As educators are seeking engaging ways to help parents and kids with learning from home, this magically entertaining show for learning letters and letter sounds starts on YouTube.
Designed with early learners in mind, Alive Studios created The Zoo Crew Alphabet Show using the same mind-boggling technology they offer to classrooms. Cynthia B. Kaye hosts the show along with my zany friend, Gerdy Giraffe (a puppet character played by Faith DeWerd, one of their Training Coaches).
Each episode introduces a zoo animal, a letter, and letter sounds using 3D Augmented Reality technology. Some of the shows include a “Come Alive Surprise,” which allows children to use a mobile device to scan an image shown in the show and bring the day’s animal into their home. The free Journals alive™ mobile app is compliments of Alive Studios and works on most tablets and smartphones. This interactive experience breaks new ground in distance learning and presents endless possibilities for young children. The shows also include the reading of an original short rhyming story that teaches a social-emotional growth skill. These stories can be downloaded and printed for kids to read and color at home.
Alive Studios has posted several episodes and will be adding two new ones each week. They post on Wednesdays and Fridays on their YouTube Channel – Alive Studios Zoo. The Zoo Crew Alphabet Show will remain on YouTube indefinitely for all to enjoy. “So what does an early education company do when the world shuts down? Create an online kids’ show!” laughed Kaye.
“Since we started Alive Studios six years ago, it’s been a dream to make an educational kids’ TV show,” stated Cynthia B. Kaye, CEO and Chief Zoo Keeper of Alive Studios. “During the hustle of normal business activity, we weren’t ever able to dedicate the required time and effort to realize that dream,” added Kaye.
With schools being temporarily closed, educating children at home presents new challenges. Many companies are trying to figure out new and creative ways to help these children and their parents as we wait for the country to open again. This is exactly what Alive Studios has done. They have taken their engaging programs for the classroom and have created magical learning experiences on YouTube for kids at home.
About Alive Studios
Alive Studios is a software developer that creates mind-boggling learning experiences to increase student engagement. Students are motivated and inspired as they interact with 26 virtual zoo
animals while learning the essential fundamentals of reading and math. Alive Studios’ programs use a technology called augmented reality (3D without glasses) to bring lessons to life. For more information about Alive Studios and their mission to win literacy, visit AliveStudiosZoo.com.
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