Peep and the Big Wide World, the Emmy Award-winning series that teaches STEM to an early childhood audience, has an all-new series of free digital apps in Spanish and English—along with extensive supports for educators who work directly with families.
Research shows that media can enhance children’s learning—especially when used with an adult and as a springboard for hands-on exploration. The new apps help families use educational technology at home in positive ways early in their child’s learning.
PEEP Family Science was developed by WGBH and researchers from the Education Development Center. It was tested over a period of two years with nearly 200 diverse families from two long-established home visiting programs, HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) and AVANCE. This research revealed that parents and educators found the apps engaging, easy-to-use, and fun. Parents also reported their children absorbed new science skills and concepts and loved the videos and science activities.