The Wonders of the Day will help you find learning moments in everyday life.
Wonderopolis is a free online learning tool that can help develop background knowledge, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension.
Each day there is a new wonder, with a video, suggestions for doing an activity, new vocabulary words, and links to additional resources. Check out Wonderopolis every day for a new wonder.
When you watch a video on Wonderopolis, ask your children about what they are seeing and hearing. Is it strange? Funny? Amazing? What about the video makes it those things?
Look for ways to connect the Wonder of the Day to children's lives. Do they have their own experiences with something they've seen in a video? Ask them to tell you about their experiences or share your own.
One way to build "media literacy" is to get in the habit of asking questions about media: What do you think might happen next? Who is telling the story? What does this video want me to look at or think?
Children are exposed to a lot of media - TV shows, video games, apps, websites, interactive toys. Helping children to understand ideas and concepts in media is a way of developing "media literacy."
Media literacy is an extension of "traditional" literacy skills, but it allows children and adults to "read" all forms of media.
Building media literacy is a way of promoting critical thinking that can be used in other aspects of children's lives, and contribute to successful school habits.
- For Ages
- 4-5 years
- Time Required
- 10 min
- Average Rating