APPROACH TO LEARNING AND PROGRAMMING
Akili Network ensures that every program on Akili Kids! has a learning outcome. When a child is engaging and having fun, she will be more open and receptive to learning moments and absorb new information.
Akili Network uses a 'whole child' approach to learning through media with the aim of supporting the self-actualization of our young viewers. We want to stimulate and support their social, emotional, mental, and physical well-being, also to their cognitive development. We engage our younger and older audience members holistically, employing a content and commercial strategy that builds trust and safeguards safety and well-being.
We are relevant and responsive in our approach. As a result, we have created a safe and trustworthy media space for children, youth, parents, and caregivers.
From Edutopia Magazine: "Research suggests that "whole child development," not routine or standardized classroom-based learning, empowers children as creative and engaged citizens who can strengthen the wellbeing of a whole society. It is crucial, then, to nurture their creative abilities to express themselves, understand others, and navigate complex amounts of information so that they can solve the problems of a world that is changing faster than ever."
HOW AKILI KIDS! APPROACHES PROGRAMMING
Akili Kids! programming is curated by our team of experts to engage, delight, and inspire all ages of children, from preschool early childhood-focused content blocks that introduce and engage kids with math, science, reading, Kiswahili, music, and social-emotional learning; to school-age and early teen content that will encourage curiosity, model positive relationships and build confidence.
We broadcast content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the goal of always showing engaging programs that our children can see themselves in, each program embedded with learning outcomes, on the safest destination for Kenyan children on free-to-air television.
Akili Kids! was designed to encourage co-viewing for all ages of children and parents/caregivers, with the goal being that the entire family might enjoy our programs together. Our parent engagement strategy on social media (via Facebook) is designed to support inquiry and promote conversation between parents and children. You can see more at https://facebook.com/akilikidstv.
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