Parents' Guide to

Sprout Online

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Videos, activities for preschool fans of TV channel's shows.

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Based on 33 parent reviews

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (28 ):

SPROUT ONLINE's content is entertaining and fairly well done for the preschool set. As the companion website to the 24-hour cable channel PBS Kids Sprout (dedicated to preschool kids ages 2-5), young kids will find many of their favorite Sprout characters on this site. But the real stars are the crew from the Good Night Show, as well as old standards like Barney, Bob the Builder, and Thomas the Train. Most of the site's video content is recycled directly from the channel's popular shows. The games section offers simple, age-appropriate activities from almost all of Sprout's shows. Some of the games link off to other sites (often to, and most require a bit of reading to get started.

Online interaction: Sprout "Mail" allows you to send and receive messages from people that you put on your family's contact list.

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