and scariness: 0 out of 5
Sexy stuff: 0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, and smoking: 0 out of 5
Consumerism: 0 out o 5
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Release date: August 10, 2018
Size: 102.30 MB
Publisher: WGBH Interactive
Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
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