This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

TOS Review~ Tiny Planets

Tiny Planets is the award-winning educational computer program set in space exploration and discovery, geared towards getting the creative and critical thinking juices flowing in kids aged 4 to 12. 

BingBong“Tiny Planets features the cosmic adventures of Bing and Bong, two whimsical aliens who travel the Universe of Tiny Planets together on their gadget-loaded plush sofa. With Bing and Bong, children are encouraged to think for themselves, assume social responsibility, take care of our planet and learn about the mysteries of space.  Inspire your child to take care of our planet!”

To get started on your adventure you need to sign up for a free Cadet account for your child. This account allows you access all the wonders Tiny Planets universe has to offer.

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Tiny Planets Home is the central location to access the Tiny Planets web sites. Online content from Tiny Planets has won two BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards Interactive Best Entertainment Website and Best Children’s Interactive).

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On Tiny Planets TV you can watch any of the Tiny Planets television episodes. Co-created with Sesame Workshop and emphasizing science education and early learning goals this series promotes:

  • language and literacy
  • social and emotional development
  • knowledge and understanding of our world,
  • problem-solving and reasoning
  • creative development
Planet sites offer oodles of fun! And an important thing to mention is that Tiny Planets  have designed there sites to be add-free.  If your child is leafing through an interactive book  or watching an episode on Tiny Planets TV, they can safely navigate on there own.  There’s no need to worry about small hands navigating to scary content.   

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Tiny Planets Learning is our site for parents, homeschoolers, and educators. Here you’ll find lesson plans that include educational activities and science experiments to do at home.

Some of the interactive learning in this section include:

*Children can adopt and care for their own planet

*Solve galactic missions with Bing and Bong

*Sharpen their wits with fast-paced mini-games

*Navigate their spaceships and avoid wormholes

*Nurture exotic plants in a biodome

*Recycle and collect water during rainstorms

* Help keep neighboring planets clean

All the while your children will be earning achievements and special badges for their accomplishments in learning.


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Tiny Planets Labs is the playground for things to come!  When new games are created they are put into the labs site for you to test them out.

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On Tiny Planets Fun your child can take a few moments to enjoy brainy puzzle games (like fractions, sound and seek, and symmetry), as well as coloring books and comics.

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Tiny Planets Books offers interactive story books for younger children featuring Bing and Bong. Read these books with your child, or teach your child to read on her own!

 Tiny Planets is essentially a free site with the option to purchase KEYS, which allow you to purchase more TV shows and extra things for your planets. This program was an O.K. fit for our family. I do however, recommend you check it out for yourself and see if it fits for your family. It peaked Madison’s interest right away as she is all about space. She had a good time surfing around the site and exploring all it has to offer.  Check out what my fellow crewmates had to say!

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I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew and as such received a subscription to Tiny Planets in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided .

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