Parents' Guide to

Nick Jr. Beyond the Backpack

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Personalized help preps kids for preschool success.

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age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Site doesn't work

We keep seeing the commercial and my 4 year old wants to try it out but the site isn't even up or working. I hope they get it fixed so we can check it out. If the site will be down for a long period of time then they should add a date to the commercial for when it will be up or stop the commercials until it is fixed.
age 3+

Website down

I have been trying to access "Nick Jr Beyond The Backpack" for almost a week, and it is still being updated. Our three year old is upset because she sees the commercials on Nick Jr, and is not able to even look at the website.

Is It Any Good?

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NICK JR. BEYOND THE BACKPACK offers plenty of kid-centric activities -- featuring familiar characters kids may recognize -- but parents navigate the experience. After answering 15 questions about their child's development, parents get a learning plan and accompanying game board listing activities tailored to their child's educational needs. A read-along Dora the Explorer story book, for example, in the Social & Emotional section illustrates the importance of saying thank you. A printable passport activity can help kids learn their home addresses. Activities generally feature clear, detailed instructions, which are often read out loud and illustrated in brief videos.

For a site that essentially serves two audiences (children and adults), Beyond the Backpack has done an exceptionally good job of addressing both groups' needs. Parents and children can (and should) be experiencing the site together. Kids should enjoy the diverse activities, many of which are interactive. Plus, parents can easily tell, thanks to the learning plan and the information included with each exercise, which specific skills their child is practicing, ensuring that they get something worthwhile and educational out of their online time.

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