The Baby TV Online Learning Center
BabyTV’s online learning center provides an entertaining and interactive environment for you and
your child to explore a variety of educational subjects ranging from
mathematical puzzles to music and exploring the environment.
Every section of the learning center features a popular character from
BabyTV’s world who hosts and even participates in the educational
The activities are specifically designed to accommodate and contribute
to the developmental stages of children between the ages of two and
four. The activities were created in collaboration of child
psychologists and experts, curriculum-developers, educational
specialists, and representatives from the entertainment industry.
The wide range of subjects are designed to be accessed independently of
one another, enabling parents and children to select and customize the
various learning stages.
Oliver's World of Colours
What is colour?
When light is shone upon an object’s surface, some of it is absorbed and some of it is reflected. It is the reflected light - or wavelength- that is picked up by the eye and interpreted by the brain as a colour. Each colour has a different wavelength; blues, greens and violets have shorter wavelengths, and reds, oranges and yellows have longer wavelengths.
Grasping the concept of colour
is understanding that objects have the dimension of colour, for example– the ball is red, the leaf is green, etc. – as well as the ability to distinguish between different hues of the same colour, and to understand that they are all variations of that colour.
Understanding the concept of colour is developed in stages: from the infant's ability to distinguish visually between different colours, through to the toddler's ability to sort objects of the same colour, match objects by colour and to his ability to name them.
How do babies and toddlers develop and understanding of the concept of colour?
A one-year old can differentiate visually between different colours, but s/he will not see colour as a separate dimension of a particular object. Therefore, when the cild sees a red ball, s/he may call it ‘ball’ but will most likely not note the ‘red’ ball.
By the second year of his/her life, the infant experiences a significant change in his understanding of the concept of colour. The baby begins to notice that an object is a particular colour - he discovers that the cube he is holding has the same colour as the ball, or that the two cubes he is holding are of different colours. At this stage the toddler will begin to sort objects by their colour. This ability – which is established towards the age of two – demonstrates that the infant acquired and understanding of the concept of colour.
By age twoif you ask your child to point out the red puzzle piece, he will most likely be able to; if you ask your child to sort the yellow balls, he will most likely be able to.
At this age however, , if you ask your child ‘what colour is the cube?’ he may still not be able to name the answer. The reason is, that at two years of age, many children still do not know the names of different colours, and cannot name an object's colour, though they are gradually learning the correct words.
Oliver's World of Colours – the Environment
Oliver loves playing with different colours in his room. Let's learn about colours with Oliver, and turn his room into a celebration of colourful experience!
Oliver’s room is an exciting environment that introduces various colours through activities and games designed to help learn, identify, name and experiment with colours.
Explore colours together at home
: Provide your child with a more frequent encounter with the names of colours by pointing out the colour of objects around the house, outdoors, or while you are playing together.
You can also point out various shades such as ‘your lovely light blue shirt’, or the ‘green leaves of the tree’.
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