Friday, December 17, 2010

Tiny Planets ~ Review

My latest mission from the Homeschool Crew:  Explore Tiny Planets with the kids.  image

Meet two new alien friends, Bing and Bong, and explore, discover and learn!image

What is Tiny Planets?

Tiny Planets is a virtual world based on a television series by the same name that provides fun, educational entertainment.  It is set in a space environment in which the kids can explore and discover. Tiny planets is geared towards children ages 4 to 12.

“It 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.”

Tiny Planets has six area to explore:

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Our Thoughts:

I have to admit that I had a little trouble figuring out how to navigate the site and sign my kids up.  Parents must set up cadet accounts for each child and add them to the parent account.  Once I got the kids set up, we started playing!  I was immediately impressed with the graphics and that the site is basically free.  You can purchase keys to access more areas:

10 keys - $1.95  
25 keys  -$3.95 
85 keys  - $9.95  
250 keys - $25.95 
600 keys - $49.95

The site is fun, but I don’t see much educational value.  Yes, it does have some fun printable worksheets, but my kids were not interested in the printables, they wanted to play. 

Overall, it is a fun site and the kids enjoyed exploring Tiny Planets!

To see additional reviews by the Homeschool Crew click here.

This product was given to me for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

~Cindy

2 comments:

Cheryl Henderson-Khalid said...

Thank you for taking the time to review our site. You'll find lots of educational/science content on our blog at www.tinyplanetsblog.com. You'll find science experiments, space facts and more for kids and their families.

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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