What does “early child development” mean?

According to Unicef, “Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the key to a full and productive life for a child and to the progress of a nation. Early childhood is a critical stage of development that forms the foundation for children’s future well-being and learning. Research has shown that half of a person's intelligence potential is developed by age four and that early childhood interventions can have a lasting effect on intellectual capacity, personality, and social behavior.” You can get more information on early development at the following web-sites: Facts For Life, Mental Help, Parenthood

Why only stories up to 36 months?

At BebeDepot we strongly believe that early development is one of the keys to become better citizens and better person. Our app focuses on stimulating different cognitive, social and emotional abilities relevant to those early stages of brain development. Fostering abilities for older toddlers and school children requires very different methods and it is not as impactful.

What is an avatar?

We developed the app with the opportunity to create the main character “as” your child looks like –avatar- in order to better engage her in the story. The avatar of your child will allows you to create a character by choosing color of the skin, eyes, hair, clothing, etc.

Why does the child choose the path of the story?

Many of BebeDepot stories have some simple options that provide different paths where the story leads to. This type of storytelling helps parents teach their children on how to make decisions, while offering a cognitive exercise of cause and effect

Why do you recommend that parents read the story to their child?

It has been demonstrated that children learn in the context of important relationships. Early cognitive, social and emotional stimulation have a decisive, long lasting impact on how people develop, learn and regulate emotions later in life.  Research has confirmed the link between early stages loving, responsive caregiving and brain development.

Who write the stories?

Stories are written by professional writers and journalists under the guidance of pedagogues.

In which languages are the stories available?

Stories available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Start Teaching your child a foreign language.