21st Century Learning with Chipper!
Education and learning, either at school or at home, should be fun and Chipper’s Eco-educational series is all about nature-inspired, play-based learning! With books, music, and DVDs, Chipper entertains while also inspiring social responsibility. Every child born in the twenty-first century will experience a bombardment of information and new technologies as they are developing and it’s important to harness these influences in ways that will impact your child positively! Since you can’t shield them from the world, as much as you’d like to sometimes, it’s never too early to start preparing their minds and bodies to become responsible, considerate human-beings.
According to research conducted by Jill Stamm, Ph.D, Co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, “attention is the very foundation of learning” (Bright from the Start: The Simple, Science-based way to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3). With the huge increase of doctors diagnosing ADHD and what award-winning author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louve, calls “Nature Deficit Disorder,” kids attention seems harder and harder to focus in order to learn. That’s why teachers and parents need to update and evolve old practices of learning and teaching to keep up with the future generations extremely short and divided attention spans! We can do this with interactive learning that takes kids outdoors to explore and also brings nature inside, with crafts, activities and digital media provided by Chipper!
Research suggests that exposure to the natural world – including nearby nature in cities – helps improve human health, well-being, and intellectual capacity in ways that science is only recently beginning to understand. Chipper’s interactive mobile Apps are inspired by nature and help your children become confident, independent learners who will develop a strong sense of self worth, enabling them to make positive life choices. They will also learn to cherish our planet and protect its environment, something we desperately need for a brighter future.
Each app correlates to the various books in our series, with coloring pages, fun videos to watch, sing-along songs, and matching-memory games! Learn about Bruce the Banana Slug and his work decomposing plant waste in order to help plants grow or Sally the Salmon that travels upstream to provide us with a food source and keep the river’s fragile ecosystems in balance. Great for all-ages and fulfilling various classroom curriculum, the Let’s Go Chipper series connects to the real world in a virtual age and connect kids and their families with environment. Give your child or the children you teach a jump-start for the future and Go Chipper into the Great Outdoors today!