teaches kids how to teach. The game is designed for children to help
"teach" the animal what they themselves would be learning, such as
vocabulary development. You can feed the animals, put them to sleep and
play with them.
If you would like to download Jim Henson's Chatter Zoo ($1.99, iPad/iPhone), please support us by clicking on our link:
"IT’S EMPOWERING TO BE IN CHARGE
The big idea of Chatter Zoo is
simple. The kids at home, who are just a little bit older than the zoo
babies, get to “take care of” the zoo babies and “teach” them the very
skills that they are in the final stages of mastering. In the same way
that toddlers love to play “mom” or “dad” to their dolls and stuffed
animals, the viewer gets to be the teacher instead of the learner.
offers them a sense of pride and accomplishment while simultaneously
reinforcing the skills they are modeling. Just like adults, little kids
love to be the one in the know. This show gives them that opportunity
along with the feeling of competency that comes with it.
IT’S GREAT TO PLAY AND LEARN
Zoo is an interactive experience from start to finish. Behind all of
this interaction is a curriculum that supports vocabulary acquisition
and early language building. The zoo babies need your help to learn lots
of skills, but in order to do this, they must first master the most
important skill of all -- how to talk!
Each part of the app
focuses on a few key words. In every story, the characters use the key
words, and then repeat them in a simple song form at the end. The learn
and play activities allow the child to interact with objects and learn
their names while playing with the babies.
IT FEELS GOOD TO BE ADORED
zoo babies have a very joyful relationship with the audience at home.
Through Direct Address, they communicate with the viewer in order to
play with them and to learn from them. The babies also think the viewer
is their best, best friend. The characters in Chatter Zoo are not only
adorable, they also have a unique relationship with their young audience
– they need YOU!"