PEEP and the Big Wide World is a preschool science series on public television that celebrates being curious and the joy of discovery. Young viewers join Peep, a newly hatched chicken, and his friends Chirp and Quack on all their wide-eyed adventures -- from discovering shadows to investigating seeds. PEEP is a FREE, bilingual website (Spanish and English) offering six units of STEM curriculum and professional development training online. For more games, video's and resources go to, http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/en/
When given time, space, and interesting materials, preschool children consistently engage in hands-on play that builds their understanding of how the world works, like making shadows on a wall, or watching water drip from a faucet. This forms the foundation on which later science understanding is developed. The Peep approach to preschool science exploration is built on the following developmental principles: 1. Young children learn from direct contact with objects 2. Children connect different experiences to form ideas about how things work. 3. Preschoolers are immersed in their own (limited) perspectives 4. Children like to exert control over their environment.
PEEP has won numerous awards, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Writing in Animation, Parents' Choice Gold and Silver Awards, Gemini Award, Gold World Medal from the New York Festival, Award of Excellence from the Alliance for Children and Television, and more.
PEEP and the Big Wide World premiered in 2004 and has been funded by the National Science Foundation since then.
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