The CURIOUS GEORGE Web site is the online companion to the television series airing daily on PBS Kids. The site targets kids ages four and five, though many of its activities and resources can be used with kids who are younger and older. Like the show, the goal of the Web site is to inspire children to explore science, engineering, and math in the world around them.
On the site, Curious George, The Man with the Yellow Hat, and all their friends bring you and your child engaging online games that extend the series curriculum. While many features are designed to promote independent play, parents and kids can (and should) make time spent on the site a shared experience. The site also boasts a wealth of useful information and resources for educators and caregivers.
Discover a rich array of math games in our Busy Day area. You'll find 16 games, printable activities, a sticker book and more!
A few useful things to know about the games on this Web site:
Kids are in the driver's seat.
Games on the CURIOUS GEORGE Web site are designed to help your child play independently. Many make use of the free downloadable Flash plug-in, allowing for audio-based instructions. This means that no reading is necessary in these games. So even if your child is a pre-reader, don't be afraid to let him drive (the mouse, that is). He may need some help from you, but the image-based navigation and audio-rich CDROM-style games are designed to make him an active participant in his CURIOUS GEORGE online experience.
Games are self-leveling.
Many of the games on this Web site are self-leveling. This means that as your child plays, the game can assess how she is doing and increase the difficulty level when she is ready. This transition will be transparent to your child, so there's no outward pressure for this young audience to "get to the next level." In addition, the games are open-ended--with no final "win" or "lose" destination--so your child can play as long and as often as she likes in order to hone her skills.
Curious George joins in the fun.
George is available at all times in all games to be a good friend to your child, offering noises of support, commiseration, or excitement. (Sometimes he just offers noises for the fun of it...click him any time during a game, and you'll hear!)
The Man with the Yellow Hat is a guide on the side.
The Man with the Yellow Hat is on hand to be a grown-up guide in the gaming environment. He'll explain each game and offer instructions. If you click on him during play, he'll do his best to offer you the particular help you need in that moment.
Here are some tips for making the most of time spent on the CURIOUS GEORGE Web site:
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