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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.
Encourages an appreciation for Beatrix Potter and the many characters she created and gently relays the positive messages of her books.
Products & Purchases
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.
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.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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