All Beanstalk shows are rooted in pedagogy that is proven to be most
effective and enjoyable for preschoolers in both in-person and media-based virtual learning environments.
Play Based Learning
All shows aim to delight and entertain. We do this through the use of developmentally appropriate humor,
silliness, warmth, and joyful play. While fun and natural for preschoolers, play and humor are necessary to
help them learn and grow both critical cognitive and emotional skills.
Also known as “learning by doing,” every live episode infuses active learning throughout, with hands-on,
personalized activities, the use of props or other items, and by asking thoughtful prompts and questions,
creating a virtual learning experience that genuinely resembles in-person learning. Children’s participation
and experiences are crucial; their ideas, answers, and actions are necessary to move an episode forward. They
will also be physically active—moving, dancing, singing, and talking—as research has shown that when language
is combined with movement, learning increases 90%.
Consistency and Structure
Consistency and predictability are critical for growing children’s social and emotional skills. These
elements help preschoolers feel safe, secure, and comfortable, allowing them to deeply engage in their
learning and build feelings of belonging and self-confidence.
Beanstalk content follows a predictable format rooted in common preschool schedules. Not only does this set
them up for optimally learning with Beanstalk, it also promotes school readiness for Buds not yet in school,
and aligns with routines familiar to Buds already in school, helping both groups thrive and learn.