Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) February 13, 2011 -- BabyU can be found on http://www.babyfirsttv.com/babyu beginning February 9, 2011. Designed by early childhood education experts, BabyU was created to instill the idea that when it comes to babies and toddlers, computers can be used for more than just entertainment. BabyU aims to 1) inspire children's curiosity through introductions to numbers, language, art and music, 2) provide the first entry into the exciting world of computers, and 3) explore critical thinking skills.
We created BabyU as a safe, online destination for young children, designed to enhance the relationship between toddlers and their parents, said Sharon Rechter, Co- Founder of BabyFirst. As our culture becomes more intertwined with digital media, even the youngest of children are logging on, and we wanted to give these children - and their parents - a destination that will engage and inspire in an age-appropriate manner.
BabyUs play-based activities focus on introducing important building blocks in: Numbers and Math, Language and Vocabulary, and Art and Music. Parents and children can choose activities that focus on shapes, food, colors and more. Each activity, 5-7 minutes long, is comprised of a series of progressive components: introduction to the theme, a game, video clip, another related game and a rhymed summary.
Part of our content, such as the 'I Can Sign' show, has already been shown by an independent university research study to contribute to the learning experience of young children and is age-appropriate to the toddlers of today" said BabyFirsts educational psychologist Dr. Todd Eller, Ph.D. With BabyU, BabyFirst is making its content even more interactive. I believe this content can help get kids preschool-ready as well as enhance their learning experiences outside of the home
BabyU is a subscription-based service with an introductory price of $3.99 or an annual fee of $19.99, which includes two free BabyFirstTV DVDs (for North American residents). Existing BabyFirstTV channel subscribers pay only $1.99 per month.