Television Education, Children Listen And Learn
There are so many ways for children to learn in today's world with all the new technolgoy and some of the old as well.
My granddaughter is 2 yrs old and between watching ABC & Counting video's on Youtube and watching various children's show on television she recites her ABC's, reconcizes letter, number and counts to 12. Somedays she floors me when watching a show she will answer the questions they ask. There are also those shows that teach them manners, that you don't hit your friends, how to share and be polite to each other. These shows have come a long way since the Sesame Street.
There is a show on PBS Super Y that is interactive and seems to keeps the children involved. This is one of our favorite shows to watch when I am babysitting. It's about four fairytale friends who transform into reading superheroes. There is Alpha Pig who has alphabet power, Wonder Red who has word power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power and Super Why with power to read. Then, there is a fifth superhero, the child who have the power to help. They are all on the Super Y team and become Super Readers. The Super Hero's jump into the books to find answers to different challenges. They go on an adventure and take our Super Hero's with them. They play reading games and ask our Super Hero for help. In each episode, they invite the children to jump into the story book with them. Then, the story magaically comes to life, with bight colors and the adventure begins. As they are going along on the adventure they have to find various items and ask for help. Yet, before they can find the item they have to spell it. The hero's help to find the letters and put them in order so they can spell the word. In fact, if you're interested you could go to YouTube, they have video clips and I think full eposides that you can view.
Another show we watch on television and youtube is Yo Gabba Gabba, this show always has a lesson to be learned. They touch base on talking nice to others, not hitting, not biting, washing your hair, taking showers, taking turns when playing games, how important it is to eat good foods like fruits and vegtables. They tell the kids that there's a party in their tummy when they eat good food. The main characters are DJ Lance, Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Tootie and Plex. My granddaughter has liked this show from 3 months, initially because of the colors and music and continues watching it to this day. She sings along while watching the show then tell us don't your friends, be nice, don't bite your friends and she wants a party in her tummy.
There are quite a few other shows out there but these are the main ones that she watches. She always learn something new and reinforces what's she's already learned. I think for toddlers these are two of the best ones to watch.