PeterRabbit

Common Sense Media says

Enchanting place to play alongside Beatrix Potter characters

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Encourages an appreciation for Beatrix Potter and the many characters she created and gently relays the positive messages of her books.
 

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

One click takes visitors to the Peter Rabbit Book Shop, which promotes and sells Potter books old and new. Click on "gift shop" and there's a world of Beatrix Potter products available from stuffed animals to stationery, along with a link to the "official" Peter Rabbit online store. New Tale titles, including The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, written by actress Emma Thompson, are also promoted heavily.

 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that PETER RABBIT is a charming interactive website that celebrates the life, work and characters of Beatrix Potter. Potter's first children's book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published in 1902 and the 23 "little Tales" books she wrote all remain popular today. This site remains true to Potter's gentle, soft illustrations and offers a wide variety of games and activities that will appeal to Potter fans of all ages. Young kids will enjoy the introduction to characters and older kids might appreciate the timeline that provides a history of Potter's life and accomplishments. There is a significant consumer component to the site's "gift shop," which offers a variety of books, products, toys and food featuring the characters.
 

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading
  • reading comprehension
  • storytelling

Social Studies

  • historical figures
  • history
  • timelines

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • problem solving
  • solving puzzles

Communication

  • listening

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Peter Rabbit is an enchanting place to visit, play, and see classic characters come to life. The site offers a variety of games and activities that will appeal to fans of all ages and keep young kids busy for a handful of visits.

Learning Approach

Kids can click on key characters to learn who they are and which books they're featured in. They can use their mouse and some fine motor skills to play easy-to-understand games that relate to the various books.

Support

There are a number of activities, including e-cards and printable coloring pages, as well as free teaching modules for educators. The site serves as an introduction to the many works authored by Beatrix Potter.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading
  • reading comprehension
  • storytelling

Social Studies

  • historical figures
  • history
  • timelines

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • problem solving
  • solving puzzles

Communication

  • listening

Kids can use their reading and comprehension skills to learn about various characters and the life of Beatrix Potter. By clicking through a timeline, they can gain a historical perspective of Beatrix Potter's life and work. With simple clicks and moves of the mouse, kids can apply problem-solving skills to play a variety of games. They can also flex their creative muscle through printable activities and coloring pages. Peter Rabbit is an enchanting place to visit, play, and see classic characters come to life -- with enough material to keep young kids busy for a handful of visits.

This Learning Rating review was written by Conny Coon

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What's it about?

PETER RABBIT enables young kids and generations of fans to dive deeper into Beatrix Potter's stories. Characters from her most popular books are introduced, and a variety of interactive games let kids slip into the stories and play along. There are a number of activities, including e-cards and printable coloring pages, as well as free teaching modules for educators. Get a glimpse into Potter's life and accomplishments through an easy-to-navigate timeline and brief biographical tidbits that kids can read or adults can read aloud.
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Is it any good?

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Beatrix Potter's stories are loved all around the world, and Peter Rabbit perfectly captures their charm and stays true to her illustrations. Not only does the site offer an introduction to the characters and stories, but it seamlessly incorporates games and activities that will captivate and entertain young kids. The chronological overview of Potter's life and achievements is a bonus that puts her works in historical perspective. There is, however, a sales component to the site, which features a gift shop and book shop that make it incredibly easy to see -- and purchase -- the plethora of products related to Peter Rabbit and the other Potter characters. Still, it is an enchanting site for young kids to explore and parents will enjoy how well it evokes memories of their own childhood books.

 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the many accomplishments and achievements Beatrix Potter had in her lifetime. Why was it so unusual for a woman in the early 1900s to have such success? What made it difficult? Who are some successful female authors today?

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  • Why Peter Rabbit and his pals are such endearing, enduring characters. What makes them so special? Who is your favorite character and why? What other classic books are your favorites?

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  • How kids should still limit their screen time, even when they find fun, engaging sites. What other activities can you do away from the computer that could incorporate Beatrix Potter characters?

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Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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