Planet Echo: A Great Way to Teach Your Kids About Our Planet
Monday, February 14, 2011
Planet Echo is a television series that aims to teach our children some important lessons relating to Canada's natural environment, sustainability and Aboriginal history and culture. Join the Clement Brothers Chuck and Andy as they take you on an educational adventure and highlight all the wonderful things that are being done to protect, celebrate and nurture our environment. Airing on APTN, Planet Echo features a variety of segments including "Did You Know" stories that celebrate people, places and things that are making a positive change in our world, "Pick and Flick" segments that feature the slapstick humour of the "greenest greenies", and "Animal Tracks" which highlights some of Canada's coolest animals. You can also watch these segments online at myplanetecho.com. I viewed a short Animal Track segment and was surprised to learn that the beaver can stay underwater for 15 minutes. The video includes real footage, fun music and cool visuals to attract your kids' attention. Aimed at kids aged 7-12, the site also offers a free membership and awards Echo Points as you explore the site with your child. It's a safe and positive environment for you to explore, learn and enjoy together. It is such a great site, that I'm hoping that, in the future, they will also consider including a teacher's corner as well. This is definitely a worthwhile resource for parents and teachers alike.
Disclosure: I received a gift card as a thank you for participating. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Diana is a mother of two children and works as an elementary French teacher in Toronto, Ontario. Launched in 2006, her blog Toronto Teacher Mom features articles on her family's adventures as well as reviews on the latest and greatest. When she isn't busy blogging, cleaning or playing with the kids, you can find her standing on her head, riding a bike or sharing crafts on dianasdesigns.ca.