- $15 for a 3-month subscription to PBS KIDS PLAY! (a $29.85 value)
Subscriptions open up access to the website’s entire trove of online learning games and videos for kids ages 3–6, all geared toward preparing them for higher grades. The program can accommodate up to four children per subscription, and can be used on any PC or Mac computer with a broadband internet connection and Adobe Flash 10 or higher.
PBS KIDS PLAY!
From Curious George to Super WHY!, Dinosaur Train, and Thomas & Friends, parents have long trusted PBS to introduce their children to fun and trustworthy new TV friends. PBS KIDS PLAY! makes the station’s signature programming even more engaging with hundreds of math, science, and reading games that get kids ready to meet national academic standards. The program has won fans of all ages: among other honors, it received the Children’s Technology Review’s Editor’s Choice Award and was recommended by Parents’ Choice, which observed that “children are engaged and confident as they explore new learning opportunities on the site.”
Emotional development activities help youngsters discover ways to identify and communicate their feelings, and creative playrooms encourage them to explore their artistic talents. After a hard day of educational play, kids can kick back with full-length episodes of popular PBS shows. Meanwhile, tracking tools for parents enable them to keep tabs on each of their offspring’s progress and make sure the dog isn’t teaching itself math.