PEEP Family Science

Ages: 3 - 5Developer: WGBH

The PEEP Family Science apps each feature four weeks of content on a specific science concept:  Ramps, Colors, Shadows and Sounds. Each app includes: 1) Videos of animated stories from the TV show PEEP and the Big Wide World 2) Live-action videos featuring real children, 3) Hands-on activity instructions, and 4) Parent videos, which model how to do the activities.

These apps are designed the parent to use to help teach the child; there are no interactive digital games designed for the child. So there’s a lot to do here – it just isn’t a mobile game, per se. There are a number of video clips from the show for each concept, accompanied by live action video showing the projects in the real world. The live action videos do a great job of modeling both how to do each project as well as providing tips on how to engage with the child, prompt questions and encourage discovery. Overall a notable series of apps that help kids and families take the ideas from the show and bring them into reality!

Jennifer Wells ©2019 Parents’ Choice

For more than 20 years, Jennifer has been developing play experiences for children, with beloved organizations like Highlights and LEGO. With a Master’s degree in Children & Media, a Bachelor’s in Music, and a love of Star Trek, Jennifer has many layers.

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