Shaun the Sheep
By Susan Yudt,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Fun fan site skews older than Shaun's TV series.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn problem-solving skills on this site dedicated to Shaun the Sheep. Games designed for older kids require users to tackle puzzles and think strategically; little kids can practice following directions with crafting activities like making pom-pom sheep or express themselves creatively through coloring pages. While Shaun the Sheep is designed to be more of a fan site than an educational one, it has enough engaging activities that kids can't help but learn a little along the way.
Products & Purchases
The site's store sells Shaun the Sheep DVDs and other merchandise.
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?
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.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
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Who do you think the intended audience for this site is?
- 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
- Last updated: November 5, 2015
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