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Curious George

Curious George

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation
Producer: Interactive Kids Group
Review:
The Curious George Web site puts a modern twist on this classic character with fresh, clean graphics and games that cleverly mix education and fun. A refreshingly simple four-area site allows for easy site navigation, although a lack of verbal prompts on mouse-overs could be tricky for the youngest first-time visitors to the site.

In the "Games" section, the Man with the Yellow Hat and George provide verbal instructions for each interactive activity, as well as extra help when clicked on during a game. Nearly 30 coloring activities are available in the "Printables" section of the site, while 90-second "Video Clips" tie a well-known Curious George story to topics ranging from recycling to robots.

Adults will enjoy the extensive resources this site offers, including a "Parents and Teachers" section with recommended books, activity ideas and teachers’ guides. And perhaps the site’s most innovative feature is a link located under each game that describes the game in greater detail and offers ways to "Extend the learning" while tying in to related video clips on the site.

Chris Businsky   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Chris Businsky is a partner as well as graphic and web designer for Right Brain Technologies.

Look for this product at:
WGBH Interactive
http://www.wgbh.com

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