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Shaun the Sheep

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Fun fan site skews older than Shaun's TV series.

What parents need to know

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Consumerism

The site's store sells Shaun the Sheep DVDs and other merchandise.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this SHAUN THE SHEEP fan site targets viewers of all ages. There are social features like profiles, messaging, and forums, although profiles have privacy options and forums seem to be heavily moderated. There are some activities geared to little kids, but most of the games are designed for older ones.

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What's it about?

The creators of Wallace and Gromit present a new cast of creatures: Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard friends. Shaun's fan site has some content for little kids and some for older kids and adults. It includes short video clips, games, downloads, activities, contests, and forums. Users who register can create profiles, add online buddies, and send messages; they also can save their progress in games and earn badges for achievements.

Is it any good?

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Games are a definite highlight of Shaun's site, and they're often rather challenging; fortunately, many provide "hint" options, and registered users can save their progress as they make their way through levels. The forums are moderated, keeping discussions friendly and clean. Although the site has more content for older fans than little kids, parents looking for fun activities for preschoolers will find a few in the "Goodies" section, like printable mazes and craft guides.

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Website details

Subjects:Language & Reading: following directions, reading
Skills:Creativity: making new creations
Thinking & Reasoning: problem solving, solving puzzles, strategy
Genre:Fan Sites
Topics:Horses and farm animals
Pricing structure:Free

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Parent of a 7 year old Written byjim from maine August 22, 2015

It's really good

My three year old brother could not watch it for long (too restless). It's really good because it is funny, exciting and had a good ending.
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