If you have kids between the ages of 2 and 6, you’re likely very familiar with PBS and the characters on the shows.
PBS Kids PLAY is a website designed for the Pre-K to 1st grade set with exclusive content from SuperWhy!, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, and many others. And while you can, in theory, play some games for free at the PBSKids.org website, this is a far more comprehensive grouping.
In addition, content is aimed at specific learning standards and the setup allows you to track your child’s progress. Depending on the age of your child, this may or may not be something that matters to you, but know that it’s available.
Children are rewarded for reaching milestones and encouraged even when they get the “wrong” answer. What I love most about the site though is you don’t have to worry about inappropriate content.
Ella, who’s 2 1/2, loves using the computer and playing at PBSKids.org. But when I found out about PLAY! I decided to sign up for a free 10-day pass. After that, we were hooked. And at $10/month, it’s been well worth the price given the access to nearly 60 games and more than 100 television episodes. It let’s Ella feel like a “big-girl” to sit down and “do her homework” as she says … and it’s a perfect 20-minute distractor while I hop in the shower to start dinner.
It even allows you to download a desktop icon so you don’t have to worry about them navigating to the wrong place.
If you’re already a fan, you can snag a 3-month subscription for just $15 through a deal with Plum District. That deal expires in 4 days … or, you can go directly to PBSKidsPLAY.org and sign up for a free 10-day pass. If in a few days time you decide you like it, head back to Plum District and grab the deal then!