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

Fall 2008 Website
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
By: MTVN Kids
By: Family Digital
Producer: Nickelodeon
Review: is the online home for the Noggin network, the preschool arm of Nick Jr. The site offers interactive games, printables and lots of videos from Noggin shows including Franklin, Little Bill, The Upside Down Show, Jack’s Big Music Show and many others. While many of the activities are standard fare for children’s Web sites, there are a few that stand out as unique. For example, the Lazy Town section includes a "Get Up and Move Game" in which kids can pick their character, exercise moves and music to create a customized exercise routine. When the routine is ready, they can exercise along with the Lazy Town character.

The site is very easy and intuitive to use, particularly for younger children who can easily identify their favorite characters in the navigation. Most of the show sections offer basic games for preschoolers such as drawing, matching, or puzzles, and some also offer links to the Parents section of the site to explain learning goals and learning activities in support of that particular show.

Jessica Hensley   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Jessica Hensley is a web designer, yoga and fitness enthusiast and proud mother of two very active young boys. She has been working with family and educational websites for over 12 years.

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