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Toopy and Binoo are inseparable friends who enjoy life to the fullest. Bursting with imagination, they inhabit a fantasy world where incredible situations follow one after another for the enjoyment of children

Toopy

Toopy is a mouse with a vivid imagination. His spontaneous and naive outlook on his surroundings transforms everything. For Toopy, the world is magical!

Binoo

Binoo, the tiny cat, is Toopy's ideal companion. He shares in the adventures with absolute wonder and untainted innocence, often outdoing Toopy in imagination, but his insight enables him to perceive things Toopy has missed without even realizing it! Binoo never says a word, but children will see it all!

The games, videos and activities are based on three principal learning areas represented by the heroes' different personas: Magic, Captain and Fabulous.

Magic Toopy: solve riddles by using all the senses

With Magic Toopy, children are drawn into worlds that are transformed with the shake of a magic wand. Objects that disappear or are transformed, animals that are hidden but can be heard, bells that move around-these are some of the riddles that Magic Toopy has fun figuring out with the child's help. As they play these sensory games young children hone their sense of observation, visual and auditory acuity, concentration and memory.

Captain Toopy: discovering one's everyday surroundings through exploration and experimentation

Everyday life is studded with surprising little events Captain Toopy and Captain Binoo adore. With them, children can play at being space explorers: flying in a space ship, they land in the kitchen, living room or bathroom, and rediscover objects or phenomena that are part of their everyday life. Through these activities, children acquire information about elements' properties (they pour, float, etc.) and learn about the stages of scientific experimentation. This type of activity also prepares children for science activities in kindergarten while stimulating their intellectual curiosity.

Fabulous Toopy: problem-solving using the imagination

With Fabulous Toopy, young viewers come to the aid of a character who is confronted with a problem he is unable to solve. Whatever the nature of the problem ( having no toys to play with, not understanding the game, not being able to find her teddy bear in the dark, having only one banana for two people), children are encouraged to experiment with Toopy to come up with an imaginative solution. Through these problem-solving activities young children will become aware of the power of the imagination and then apply the imaginative solutions they have just discovered to solve their own problems.


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