Friday, December 17, 2010

TOS Crew: Tiny Planets

We were asked the Tiny Planets website for the TOS Crew.  Tiny Planets is an interactive, online site that offers educational entertainment featuring 2 adorable little critters, Bing and Bong.  I remember when The Lil' Chef was little seeing them on TV, they are just too cute!  We used to love watching them blast off from their sofa.




Thru games, books, puzzles and  tv episodes, children will explore our solar system and learn about our Tiny Planet, Earth, and how we can better care for it.  There are six different planets designed for children ages 4-12, that the kids can explore:
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Tiny Planets TV - Here you can watch any of the Bing and Bong episodes.  The shows here focus on science education and early learning.  These shows were co-created by Sesame Workshop and are a favorite around the world. 


Tiny Planets Books - The interactive books that you will find here are great to read aloud to the kids or independent reading. 


My Tiny Planet - This is an virtual world that focuses on science and space exploration.  Here, children get to be "space cadets" and solve galactic missions with Bing and Bong.  Kids can also adopt a planet of their own, name it, and take care of it. They get to choose landscapes, skies, buildings and scenery, making their planet their own.


Tiny Planets Learning - This part of the site is designed for parents, homeschoolers, and educators. Here they have lesson plans that include educational activities and science experiments.


Tiny Planets Fun - Children will enjoy brainy puzzle games that include fractions, sound and seek, and symmetry, as well as coloring books and comics.


Tiny Planets Labs - Before adding new games to the site, they are tested out here 1st.

As you can see there is TONS to do and learn on Tiny Planets.  Most of the content on Tiny Planets is totally free, but they also offer an more exciting learning experience.  You can purchase KEYS that unlock special goodies on each of the Tiny Planet sites.  KEYS are sold in packages of :
  • 10 keys $1.95
  • 25 keys $3.95
  • 85 keys $9.95
  • 250 keys $25.95
  • 600 keys $49.95

 After setting up a Parent Account you may purchase the KEYS when you need them, or you can decide to sign up for a monthly allotment. 
 
This is a great website for exploring and learning, it would be a great addition to any child's study of the solar system!   Please visit the TOS Crew's Blog to see what my other crew mates have say about it.

Please know that we were not compensated in anyway for this review and the opinions in this review are my own.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tiny Planets' universe. We're revamping many things based upon the feedback we've gotten. We hope you like the changes.

Cheryl said...

Hi. Just wanted to thank you again for reviewing the site. I wanted to let you know that on April 4th the new and improved site was launched. I'd love to hear any thoughts you might have, especially since some of the changes were made because of the Crew's suggestions. You can check us out at www.tinyplanets.com. You can reach me at cheryl@mytinyplanets.com.

Thanks!
Cheryl

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