Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

The Electric Company

The Electric Company

Fall 2012 Website
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
Producer: Sesame Workshop

Once again, the Electric Company website delivers the high-voltage fun of learning. Filled to capacity with fun, the variety of games, challenges and activities - and the speeds with which they load and respond - seem to improve with age. Don Oldenburg's comprehensive review covers the content in detail.

Although this current round of testers couldn't come to consensus on one single favorite of the eight games offered: What's the Story, Manny's Word Mangler, The Next Electric Company Star, Shock's Beatbox, Word Transformer, Great Escapes, Combotronic, or Chain Game, or which TV episode was the best of the season, all were in perfect accord that The Electric Company website is interactive, fun, challenging, silly and smart. Delivering solid lessons in building literacy skills to 6- to 9-year-olds-without igniting eye-rolling editorial comments- is second nature to this group of Sesame Workshop's stellar bright lights.

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