Children of all ages benefit enormously from enjoying well-made, educational videos. And when there is an element of fun involved, their curiosity and eagerness to learn will increase.
Nursery Rhymes Time
Parents will love sitting down with their pre-school toddlers to watch this collection of traditional nursery rhymes that’s available from Star Walk Kids site. Each of the colourful, animated sequences lasts for two minutes ensuring that kids’ attention remains focused and allows parents the chance to mix and match a short series each session. The cute characters and scenes provide plenty of stimulation through familiar rhymes such as “Old MacDonald had a Farm”. Learning songs helps young children to develop speech, memory and coordination.
Available through You Tube, this entertaining selection of nursery rhymes provides similar stimulation with bright graphics and songs. Searching for shapes and colours encourages toddlers to identify the sounds of words and to associate them with the pictures on screen. This video is ideal for even the very youngest children.
Join the irrepressible characters on You Tube. These entertaining videos are as short as one minute and last no longer than five, enabling parents to gradually increase the amount of information their children can absorb. Each composition is based on a letter of the alphabet and conveys a discreet moral tale such as how to be nice to others.
This amusing cartoon collection is available on Amazon and combines story-telling with art. Young children can follow the adventures of green-faced Arty as he travels through the cosmos. They are encouraged to think expansively by following how he uses art to find solutions to the problems he encounters. A few of the inspirational projects include painting rainbows and making simple musical instruments.
This inspirational series from Amazon develops kids’ creativity even further. Ideas and projects that use everyday objects encourage their improvisational skills as they have fun experimenting with art and design. Tasks to complete include creating decorative ships in jars, a floating boat and a firework collage.
The National Geographic for Kids
This collection is available on the website or You Tube. It provides a reliable source of information presented in an informal style to encourage kids to discover more about the world around them through fascinating tales from history, science and geography. Entertaining and informative videos on creatures such as turtles and leopards are designed to serve as an introduction to conservation.
Aimed at children in their early teens, this series features re-enactments and cartoons presented in an entertaining style. Fascinating, in-depth studies include an element of fun to encourage an appreciation of academic subjects such as science and geography. Kids can also analyse themes such as the influence of the Roman army, what motivated Charles Dickens to write and discover how justice and punishments were enforced in Mediaeval England.
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