Children love to watch cartoons and parents love to watch their children learning: The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends is a series that appeals to both adults and children alike. This cute cartoon series about the adventures of a curious puppy, Bimi Boo, and his diverse group of friends has been designed with child development in mind, so you can let your little one watch guilt-free. Here are just some of the benefits of the cartoon
Build on your child’s interests
Children are more motivated to learn when their interests are used as the basis for education and Bimi Boo has been designed to build on the interests and fascinations of modern children such as science, robots, gadgets, music, art, computers, space; Bimi Boo and his friends each have a specific “specialty” or field that they teach about.
Teach in a developmentally appropriate way
These cartoons are based on the leading child development methodologies by Maria Montessori, Rudolph Steiner, John Dewey, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky so you can rest assured that they are teaching your child in a way that reflects what we know about child development.
Introduce complex ideas
It’s easy to think that kids only need to be introduced to simple ideas and concepts but research shows that children are able to grasp some quite complex concepts at a younger age than we would expect. Exposure to more complex subject matter also helps to build neural connections and lay the foundations for later learning. Bimi Boo is a cartoon that tackles more difficult subjects like physics and biology in an interactive and easy-to-understand manner. Children are encouraged to engage in questioning how things happen and why things work as well as exploring concepts like friendship and kindness alongside the characters in the show.
Curiosity is a keyword in Early Childhood Education, with many child development experts recognizing and advocating for the importance of curiosity in any approach to education. The characters in The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends are portrayed as being young children themselves, and they display positive dispositions to learning, initiating it themselves through being curious and questioning. The cartoons are specially designed to trigger the curiosity of young viewers, engaging them in learning and inspiring them to carry on exploring the topic through real-life application.
Inspire children about the natural world
This cartoon has a strong focus on the outdoors and getting children inspired to explore the world; Bimi is constantly discovering the natural world in the cartoon. The group of friends learns about colors and the rainbow, electricity and lightning, meteors and stars, the water cycle and ancient civilizations all through playing outdoors. This should engage children and encourage them to go outdoors to play just like the characters they see on screen.
Children are all individuals with different traits, strengths and weaknesses, but people need to be friends with others who are different to them to build a strong community and this concept is reflected in this cartoon. The characters all have very different personalities: some are shy, some are extroverted, and some are ”nerdy” but they give a good example of how working together and getting along helps everyone to do better! This is a great value to instill in kids.
The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends isn’t a cartoon to simply put children in front of, it’s designed for parents and children to be able to watch together. Parents can enjoy watching the show just as much as children and this can help to promote further learning too as by watching together parents will know what their children have been learning about so they can extend this learning further through activities at home or outings.
We’re often warned about the dangers of too much screen time for children, and certainly, children should not be watching hours and hours of unsupervised cartoons per day, but a total ban on TV can also reduce children’s learning opportunities and exposure to new concepts and ideas. The Incredible Stories of Bimi Boo and friends finds a good middle-ground being both an enjoyable cartoon for children to watch and a tool for enriching children’s learning and development.