Enjoy Educational Programming With Jungle Jim #spon
23 Feb 2017
Posted by Esti Berkowitz 0 Comment
The Jungle Jim -A Musical Wildlife Adventure joyfully introduces children to “the earth, the sea and the sky”. He takes children on trips like an “African safari”, “mountaintop eagle’s nest”, and “a desert camel ride”. All this done through music, song and visuals which are powerful ways of teaching children, especially preschool ages, 2-5 years old.
Every environment has attributes that are very specific and help support plant and animal life in that area. Jungle Jim systematically introduces children to the environment by teaching children about the kind of animals that live there. The music and songs are specific to the adventure.
In the 15 minute pilot of Jungle Jim, little Jim gets put to sleep by his mom with his monkey and tiger dolls, only to sneak out into his adventure. It reminded me of Where The Wild Things Are. In the cartoon adventure the monkey and tiger become his companions, Flip the Monkey and Stripes the Tiger. In the scenes with Flip, the song is about monkeys, “I’m happy up my tree, swinging by my tail all day. I’m a monkey and that’s my way.” Jungle Jim shows real photos and clips in frames or through his binoculars. So through the song and through pictures children form a mental image about the lives of monkeys.
The same is done for Stripes the Tiger, Scratch the Porcupine, and Dash the Cheetah. Stripes invites “his cousin” Dash the Cheetah to come over. Cheetah explains in song why it can run so fast, “My body is built for speed, and my claws stick out from my toes, they grip the ground like spikes on running shoes…” I had no idea that a cheetah is THE fastest animal on earth. According to Dash, a cheetah over short distances could run faster than a car!
As a PTP blog reader if you watch the pilot on Amazon, leave a review on Amazon and send an email with the link to info@JungleJimMusic.com the company will mail you a free DVD of the 15 minute pilot.
Jungle Jim was created by a dad who saw the value such a educational tool could bring. The more parents review and comment about the show on Amazon, the greater the chances a distributor will be interested in the mission to bring more Jungle Jim episodes to children.
Jungle Jim is welcome into our home anytime. I’ve already learned so much. For adults like me, I guess it’s just fun facts. But for the kids it’s a portal into a world they probably will never have the opportunity to see.