Friday, December 17, 2010

Tiny Planets- a TOS review

I was given the opportunity to review the Tiny Planets website. On this website you create a cadet for your child and there is an option to create a parent name as well. There are different sections of the website including

  • My Tiny Planets
  • Tiny Planets TV
  • Tiny Planet Labs
  • Tiny Planet Books
  • Tiny Planets Learning
  • Tiny Planets Fun

Much of the website is free. There are options to buy 'keys' which unlock additional videos and books throughout the website. Some sections require 'cadet' sign in and others do not.

My Tiny Planets section, as far as I can tell, is mostly games. I know that when I let Andrew on this website he ended up here.

Tiny Planets Learning has some interesting PDFs for basic number and letter skills that you can print off for your young learners. Tiny Planet books has..books that you scroll through. I went through the first free one and there was a word misspelled. The TV section has some free cartoons and some you can buy. (They are not closed captioned.) Tiny Planets Fun was more TV. Tiny Planets Labs was primarily games.

The part of the website that I personally liked the best was the blog. I got there by clicking on the 'what's new' arrow at the top.

As I mentioned you can purchase additional keys to view more books etc. Some folks on the crew found additional areas of the website that I just didn't find even though I spent quite a bit of time there. Feel free to browse the other reviews. I would peek at the free items, create a cadet and parent account and play around a bit. That way you can get a personal feel for if you like it. It is nice that they provide this free option.

If you choose to purchase 'keys' here is the breakdown.

10 keys $1.95 (about 20 cents per key)

25 keys $3.95 (about 16 cents per key)

85 keys $9.95 (about 12 cents per key)

250 keys $25.95 (about 10 cents per key)

600 keys $49.95 (about 8 cents per key)








As part of The Old Schoolhouse Crew of reviewers, I was given complimentary keys from Tiny Planets website. I am not compensated for this review and am not obligated to provide a positive review.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thank you for spending time with us at Tiny Planets. And thank you so much for spotting that typo! We'll track it down and fix it.

I'm glad you like the blog (especially since I write it ^-^) We'll be exploring the constellations throughout 2011, so please stop by for a visit.

Cheryl said...

Hi. Just wanted to thank you again for reviewing the site. I wanted to let you know that on April 4th the new and improved site was launched. I'd love to hear any thoughts you might have, especially since some of the changes were made because of the Crew's suggestions. You can check us out at www.tinyplanets.com. You can reach me at cheryl@mytinyplanets.com.

Thanks! Cheryl

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