A few weeks ago Emmy and I were invited to the CBeebies studio’s to watch to live recording of the new Justin show, unfortunately it was a little too far for us to get to so we couldn’t attend – however we are not ruling out future events when they do come up as we would love to head over to the CBeebies studio’s one day – maybe when Emmy is a little bigger due to the long drive so watch this space.
We remain to have a close relationship with the people lovely who work for CBeebies and would love to tell you about the launch of their fantastic new look website for Grown-ups. www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups
This site launched on 9th September with new features designed to make it more fun and user friendly. The website is an important part of CBeebies where grown-ups and their children can go for more information about their favourite programmes but also learn and play together.
New features will include anŒExtras section that gives a sneaky glimpse into the world of CBeebies such as interviews with the cast and crew or outtakes from favourite shows. As well as a de-cluttered, brighter look, the navigation menu will make it easier for users to find what they are looking for or what is most relevant to them.
There are three key sections: Fun Activities, Support for You and Programmes.
The ŒFun Activities section has been designed with education in mind so that children can play while secretly learning (what parent wouldn’t want that – and as a bonus it really is fun, Emmy loves it!)
It also explains more about the value of CBeebies and how its online games, stories and songs can be used to create magic moments between the grown-up and the child.
The ŒSupport For You section shows parents and carers how CBeebies content can help them deal with everyday issues from nutrition and special needs, to first days in school or nursery and safeguarding children when they are using technology. These features have been written in consultation with healthcare, special needs and Early Years experts and give advice on where to go for further information.
The ŒProgrammes section will take users through to CBeebies shows, describing what the programmes are about with a brief introduction to the characters alongside what educational value they have for children. So if you have even wondered what your children are actually learning through watching their favourite TV shows this site really is the place to go to find out.
Filters such as age, theme, moods, interests and learning areas will enable users to further break down their searches to find content specific to their child’s age or even how much time they have to spend online – great for busy Grown-ups.
While the emphasis is on fun, the content is designed to support the Early Years Foundation Scheme and help parents and carers with their child’s development.
As part of the re-vamp, Grown-ups has also launched on social media networks. There will be regular blogging on the site, which will also have links to Grown-ups’ Twitter and Facebook to give users an inside track on the latest CBeebies news. The social networks will offer exclusive content such as previews and interviews as well as interactive chats with presenters. They will also give parents and carers the opportunity to connect, chat and share their CBeebies experiences with CBeebies and one
This is mine and Emmy’s favourite section of the new website Toddlers – activities what is yours? We love the different things to make and will be trying some of those out over on Entertaining Emmy in the near future and the reciepes look delicious.
The website www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups will be fully complete by the end of September with new content and features being continually added.