CBeebies has launched the Go Explore, offering a range of games linked to the curriculum, featuring Go Jetters, Hey Duggee and The Furchester Hotel, helping youngsters to develop life skills and prepare them for primary school and beyond.
The games draw on the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum and playfully introduce topics like making good health and self-care choices, recognising and using shapes and exploring different habitats. At launch there are three games with more to be added in future. These include:
Parents can also get involved through a den area in the app, allowing them to see which games their children are playing. This gives parents an overview of what their children are interested in, enabling them to talk to their little ones about the experiences and skills they are learning. The den also includes information on how each game is linked to the curriculum.
Cheryl Taylor, Head of Content, BBC Childrens, commented: “CBeebies Go Explore is a wonderful way for children to have fun with their favourite CBeebies characters and pick up important skills. Parents have told us they want their children to learn soft skills so they can better deal with the world they’re discovering. And we know parents also want their children to learn skills that help prepare them for school and beyond. CBeebies Go Explore aims to help in both of those areas in a really fun way – built around children’s curiosity and zest for discovering new things.”
Jenny Chapman, Senior Product Manager, BBC Design & Engineering, added: “Go Explore is the latest in our range of four CBeebies apps for parents and children. We wanted to create world-class public service apps based on young children’s main areas of interest: playing, creativity, reading and stories, and pre-school learning. It’s a fantastic addition to join CBeebies Playtime Island, Storytime and Get Creative, and we hope parents and little ones will enjoy exploring with some of their favourite CBeebies characters.”
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