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February, 2009

Activity TV
Fun games and activities encourage families to spend time together creating and learning.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5


http://www.activitytv.com/default.aspx

CONTENT
This online version of cable TVs On Demand programming provides fun games and activities to encourage students and parents to spend time together creating and learning. Activities include music, dance, cartooning, magic, origami and much more.
SITE DESIGN
Activity TV is designed with kids in mind. The bright colors and ease of navigation will appeal to young childrenm, or children of all ages. Activities are grouped into more than fifteen categories, with links in the scrolling top navigation bar. Users also can access the main areas of the site by clicking on the titles in the body of the front page, browsing the forty-one pages of activities, or following links at the bottom of the page. Activities also can be sorted by skill level, by highest rated, by most viewed, and by whats new.
 

REVIEW
This site is a gold mine of free videos that teach fun activities in an entertaining way. It offers a wide variety of activities, including printables, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, magic tricks, and much more. Parents (and teachers) are encouraged to use the site with children because some of the activities require the use of materials that need adult supervision. Each project comes with a video, printable instructions, and other related information. Parents and children can spend quality time together learning such skills as cooking bruschetta, juggling, cheerleading, making origami penguins, and more. Science experiments, summer fun activities, and seasonal activities for most major holidays also are provided. If all of that isnt enough, an Activity TV Blog and Newsletter also are available.

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