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Pinky Dinky Doo

Pinky Dinky Doo

Fall 2009 Website
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Producer: Miles Ludwig
Producer: Ashley Fenwick Naditch
Writer: J Milligan
Publisher: Sesame Workshop
Review:
Based on the Noggin show Pinky Dinky Doo, the site from Sesame Workshop utilizes main characters Pinky and her little brother Tyler to let visitors create stories, play games, listen to podcasts and watch videos. Pinky loves to use Great Big Fancy Words like "flabbergasted" and "exasperated," and she'll use each word several times in each story she tells, so young viewers will remember it.

With games like Your Story Box and The Great Big Fancy Word Game, kids can learn new vocabulary words and put together silly, mysterious, and out-of-this world stories just like Pinky. Meaty metaphors and silly similes are encouraged and correct answers to vocabulary games are met with enthusiastic "Yesserooni posatooni." The animated graphics and accompanying music are especially well done as are the fun podcasts that really work like video madlibs. Extras include skill-reinforcing games and movie shorts with an emphasis on family bonding.

Laura Fries   ©2009 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and 20 year member of the Television Critics Association Laura has been writing about television and film entertainment for more years than she cares to admit. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alexandria, Virginia.

Look for this product at:
Sesame Workshop
813-910-3601
http://www.sesameworkshop.org

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