Have you heard of Amazon Studios? As an educator and mom, I was so happy to hear about their new children’s series Tumble Leaf! Tumble Leaf, Amazon Studios’ first ever kids series aimed at pre-school aged children
debuted on May 23 on Prime Instant Video.
What interested me most about Amazon Studios was the fact that they had educational programs for my children and I wanted to explore different options than our typical shows. My seven year old and four year old watched it together. The room was quiet and they enjoyed being able to preview the shows consecutively to see the similarities and what makes the series special.
My 7 year old said, ” I like the part when the crab finds new thing in the treasure chest. I like wondering what the crab will find next.”
My 4 year old said, “I like when Fig found stuff like a bouncy ball. He has a nice friend Maple. He found coins and went to a water fountain. This was a funny part. I really like Fig the fox. I really do.”
By watching the show with my girls and seeing the calm in the show and how interested they were, I would recommend the show to other parents. Fig’s curiousity brings in the scientific process. I also like that it has a very calm tone.
What is Tumbleleaf all about?
Each episode of Tumble Leaf follows a day in the life of “Fig the fox” who lives in a
wrecked schooner ship by the sea and his best friend “Stick,” a caterpillar who lives in a
tiny basket strapped to Fig’s forearm, as they discover adventure, friendship and love
around every bend.
• At the start of each day, Fig and Stick are eager to play and discover new things about
his world, with his eyes, ears, mind and heart open to inspiration. By playing with an
object that he finds in his “finding place” in each episode, he learns about science, critical
thinking and the world around him.
Tumble Leaf recently launched a free Android app featuring six games inspired by objects and activities from the show.
You can download the app here
• Tumble Leaf, like all of Amazon’s children’s programs, is designed to develop creative
thinking in children and has been tested to ensure they achieve this goal. Amazon’s goal
is to inspire lifelong learners and provide children with the skills that will help them find
personal and professional satisfaction in their future.
Now that I know about Amazon Studios, I am going to check to see what other shows are available. We love TumbleLeaf and we bet your preschoolers will too!