We are raising our 3 year old in a country where English is not the native language, but at home we all speak English. Also I like our little one to watch some English tv. He loves watching Dora, Diego, Umi Zoomi and Bubble Guppies because they are so interactive. I love it how they keep coming up with questions that my little one loves to answer.
Now I am looking for more programs like that (cartoon and interactive).
Who can give me some names?
These all seem reall fun programs and I think our boy would love them. I'll look some of them up for him.
Still I am looking for some more interaction. What I mean with that is that questions are being asked and then the viewer (our kiddo) has to help finding the answer. Like in Umi Zoomie they might for example be looking for a triangle and then they show several shapes on the screen and say:"We need your help! Which of these shapes is a triangle?" Then they wait for a moment so that the viewer can point out what the triangle is or yell "The red one is a triangle!" and then Umi Zoomie says: "Yes, that's right. This is a triangle!".
Diego often asks the viewer to keep saying "swim, swim, swim" as to help an animal to swim faster. What I am looking for is that the kid has to take real action in order to help the cartoon figures on the screen. I find this in Dora, Diego, Umi Zoomi and Bubble Guppies very much, but where else do I find this?
What about good old fashioned Sesame Street? I haven't seen it in ages but as I child I learned how to write my name at age 2 by watching it. It's all about numbers and letters.
Or, there are about a million apps for learning if that's what you're after.....
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Multicultural living in Europe