~I received a PEEP and the Big Wild World DVD from PBS in exchange for this post. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Peep and the Big Wide World is a fun, Emmy Award-winning preschool science and math series for 3-5 year olds produced by Boston’s WGBH. It’s recently launched all-new bilingual website and curriculum can now reach an even wider audience. These shows are cute and teach preschool skills to kids in an entertaining way. With the show you get to follow a newly hatched chicken named Peep and his friends Chirp and Quack. The latest DVD continues on the adventures at home.
Reflection Affection – Here are two things you might not know about mirrors: they can help you practice flying and they’re GREAT for scaring cats!
Peep Deep in the Big Muddy – On a hot summer’s day, Peep discovers a mucky, slimy, grimy way to cool off!
The Road Not Taken Part 1 – Peep is late arriving at Chirp’s bush. Turns out he took a VERY long route to get there. (There’s so much to look at!) The birds use yarn to mark the shortest path from Peep’s can to Chirp’s bush.
The Road Not Taken Part 2 – A path made of yarn has a way of disappearing, so Peep, Chirp and Quack make a NEW path using objects from Chirp’s collection. It’s a pretty path, too, because it’s made in a pattern. But is sticking to a path always a good idea?
Nosing Around – Pee-yew. What is that awful smell? The one that’s coming from the big blue duck with the small white hat?
The Last Straw – Peep and Chirp discover that a drinking straw has many uses: it can help you blow bubbles, breathe underwater, and spy on Quack.
Marble Mover – Peep discovers that if you ever need help getting a marble up a hill, all you need to do is “Ask a Duck.”
Fair Shares – Let’s do the math: two crackers, divided by three birds, equals one big headache.
With the newly expanded PEEP website, families can log on to play games or watch videos, and also find related PEEP content like books, live-action videos, and activities. Both Spanish- and English-speaking families will find a dual-language website that is fairly unique in children’s media. Resources will be available in both English and Spanish, and designed so that visitors to the site can switch between languages whenever they desire. The games captivate both my 3 and 6 year olds attentions. I am extremely picky with what games I let them play online but I don’t mind them playing the games on this site and I am always right there to help them. Peep and the Big Wild World never disappoints and the easy to follow along story-lines are perfect for preschoolers and their growing minds.
Purchase: You can purchase PEEP and the Big Wild World: Peep Discovers for $9.99. By purchasing through PBS Shop instead of other retailers, you are helping to support innovative and educational programming for all of us.