The Guy Who Narrated Planet Earth Is Teaching Kids Geography In Quarantine

By Cameron LeBlanc

Naturalist narrator extraordinaire David Attenborough is lending his knowledge and his baritone to a new BBC effort to entertain and educate kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attenborough is narrating videos about mapping the world, animal behavior, and the oceans for Bitesize Daily, a BBC virtual learning program that consists of daily lessons across subject areas and specific to particular age groups. It was put together in the past few weeks as a resource for parents who’ve been pressed into service as homeschool teachers while schools remain closed.

Widely known as the narrator of Planet Earth and similar BBC nature documentaries, the 93-year-old Attenborough is considered a national treasure in the UK. He’s one of many celebrities who can be found on the platform.

Kids can learn how to count to ten in Spanish from Manchester City soccer star Sergio Aguero, basic musical concepts from Liam Payne of One Direction, and the principles of force and gravity from Brian Cox, a particle physicist and narrator of what amounts to the physical sciences counterpart to Attenborough’s life’s work.

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