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Kerpoof Studios

Kerpoof Studios

Fall 2011 Website
Ages: 4 - 15 yrs.
Review:

Kerpoof is an entertaining website with educational components as well. The “make a movie” component of the website is particularly impressive. While many sites have drawing programs, the make a movie component sets this website apart from others. It allows children to be creative while requiring a high level of problem solving skills in order to manipulate the sound and movement of the characters. The end product is a movie that the child can play back. It provides enough props and assistance to make this a doable activity for even young children but it also has a level of complexity that will motivate older children. Other activities include the ability to make a picture, drawing, card, story, or book. In addition, there are lesson plans for teachers to use with the site. For example, there is a lesson on the life cycle of a butterfly that describes the life cycle then tells teachers how to use the activities on the website to enhance a lesson. Parents can use these as well, as they make great summer projects to keep kids involved in learning during their vacation. While there are many components on this site that are widely available, as a package Kerpoof is a useful website. This was also a very user friendly site on which you can do many activities for free.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice

Look for this product at:
Disney Online Kerpoof Studios
http://www.kerpoof.com

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