Babies use all their senses to play and learn. We’ve created a rich library of music, engaging video board books, language-development word cards and e-books to support our media-enriched learning activities.
You can share these resources with your child, confident that your multisensory approach is creating positive, memorable experience.
The gift of a love for music
The benefits of early exposure to music have been well documented, including better emotional development, higher academic performance, improved memory and enhanced creativity. We’ve been making beautiful, award-winning baby music for more than 20 years and have received four, RIAA-certified, Gold Albums. We’ve assembled a library of more than 120 Classical masterworks and favorite children’s songs to delight your little one. And you, too.
- 120 songs—specially designed and produced for young ears—that can be streamed or downloaded.
- The songs are organized in albums themed for situations—playtime, bath time, night time lullabies—and can be played in program mode or shuffle mode
- Classical pieces include historical liner notes about the piece and/or the composer
We call them Video Board Books
Research has shown that 65 percent of us are visual learners—seeing leads to understanding, making our eyes the most effective way to gather information.
Thus, we believe media-enriched interactions offer powerful learning opportunities for very young children. In particular, video can illustrate how things move, behave and sound in the real world; it can take a child on a virtual field trip to a coral reef or African savannah, or expose little ones to the joys of music and dance.
We invented Video Board Books to do just that—bring sights and sounds to life in ways traditional books can’t, while setting the stage for parents to share knowledge and context about what is being seen and heard.
Early exposure to screens
Good? Bad? The topic has been controversial, but it’s not that complicated. You decide what’s best for your baby, but the freshest thinking boils down to this: Baby’s passive viewing of entertainment programming should be avoided, but co-viewing of educational content alongside a parent or caregiver can have benefits. Simply stated, content matters, and how it’s shared with baby really matters. Our Video Board Books were created with this in mind and comply with the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
“For children younger than 18 months, avoid use of screen media other than video-chatting. Parents of children 18 to 24 months of age who want to introduce digital media should choose high-quality programming, and watch it with their children to help them understand what they’re seeing.”
American Academy of Pediatrics
October 21, 2016
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- HD videos can be streamed or downloaded
- Watch on your mobile device or a smart TV using AirPlay
- Data available for every scene (toy or image ID, music ID, concept ID)
- Toys featured in videos are listed with one-tap links to Amazon
- Daily screen play limit/reminder can be set
See. Hear. Learn.
Ever wonder how a baby learns that chihuahuas and Great Danes are both dogs? Babies learn words by seeing multiple visual examples of an object and hearing it labeled by a parent, caregiver or peer.
Traditional flash cards and picture books have two weaknesses: They usually show only one visual example of an object or action; and, they can’t provide motion or sound for additional context. Our interactive word experiences changes all that!
We’ve selected more than 500 words from the research-based Communicative Development Inventory (CDI) word list, and organized them into 14 decks of e-Cards. Each word is explored in multiple images, sounds, and English and Spanish text. Short video clips also are used with many words.
- Each word appears in text and is spoken in English and Spanish
- Word group decks are downloaded to your app for quick access
- Decks can be viewed on your mobile device or streamed using Screen Mirroring
- All words feature multiple still images and many feature video clips
- Words can be accessed by age appropriateness based on CDI data
Engage. Explore. Learn.
Reading to your baby is one of the most important things you can do. Our interactive eBooks are written by best-selling children’s author Julie Clark. They offer a different type of reading experience—sights and sounds from the real world that expose little ones to what things really look like and sound like, enriched with Julie’s signature poetry style. Topics are chosen to activities and are aligned with our curriculum framework.
- eBooks are downloaded to your app for quick access
- eBooks can be viewed on your mobile device or streamed using Screen Mirroring
- Each book has an introduction with tips for readers
- Most books include suggested activities at the end of the story
- New books are added several times a year
The app not only tracks developmental milestones, but has a play-based curriculum for children and even photo journaling capabilities. Basically, everything that I keep in a mess on my phone is now organized and neatly displayed and accessible within this wonderful app.
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