Look! Listen! Learn! Song for Children

 

What is the best way to learn? By looking and listening to the world around you! This fun educational song focuses on the importance of keeping an open mind and looking at the big picture! Look around in all seven directions to see the world from all perspectives to see the big picture.

Talk to others and engage in discussions, everyone views things differently! That doesn’t mean that your wrong or they’re wrong, every observation is slightly different and we can learn from all views.

The song makes reference to two short stories about how only seeing one point of view makes you miss the big picture and the dangers of being ignorant. An old parable from India The Blind men and the Elephant and an ancient fable from China The Frog of The Well (stories below) feature characters that only have one point of view and refuse to believe or listen to others.

          “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye 

We believe this is a very important lesson to teach a child because so often as adults we miss the big picture and assume our views are always right. We need to have an open mind, hear others perspectives, learn to be present in order to see the big picture!


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Look! To the right! To the left! Look to the front! Look to the back!  

Look up! Look down! and look inward!  In all 7 directions.

And then listen and you will learn.

About your situation and about yourself!

And you’ll become smart! And you’ll become wise!

In time, you will be able to hear what you see, and see what you hear.

Blind people can’t see but they can look all around them,

And then listen and learn!

It’s very important to see the whole scene,

The big picture!

You can get it very wrong if all you see is a small part.

Like the frog sitting at the bottom of a dry well looking up to the sky. 

Like the blind man feeling the limb of an elephant.  

Is it a tree

Or stroking the tail of the elephant.  

Is it a broom?

Look! Listen! And Learn!

And you’ll become smart! And you’ll become wise!

Thank Goodness

We can Look, Listen and Learn! Even when we may not be able to see.


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Once a turtle lost its way in the ocean and found himself in a tiny well.

Inside the well, the turtle found a frog and they started talking.

The turtle asked, “Have you ever seen an ocean? Do you know how big it is?”

The frog said, “No. How big is it?”

“It’s very, very big”, the turtle replied.

The frog stretches its arms wide and asks, “This big?”

“No, bigger than this.”

The frog stretches its arms wider and asks, “This big?”

“No no, a lot bigger than this”

“Then it must be from there,” the frog said while pointing to one wall of the well, “to there”, pointing to the opposite wall. “After all, this is how big the world is.”

The turtle said, “No, the ocean is a lot bigger than this.”

“You’re lying. How can anything be bigger than this? This is the whole world after all.”

Neither the turtle nor frog is lying. It’s just that the frog is too narrow-minded to believe that there may be a bigger picture than what he sees and thinks.

The Frog of the Well ~ Zhuāng Zǐ


 

The Blind Men and the Elephant ~ John Godfrey Saxe

 It was six men of Indostan
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Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

The First approached the Elephant, 
And happening to fall

Against his broad and sturdy side,
At once began to bawl:
“God bless me!—but the Elephant
Is very like a wall!”

The Second, feeling of the tusk,
Cried: “Ho!—what have we here
So very round and smooth and sharp?
To me ‘t is mighty clear
This wonder of an Elephant
Is very like a spear!”

The Third approached the animal,
And happening to take
The squirming trunk within his hands,
Thus boldly up and spake:

“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a snake!”

The Fourth reached out his eager hand,
And felt about the knee.
“What most this wondrous beast is like
Is mighty plain,” quoth he;
“‘T is clear enough the Elephant
Is very like a tree!”

The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
Said: “E’en the blindest man
Can tell what this resembles most;
Deny the fact who can,
This marvel of an Elephant
Is very like a fan!”

The Sixth no sooner had begun
About the beast to grope,
Than, seizing on the swinging tail
That fell within his scope,
“I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant
Is very like a rope!”

And so these men of Indostan
Disputed loud and long,
Each in his own opinion
Exceeding stiff and strong,
Though each was partly in the right,
And all were in the wrong!

MORAL.

So, oft in theologic wars
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen!

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How to Pick a Children’s Educational App

With all the advancements in technology, it only seems natural to slowly introduce your child to electronics. The best way to ease a child into learning technology would be by giving them educational apps to play. Not only do they experience new technology but they also inherit many more educational benefits. 

Four Tips for choosing Children’s Educational apps! 

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When children are interested in something, they become excited about learning. Find an app that engages your child and encourages them to push further and incite excitement in education. Find apps with a variety of learning experiences like art, maths or sciences. Discovering something new and having many different ways of learning is a great asset in an app to ensure a child doesn’t become bored. App series often have the same set of characters in each app, but new gameplay and lessons available. Series are a great way for children to connect, learn and grow with characters like Dora, or Clifford. 

Join the fun!

It is proven that children learn more when their parents partake in their education. This starts with selecting an app for your child. Many of your children’s favorite characters have been made into educational apps, so that’s a great place to start!

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Play along with them, when first purchasing the app run through the app with them. This not only lets you review the app, ensuring they are learning at their level and content you would approve of, but also squeezes in some good quality family time

Take turns with who gets to control the screen and select the next level. Children look up to you and if they see you having fun learning they are likely to mimic you!
            


Read reviews and stick to the age range 


Is the app right for your child and what they can do? Not all 4-year-olds are created equal, so different apps will appeal to different children at different times. 

Ask yourself, is this a skill or storyline my child is capable of following right now?

Touch screen technology is a significant advancement in technology for young children – it’s easy and intuitive for kids to navigate.  For pre-readers, make sure there are audio cues and not just words on a screen.

Talk to other parents about the apps their children enjoy, and why.  Ask them if you can test their app before you buy it for your child.

Review ratings and reviews – by other parents, and on sites like Common Sense Media – and look at the apps that have received Parent’s Choice awards. 

Sort out the marketer’s 

Many apps labeled “lite” or “free” often try and make their money through other sources such as annoying ads, virtual items, virtual currency or links to other app downloads. This can become very frustrating to the child who wants to play and the parent being harassed to pay. When buying an app look at the store listing, they will usually say in-app purchases or ads. It is recommended you play through the app once to see what these purchase are and if the ads are age appropriate. Some children’s “free” games are designed as previews and later require a subscription to gain further content. 

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25 Fun Christmas Facts

1. Have you received a fun creative Christmas card? These lovely letters of good wishes
originated in England and were first sent in the 1840s.

Christmas_0001_Layer-32. It takes around 15 years for a Christmas Tree to grow to 6-8 Feet. There are about 30-35 million Christmas trees planted every year.

3. The tallest Decorated Christmas Tree ever displayed was in Seattle in 1950. It was 221 feet tall!

4. Christmas Trees are also called Yule Tress.

5. Traditional colours for Christmas are red, green and gold. They represent eternal life, the blood of Jesus and royalty. 

6. The carol “Jingle Bells” was originally written for Thanksgiving as a way to commemorate the famed Medford sleigh races.

7. On December 16, 1965, Jingle Bells was the first song to be broadcast from space.

Christmas_0000_Layer-28. Have you sent a letter to Santa Claus? In the United States, all letters addressed to Santa go to Santa Claus, Indiana. 

9. In Japan is it tradition to eat KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) for Christmas. Orders must be placed two months in advance.

Christmas_0007_16610. Why do we say “X-mas”? We use the abbreviation X-mas because of an ancient tradition. X is a Greek letter “chi” which is a short form for the word “Christ” in Greek.

11.  1 In 3 men waits until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping.

12. The two days before Christmas are the busiest shopping days of the year. Even busier than Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

13.  In 1980, the must-have toy for Christmas was a 2$ Rubik’s cube. Quite the difference compared to the top sellers in 2017; Hatchimals, fingerlings, fidget spinners and Nintendo switches.

14. One of the most iconic Christmas characters in Central Europe is a character named Krampus. A Demon that wanders the streets with chains and bells looking for naughty children.

15. In the early 1900’s, when Christmas lights were the newest trend. Many people would rent rather than purchase the lights because they were so expensive. A lit tree in the early 1900’s was very much a status symbol.

16. Americans purchase and send 1.6 Billion Christmas cards every holiday season.

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17. Candy canes were originally created in Germany and were moulded into a J shape for Jesus. The red stripe wrapped around the cane symbolizes the blood of Christ.

18. Since Dennys Restaurants in the United States were originally designed to be open 24/7, their buildings were built without locks. This was an issue because in 1988 they decided to close the stores for Christmas Day for the first time!

19.  Coca-Cola was the first company to use the image of Santa Claus for promotion during the holiday season in 1950.

Christmas_0006_Layer-120. The statue of Liberty was a Christmas present from the French to the United States, in 1886. It is considered to be the largest Christmas present in the world, weighing 225 tons. 

21. Christmas dinners in Italy can last for more than 4 hours. Most Italian families have more than 7 courses for Christmas dinner.

22. Scientists calculated that Santa and his Reindeer would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.

23. The tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.

24. The first Christmas crackers – a traditional festive favourite – were made around 1845-1850 by a London sweet maker called Tom Smith.

25. The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (he was the first Christian Roman Emperor). A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on the 25th of December.

 

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Music For Children! Mobile App

Music and Musical Instruments for Children is an Interactive, AR-enabled Fun Learning App for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, letting your Children understand the Music, learn about and Play with Musical Instruments, and experience the musical sounds of Nature.

Music for Children goes through the 5W’s of music: 

What is Music?
Who makes Music?
Where can we find Music?
When do you listen to Music?
Why is Music essential?

From listening to birds chirping or playing with different instruments like piano, violin, drums, and guitar, experiencing the musical tunes from all around the world, a guessing game (based on music played by different instruments and produced by nature), a DJ table (for composing the music), and some fun questions to portray the importance of Music in one’s life are some of the features which your Child could experience within this app.

KEY FEATURES: 

-Augmented reality instruments with sound effects
– Interactive games
– 20+ English words to learn
-Ad-free, no in-app purchases
-Real life-based visuals

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Each episode we try to promote some of the UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). We intend to incorporate Quality Education and Reduce Inequalities.

  • By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care, and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
  • By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or another status.

We believe by creating free educational apps for children available on all platforms and around the world, we can reach children in need of education. Children that may not have access to instruments, reading, and other materials can learn and experience it through our applications. Knowledge is power by giving children the tools to learn we can empower them to achieve all their dreams and create a better world.

For more fun education apps check out W5Go.com and follow us on social media to get up-to-date app & video releases!

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Thank You 50K!

Big thank you to all our fans we’ve reached 50,000 Downloads across all our apps and platforms!

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What is W5Go?

W5Go is a project for social edification created by Ecocarrier. W5Go aims to encompass as many of the United Nations Sustainable Development goals as possible with every episode we release. Our goal is to create a large collection of immersive educational applications that are available to everyone.

Throughout the applications, we aim to help children learn English, by teaching 20+ words in every application. The best way to learn a language is through immersion, we introduce English through voice-over, graphics and text.   All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

We have recently launched a youtube channel full of wonderful educational songs that your child will love!

All of our episodes are created for children aged 4-12. With bright colourful and graphics, we want children to learn English and simples concepts such as proper hygiene, through a fun interactive environment. We want to encourage children to use their imagination, explore and have fun while learning!

We believe that any topic can be taught to a child, by simply breaking it down into the five W’s (Who, What, Where, When and Why).  We want to encourage children to always ask the five W’s. When they question how things work and ask “why not” or “what if” they are constantly learning and embracing creativity. In all of our episodes, we go through the five W’s and let the child guess what the answers could be before explaining.

Why AR/ VR Technology?

Imagination_IconW5Go focuses on creating virtual environments for children to learn, explore and use their imagination in the safety of their own home.  With so many advancements in technology is it important for children to have an even balance of traditional learning and new mobile learning.

Our applications are VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) enabled. Since this technology is becoming such a large part of everyday life, experiencing this technology from a young age is very beneficial, and our applications are meant to complement a child’s traditional education.

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What advantages does W5GO™ offer?

Resourcefulness – it is a properly researched selection of essential information on important topics for the upbringing of a child

Availability – the information and learning materials are readily available to the child on demand with the use of a Smartphone

Evolution – W5Go Project subscribes to the Wiki notion for collaborative development. Teachers and specialists in child education are invited to give us feedback and to contribute to the development of W5Go Project.

Currently, we have 14 applications available across several platforms. All are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and have no in-app purchases.  Our vision is to create 100 episodes “Chapters” of W5Go so that children everywhere have the chance to learn English and experience AR/VR technology.

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Our lessons: 

Imagination:  What is imagination? Explore what inventions have been created by a spark of imagination! Ignite your imagination by asking What if? and Why Not?

Forest Venture through a virtual forest where you will learn about; seasons, sounds, animals, colours, photosynthesis, and hemispheres.

Greetings:  Explore the world in VR/AR. Learn basic formal and informal greetings from around the world, time of day greetings and experience other cultures.

Books & Reading:  There are many different kinds of books, learn the different genres of books, basic spelling and go on a choose your own storybook adventure.

Music:  What makes music? Learn about instruments, notes and where music can come from.

Colour:  Learn about the primary colours, the colours of the rainbow, what colours are used for, how light makes colour and when we want to be colourful.

Time: This episode you will learn how to tell time, what we use the time for and the general concept of time.

Digits:  Learn digits from 1-10 and multiples of 10-100.

Applus: Interactive math game. Gather the apples to reach the targeted number.

AR Dollhouse:  Stylize your own AR Dollhouse. Learn basic organizational skills, where to place objects within a house.

Water:  Learn what makes water (H2O), where we find water, who uses water and the importance of water.

Addition & Subtraction:  Basic addition and subtraction with numbers 1-10. Uses fun interactive examples such as cupcakes as visual aids to help see the addition and subtraction.

Noise: Discover what noise is and how your ears are affected by it.

Dialogue: What is dialogue?  This episode features a conversation with grandparents who will teach them about the importance of hygiene.


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14 Free W5Go Mobile Apps for Children

Imagination!

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Fire up your imagination with this fun inspiriting song that teaches the 5 W’s. and the importance of asking questions, pushing boundaries with What if? and Why not?

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Forest!

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Venture into virtual forests, discovering what creates a forest, who lives in a forest, the sounds of a forest and the basics of photosynthesis. Identify seasons, trees and plants. Follow footprints to find out who makes them and what sounds they make.
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Greetings

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Learning about culture and diversity is very important in this rapidly growing world. Teaching your child with friendly greetings in other languages will give them the knowledge of how to welcome others from different cultures.

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Books & Reading

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Explore the Who, What, Where, When and Why’s of reading! In this interactive mobile app, your child will learn all about all the different kinds of books and reading materials available

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Water 

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Learn about Water, its sources and states, the importance of Water and even about its chemical formula i.e. H2O. Regular intake of Water, Causes of Dehydration, and Results of Extreme Dehydration.

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Music 

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Interactive AR/VR app that focuses on the 5W’s of music and how we make music. Have fun and make your own songs with instruments in AR.

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AR DollHouse

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Become familiar with furniture/household items and their correct placements within the Dollhouse. Place household goods/furniture correctly, e.g. “Stove” has to be placed within the kitchen, “Bed” has to be placed in the bedroom and so on.

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Applus+

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A simple addition and subtraction game for children. Look at the equation in the top left corner and collect the apple with the correct value on it to complete the equation.

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Digits 

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Count along and learn numbers 1-100, focusing on mainly 1-10. Learn many different ways we can count, on our fingers, a talley, and with animals. Find out where and when we use numbers!

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Noise

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Sound, Noise, and Hearing is designed for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners and
explains them about Noise, Sound, Hearing, and Listening. It describes them
about the Healthy Hearing, Importance, and Need of Good Hearing, about
Hearing the Sound, Unpleasant and Pleasant Sounds.
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Time

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Explore the 5W’s of time! Who uses time?What is time? Where do we use time? When do we keep time? Why do we use time?
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Dialogue

Dialogue_Icon.psd_0000s_0002_Layer-1“Dialogues for Children” is a Wonderful App for Preschoolers and Kindergartners, based on Interesting Conversations between, Grandpa, Grandma to their Grandson, Granddaughter – explaining them about the following important topics:
1. Knowledge and Experience. 2. Hygiene and Cleanliness 3. Smile.
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Addition & Subtraction 

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Addition and Subtraction is a fun interactive app that introduces children basic addition and subtraction, focusing mainly on numbers 0-10. Learning is always fun when cupcakes and puppies are involved. Count the animals in various photos, and cupcakes on the tray. Share and divide the cupcakes with your W5Go friends!
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