a different approach for babies
eebee’s adventures are:
They focus on behaviors—what babies and toddlers can and want to do while offering practical and playful insights and ideas for how and when parents can join the act.
Learning is an active process, requiring significantly more involvement than looking at pictures.
They recognize the critical role parents play in their child’s development as the first teacher, coach and play partner and feature grown-ups across the landscape of each of eebee’s adventures.
Every child’s learning career requires people to shape it. Objects, in and of themselves, will not do the trick. Humor, warmth and love go a long way, too.
They support and enhance early language development and communication skills by integrating research-based techniques such as scaffolding, repetition, showing people when they speak in the context about which they are speaking.
By around the age of 12 months, babies understand—and respond to--vastly more language than they are able to produce. For them to learn it, they need to hear it and know to who/what it’s referring. While a picture is worth a thousand words, hearing language in context will help a baby to begin to name the world.
They use sound and a wide range of music to cue salient information as well as encourage active movement—providing both large and small motor exercise opportunities.
The Mozart effect has never been studied with young children. No amount of listening exclusively to Mozart or other classical music is going to increase a baby’s brain capacity. It is beautiful, and should be played for that reason alone! Babies respond to a wide range of music, especially the kind that makes them dance, is “choreographed” to what they are looking at or, simply suits their mood.
They present a world that is readily understood by young children and adults—one that is filled with the real objects, actions and interactions that intrigue and compel babies, from playing with blocks and balls to “creating” with pudding or water.
Watching swimming dolphins, flickering candles, and galloping horses, despite their beauty and ability to mesmerize, provides little to no opportunity for any meaningful learning. There is no context in these situations, and very little that a baby will recognize or be able to relate to his prior experiences or his knowledge about his world. Young children are very concrete and very ego-centric. ”Teachable moments” begin in the child’s world.
They move at a gentle pace and use research-proven techniques that help a baby to grasp the essence of each adventure.
Knowledge requires experience, focus, and sometimes a little guidance.
They are visually designed to help the baby focus on the important actions and interactions they are observing.
The whole is bigger than the sum of its parts, but you need to see the parts to understand the whole.
They present games and activities using materials that are readily found around the home or in the child’s room and are organized as a collection of brief 10 minute "adventures", providing parents with a convenient place to stop the video.
When eebee’s adventures are over, the baby’s adventures continue.