What is Peep? Narrated by comedienne and mother of two Joan Cusack, Peep is an Emmy award-winning series that teaches preschoolers about science through the adventures of Peep, a newly hatched chick, Chirp, a smart and sassy robin, and Quack, an irascible, endearing duck. Each half-hour episode contains two animated stories highlighting specific science or math concepts, plus two live-action segments of real kids exploring science and math in everyday places. To quote Joan “I’ve learned that just because you’re four or five years old and still using a sippy cup doesn’t mean you’re not a scientist… I love this show!”
Me too, Joan! And TOF and his best buds love it as much as I do.
Here are some awesome everyday science activities from the website that you can do with kids while it’s still Summer:
- Tracing Shadows – See if you can catch your shadow on a sunny day.
- Making Things Bigger – Explore the world through the eyes of a child, and a magnifying glass!
- Bathtub Boats – Ahoy Matey! Make some boats for the bathtub and see what floats.
- Exploring Sixth Sense – Rely on your other senses by exploring the world blindfolded.
- Making Parachutes – Who doesn’t love parachutes? Not us. Here’s how to make one!