This week’s Website of the Week was selected because it is a model site for easy navigation for children and contains something for everyone.
PBS Kids is a great site because it is for kids of all ages due to the variety of activities appeal wide age range. It appeals to toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children because there is something age appropriate for everyone.
The PBS Kids home page is incredibly appealing to children without being overwhelming. It is bright, interactive, and easy to use without being overwhelming and crowded. It contains pictures of all the PBS Kids characters including Arthur, Dragon Tales, Barney, Curious George, Teletubbies, Clifford, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Between the Lions, and so many more!
The format of the site makes it easy for children to choose games featuring their favorite characters. To select games, children are presented with a wheel of characters. They have the option of clicking on their favorite characters or can move their mouse over the pictures of their favorite characters to hear their names read to them. Children can also click on one of three buttons at the bottom to access music, games, or coloring pages with PBS characters. Once a character from a show is selected, there is a wealth of activities for children to choose from.
4 year old Little Miss Techie is a huge SuperWhy fan. She loves watching their reading adventures on TV and enjoys practicing her beginning reading skills by playing games on the website. Little Miss Techie uses the wheel on the PBS Kids home page to find Whyatt, one of the main characters on the show. When she clicks on Whyatt she is taken to StoryBook Village where she sees all the SuperWhy characters. Moving the mouse over the characters transforms them into their superhero alter egos: Wonder Red, Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, and Super Why. She clicks on a character and she’s off to play a reading game.
Little Miss Techie can navigate the SuperWhy adventures, and other parts of the PBS Kids website, with ease thanks to interactive nature of the site. She loves being able to move the mouse over the characters and the different parts of the website to hear about the different games and activities available. Since there is very little text on the site, non-readers and beginning readers alike can easily navigate this site.
Thanks PBS Kids for making such a great educational and easy to navigate site! You are a favorite in our house!
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