Braincandy DVDs teach children about how we explore our world using the 5 senses. Aimed at kids ages 6 months to 4 years, the musical, live-action programs depict children using their senses in fun and creative ways. The DVDs also feature puppets - a brain, hand, mouth, ear, nose, and eyes - which demonstrate the functions of the sensory organs they depict. The series is unique in its focus on teaching kids about the senses, and the high-quality movies are effective in both educating young kids about the senses and in inspiring them to explore the world around them.
Braincandy: My Five Senses portrays children using their five senses to explore the world around them. The DVD provides an excellent introduction to the five senses and sensory organs, but more importantly, it shows kids that learning can be exciting and fun. Ideally, after watching the Braincandy overview and corresponding 5 senses DVDs, children will want to use their senses to similarly experiment with the world around them. In this way, Braincandy supports the natural wonder that all kids have within, and the curriculum encourages open-ended, scientific learning. Kids at home can do some of the same activites they see the children on the Braincandy DVDs doing in order to experiment with their own senses first-hand.
2. See My World
Bruce Brain and Ivy Eyes guide kids through a beautiful world of colors and fun in See My World. The DVD shows viewing children that eyes help us see, and there are all kinds of eyes as well as all kinds of things to see. Some things are far away and harder to see, and some things are fun to look at up close. See My World shows kids how they can use their eyes to see things that are big and small or near and far
How does a piece of fruit smell? How about cold cereal? Viewing children watch as kids on TV use their sense of smell to learn all about the world around them. Not only does the DVD help kids learn about their noses in a colorful and fun way, but it also gives parents great ideas for smelling games to play at home. Whether kids take part in a "smelling bee" or compare the noses on different types of animals, they are learning to be little scientists by exploring and drawing conclusions about the world around them.
Kids know that we use our hands to touch, but toes and lips can feel too. Touch My World helps kids understand the ways in which our sense of touch helps us gain information about the world around us. Something that feels cold and round could be a grape, and something that feels fluffy might be a stuffed animal. Help kids get hands-on experience with their sense of touch by watching the DVD and then letting them try some of the activities at home. To start with, you can give your child a hug - that always feels good!