VeggieTales

 
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Upbeat home base for the biblical VeggieTales characters.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The site encourages friendship and features frequent biblical messages emphasizing love and kindness.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

VeggieTales is a thriving franchise with toys, DVDs, and merchandise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

According to the site's privacy policy, the email address and name entered during registration is used only for internal purposes and isn't shared with telemarketers. Also, the friends' email addresses that a user enters when sending ecards are immediately deleted from the site's records when the ecards are sent. Some of the activities require registration; to register you must provide a first and last name.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that VeggieTales.com features the characters from the bible-based VeggieTales TV shows, DVDs, and books. Kids must register to partake in some of the site's activities, such as creating a virtual room. To register, you'll need to enter a first and last name and a password.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The VEGGIETALES site offers several fun activities for fans of the biblically-based VeggieTales books and DVDs -- including character bios, stories, games, and videos. The site also has plenty of content for younger kids: Some of the games offer easy, medium, and hard options to allow for different age levels, and kids who are too young to read can still flip through a virtual storybook and opt to have the tale read to them. Kids can't chat with each other, so their VeggieTales virtual experience should be a safe one. Their only method of interacting involves sending e-cards -- which they design using pre-determined phrases like "Your kindness always makes for smooth sailing!"

The site stresses a strong religious theme -- including biblical quotes and characters who share God-related messages -- so if you're not comfortable talking about religion, this may not be the best site for your family. However, kids who are VeggieTale aficionados will likely enjoy the site's simple-to-play games and short stories.

Online interaction: Users can create e-cards using pre-set backgrounds and sayings and send them by entering a friend's email address.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to have fun on a website that offers stuff for sale without buying anything. For a website to be fun, should you need to have to purchase anything? Help kids learn the value of a virtual dollar.

  • What do you think is more entertaining: printing things out to color in and play with, or playing games and activities online?

  • The website features several activities entire families can participate in together. What kinds of fun things can your family do together?

Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 11 years old May 17, 2011
 

We watch this in church!! AMAZING!

LOVE IT!!!!! praise the lord!
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Kid, 7 years old May 12, 2011
 

LOVE IT

Well I got to say it is the best and why am I playing It now because I like it.
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Teen, 13 years old Written byscoopdoggbeblazin3 July 2, 2015
 

God hates gays

This show shows grate influence and messages. This show includes grate messages like, incest, abuse towards women and black folks, death to the gay tomatos and all people against god. If you dont watch this youre going to hell all of you and youll burn for enternity. Praise jesus and pastor dave. That moment in the bathroom 4 years ago will stay between you me and god. amen
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