Yes, says a recently released study focused on how toddlers use technology. Now, finally, parents who share their love for the latest technology with their young children can shake off any guilt and continue to play and learn. Naturally, no one is going to suggest that babies and toddlers spend entire days playing Angry Birds. However quality screen time (like the games and activities we provide at KneeBouncers) for the very young can be an additional tool for learning.
At KneeBouncers, this debate has been part of our internal discussion for years and we’ve been surprised at how slowly some larger institutions have been to recognize the benefits of ‘screen’ interaction. It’s been obvious to us, and probably to you as well, that today’s little ones are part of a different world. Technology is, and most likely will always be an important part of their lives. As parents, you too, especially if you’re reading this, clearly see technology as an important part of your child’s development.
At KneeBouncers, we strive to provide parents with quality content that they can share with their children. Our name “KneeBouncers” says it all, the “knee” we’re referring to is yours, and the ‘bouncers’ are your kids! KneeBouncers!
Though we’ve always been very confident in our own observations, it is comforting that studies are now supporting what we already knew. Parents, you can rest a little easier letting your children play with age-appropriate games, apps and video. Be selective and as always – everything in moderation.
Now that you know there’s nothing to feel guilty about – lets play!
Babies are surprising little creatures that will never cease to amaze us. At KneeBouncers, we strive to understand how babies and toddlers – learn and play. But even after 10 years of studying their development, we still get surprised by the new things we learn in the process.
Here are 11 fun and amazing facts about babies:
A baby born in May is heavier than babies born in other months!
They can’t cry. This is not say they can’t be loud, but technically speaking there are no tears until they are about 3 weeks old.
When born, babies do not have kneecaps!
Your baby shares their birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
Babies are born with very poor vision but can recognize their mothers almost right away.
Reading to your baby is important! Reading to your child at any age will increase their knowledge. (Try reading “Who Says Moo?”!)
Children laugh on average 300 times a day, adults only 60.
A baby’s strongest sense is smell and they can recognize their mothers by scent alone.
Babies learn sign language before they can talk. They learn the meaning of waving
goodbye, hugging and kissing long before they can speak.
Babies are born with all the brain cells (aka neurons) they’ll ever have.
Affection and connection with your baby make their brain bigger.
Hi All, we hope everyone is well. Do you know Robert Hitz? Robert is a classically trained world class pianist. He is also the artist and friend who created phenomenal music for our show.
We love what he has done.
There is no dialogue in The KneeBouncers Show as we wanted it to be accessible to everyone. So it was extremely important that music help us communicate. We could have settled for something less, but the wonderful thing about Robert is that not only has he broken down language barriers, but age barriers too. We feel his skill at playing and composing can be appreciated by the very young and old alike.
Please have a look (and listen!) to one of my favorite segments – “Sammy Dreams: Undersea Adventure”. Thank you and have a wonderful day.
**Update** You can now enjoy all 20 episodes of The KneeBouncers Show right here or as always on Baby First TV!
Hello KneeBouncers Friends! On Thursday March 20th there will be a photo contest where the 3 most voted for photos will be shown on TV! Freddy the Brave Little Bear likes to show photos of his friends. We’re looking for 3 cute pictures of little ones, aged 6 months – 4 years, that Freddy can show. The public will determine the 3 winners.
It has been too long since we’ve shared something exciting with our friends and fans. Today, we think we’ll make up for that.
KneeBouncers is coming to TV.
That’s right, and we are thrilled!
KneeBouncers Proudly Presents: The KneeBouncers Show
The process of crafting a TV show is already well under way and though, as you can imagine, it’s a big job, we are enjoying the heck out of it.
It’s fun, because we really get to let our imaginations go. This is great for little kids because not only are we addressing academic fundamentals, but we’re doing it in a way that we hope will impart a sense of wonder and joy towards learning and the world around them. The KneeBouncers Show, along with our 50+ apps, will help parents foster creative, well-rounded minds. We continue to stress the importance of “Playing with Purpose”.
The KneeBouncers Show has become a reality through our partnership with BabyFirst TV. BabyFirst is a television network focused on delivering quality content to babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Over 81 million homes now have BFTV as part of their television lineup and we are proud that The KneeBouncers Show is part of it.
The KneeBouncers Show will debut in May 2014.
Thank you everyone for letting us share our exciting news and for being the most important part of what we do.
It happens to every toddler playing on the iPad. One minute everything is fine, the child is happily playing their favorite game (we will assume it’s KneeBouncers’ Great Play with Purpose app), and the next, they have navigated to the home page and are not at all happy about it.
Now you can disable the iPad Home button and keep your child safely on their favorite app or video, no matter where your little one may tap. Just follow these steps and you’ll be in control.
Go to Settings
Then to General
Scroll down to Accessibility
Click Guided Access under Learning, switch to On.
You can set your passcode here, or you can wait.
Go to whichever video or App that you want to control.
Triple Click the Home button in that video or App.
You can designate an area of the screen that you do not want to be touched by circling that area.
The Home bottom and Sleep buttons will be disabled by default.
Just triple click the Home button again to exit the Guided Access.