University of Early Childhood Development - UOECD.com
University of Early Childhood Development - UOECD.com
Creating first cartoon animation learning portal targeting Early Childhood Development Education needs of parents & kids from 0-8 age
Creating first cartoon animation learning portal targeting Early Childhood Development Education needs of parents & kids from 0-8 age Read more
Farid Premani an educationalist, TED speaker, author and a corporate trainer came out with a unique idea which was researched and prototyped with more than 200 parents and Montessori schools to bring animation based learning content targeting kids from 0-8 years of age and their parents. Just for a basic monthly subscription a month you can self-learn and grow in not for profit 501c(3) IRS organization. We are planning to grow our trained ECD teachers and animation experts to develop something which is what Kids LOVE. Yes, it's animation and games based learning.
University of Early Childhood Development (UOECD.com) is the first cartoon-based animation portal catering to the learning requirements of kids aged from 1 to 8. It provides a wide range of videos which are educative in many ways, for example providing kids with knowledge about food, the daily life of a normal person, fun necessities and much more, all in an easy-to-digest format powered by cartoons. To boost their cognitive, physical, sensory, motor learning, career building, nature orientation learning till the age of 8 where he learns up to 210% as per today's research. Hence its the most important age bracket for anyone to groom.
Being able to learn about drawing, singing, and nature is something essential for children, but many times it’s just not enough to explain them all about it. Kids understand best by observing these things by themselves, especially if they are in a simple format such as cartoons. Furthermore, children can best relate and integrate into the storyline if they are accompanied by an adult or another kid, so it’s recommended for them to follow this format.
On the aforementioned portal parents, can also discover videos aimed at their ECD needs so that they can understand how to deal with different unexpected situations that can occur in the lift of an infant. For example, if your child cries at all times and clasp the hand down, it can mean that he is hungry. On the other hand, if the child has a hard time concentrating, it can mean that he or she needs to sleep. It’s well known that kids need 11+ hours of sleep on a normal day, so parents need to conform to this rule. These facts, as well as other aspects related to nutrition, sleep, and fun, are explained via easy-to-understand videos.
Coping with a child who has a hard time concentrating
It’s well known the fact that some children can concentrate on different aspects harder than others. This doesn’t mean that they necessarily have an attention deficit, but they could simply need more entertaining and action compared to the regular ones. In this case, researchers, have developed different add-ons such as fidget spinners and tick boxes that can keep them busy.
However, in addition to the ones mentioned above, cartoons and videos have also been deemed as relaxing for kids. They tend to pay more attention and relax when around this type of content, especially if they think it’s interesting. Thus, it can be a good idea to allow your kid to watch at least 1-2 hours of cartoons per day since he can learn different handy aspects from these videos and relax at the same time. However, as a good parent, one also needs to pay attention to the child and see if he or she is hungry or thirsty.
Improving vocabulary and learning new languages
Cartoons have been deemed to have many positive effects on the brain of a child. Most notably, they allow children to extend vocabulary since they hear new words being pronounced and often explained with the aid of images. Some kids also prefer to ask their parents about the meaning of certain words after watching cartoons. Another aspect worthy to be mentioned here is related to the learning of new languages through animations and videos. For instance, children above 4 can particularly benefit from a cartoon in which most of the audio is in English yet contains some Spanish or French expressions as well. If Tom asks one of his cat friends “Que Pasa?” many times while the other one replies “Nothing, boss!”, then the kid will naturally learn this expression. It has been proven that the best way to learn a new language and its secrets are done while being young.
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Cartoons are often a source of inspiration for kids who are tempted to copy the actions and practices of their favorite characters. Thus, if they see Spider-Man web-slinging around the city and talking in an empowering manner, they will be tempted to copy his style around the house. And this aspect only boosts their confidence, while parents can have fun along with the kids.
Children can also get new ideas by watching certain types of content and will be willing to share them with others or even put them into practice if they are not too dangerous. For instance, if kids see the different types of rocks explained in a video, next time they go into a natural park and see some rocks sprinkled around, they will be tempted to go ahead and analyze them, all while making friends with other kids.
Developing a healthy parent-children relationship
By watching cartoons and videos together as well discussing them, parents spend time with their kids. And there is numerous evidence that the time spent alongside children in early ages can help them develop harmoniously and learn things faster compared to kids who don’t benefit from time with their parents. Thus, for those who want to have morally balanced and healthy children, spending time together is a must. So, why not does it while watching some pieces of educative content together and drinking a glass of milk? It can prove to be beneficial both for the parents as well as for the little ones.
Enhancing imagination and creativity
The brain deals with thousands of different processes every second, especially when we are small and grow up. Thus, in this process, we need to give the brain only the best materials possible, in a package that is easy to digest. Cartoons and short videos can prove to be quite beneficial in this regard, since they sparkle the leads of imagination and allow kids to put themselves in the skin of different characters (e.g. Batman, Spider-Man), or faces them with different situations (e.g. being trapped and finding routes to escape, seeing new types of plants growing, etc.). There is not something universal that kids can watch and become instant geniuses, so they need to be faced with different types of content that can stimulate their imagination. Content can be further customized by appealing to the gender of kids (e.g. girls may like cartoons facing girl meetings and classy aspects, while boys may be more attracted to the action side). However, there are types of content that everyone can find fruitful and stimulating but animation based is something that really a child and their parents love to get to next level.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks because its already researched (need based) idea prototypes gathering funds from personal, friends and family. To take this to next level with an aim to reach 4000+ content by 2020 we need to expand our animation house and ECD trainer, teachers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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