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Sprout Online

Sprout Online

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Designer: Klick Studio
Designer: Empathy Lab
Developer: Empathy Lab
Producer: PBS Kids Sprout
Review:
An extension of the Sprout cable television channel geared towards preschoolers, Sproutonline.com offers games, videos, crafts, activities and more featuring popular characters including Elmo, Thomas the Tank, Angelina, Bob the Builder and Barney.

With just a few clicks your child can create custom birthday cards, make monster masks or color images of her favorite character. Educational games can be sorted by character or type of activity such as Creativity & Self-Expression, Fine Motor Skills, Just for Fun, Literacy Building & Storytelling, Numbers & Counting, etc. Creative activities include sign language, stretches, and making your own cloud. The site also offers an extensive selection of videos of Sprout shows, including Caillou, Sesame Street, Panwapa, The Good Night Show and many more. A special Sprout for Parents section offers parents access to articles, videos and an online parenting community. The site does feature limited advertising for children’s products such as apple juice.

Mike Jovel   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Michael Jovel is a Flash Designer/Developer and Principal of Glu Design in Maryland where he lives with his wife and two children.

Look for this product at:
PBS Kids Sprout
http://www.sproutonline.com

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