What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the website for Mercer Mayer's Little Critter is as sweet and engaging as his books, and it's appropriate for preschoolers and even toddlers (with a parent's or caregiver's help). The site has a nice mix of videos, online games, and printables. Kids who enjoy Little Critter will likely find hours worth of different activities. In the stories and the activities, Little Critter and his family often find themselves in situations similar to those in the lives of kids, which can be both funny and reassuring.
What's it about?
Even the youngest fans of Mercer Mayer's Litter Critter books will love this interactive, musical, colorful site. Parents can download coloring pages, prints, songsheets, and more. With a little help, older toddlers can play the interactive games, follow along with the interactive storybooks and, of course, watch the brief, minutes-long animated videos.
Is it any good?
Cute, cuddly, simple, and interactive, Little Critter is a safe, age-appropriate place to take a brief dip into the Internet with your youngest computer user. The short videos, interactive games, music, and lots of printables and activities will encourage a bit of computer time and lots of off-screen fun in the creative, busy hands of toddlers and preschoolers.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about all of the different, common situations Little Critter and his family find themselves in. From bringing home a baby to spending the day with mom or dad alone, Mercer Mayer presents opportunities in his books and on this website for kids to sense that their new and sometimes unsettling experiences in life are shared by many others, including one cute Little Critter.
Take a look at the Little Critter Store. Why do you think they made the link for the store look just like the links to the different activities?