|Iris the Happy Professor DVD|
Making Science Fun!
If you have kids, you likely also have a fairly large selection of children's DVDs. I'm not sure how they multiply like they do, but one day there are none in the house, and the next thing you know there are more than you can remember without looking! Some are good, some are so-so, and some are favorites of you but not your child (or vice versa!). When you find one that both you and the kids agree on, and it's educational too, that's worth a virtual high five. IRIS the Happy Professor gets the High-5!
|This is Iris. He is happy to teach pre-schoolers (and beyond) about Science.|
For this DVD series, Fraggle Rock puppets were brought in (one of my husband's favorite shows), and lessons about Science are taught via a fun loving puppet professor with an oversized bow tie. We received Volume 3 (there are three volumes) which covered such topics as fruits & vegetables, the Earth and sky, and minerals. Though this show is intended for pre-schoolers, my 6-yr. old loved it and learned quite a bit as well, especially about Minerals! He already knew some of the lessons taught, but he did not know chalk was a mineral, and he was delighted to learn it (he has an easel with a chalk board on one side, so the information was relevant).
Grandma and Grandpa came over for dinner tonight, and he shared some of his vital new information with them while we were eating.
It's fun to watch him get so excited about learning. It's especially fun to see him getting excited about Science. There's a stigma sometimes attached to the subject as being either boring or difficult. I don't think it has to be either! Science offers a lot of fun, relevant information, and it lends itself very nicely to hands-on application, which almost all kids love (it's fun to experiment).
|A screen shot from the Minerals segment of the DVD|
I thought IRIS the Happy Professor was an excellent DVD, and my son did too. It's also a movie you can watch time and again and keep learning something new each time that you put it on. The run time is 87 minutes, but it's broken down into smaller segments for each lesson (perfect for those with either a long attention span, or those who prefer a movie dose in much smaller time chunks).
You can learn more about IRIS the Happy Professor by visiting Organa. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or subscribe to their YouTube channel.
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