PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS KIDS Sprout, the first and
only 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online
for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, has enhanced its Webby
Award- winning website, http://www.SproutOnline.com, to feature preschooler
generated content, parent blogs, new games, character pages and more. The
site's password protected "My Refrigerator" section, the first
user-generated, art sharing online community for preschoolers and their
families, allows parents to upload their children's favorite photos and
homemade artwork; communicate with friends and family through the private
Sprout Mail center; keep track of their preschooler's favorite games and
activities; and view fun event dates and activity recommendations from
"My Refrigerator" allows preschoolers and their families to create
their very own virtual refrigerator displaying their photos and artwork
(just like they would on their fridge at home), and even send email to
their friends and other family members. Parents can also choose to share
their child's artwork and photos in the Sprout Sharing Galleries, which can
be viewed by other SproutOnline.com registered visitors and may even be
Beginning today, visitors to SproutOnline.com can upload photos of
their "Sprouterrific" refrigerator at home showing off their family photos,
children's artwork and even pictures of their favorite Sprout friends, for
a chance to win a new home computer with kid-friendly accessories courtesy
of Chester Creek Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of
innovative computer keyboards and mice for children and people with special
needs. All photos must be submitted online by October 15, 2007. Visit
http://www.SproutOnline.com for official rules and requirements.
"We know that moms, dads and preschoolers are coming online to interact
with Sprout and our characters, get craft ideas and play games," said
Eileen Diskin, vice president of marketing for PBS KIDS Sprout, "Our newly
enhanced and expanded website is just one more way that Sprout is bringing
parents and preschoolers together to share entertaining and fun moments
within the child's world."
Moms and dads can also upload photos of their children and add their
favorite character to the picture to create a fun "Photo Mash Up," or help
their preschooler create their very own masterpiece in the Sprout Art
Studio. All of these creations can be posted on the family's refrigerator
page and shared with family and friends.
Also launching today on SproutOnline.com is "Sprout For Parents," a
special online gathering spot for moms and dads to share, learn and get
ideas. It will feature articles and accompanying blogs on subjects that are
of interest to parents of small children - everything from ideas for ways
to play together to advice on helping kids develop healthy eating habits.
Each topic begins with an expert opinion from leaders in issues of
importance to children and families, such as Sesame Street and KidsHealth,
and continues with contributions from parents. Diana Capriotti, a full-time
mother of three, will moderate "Sprout For Parents," fostering dialogue
between the experts and caregivers.
For more information about Sprout and to check out all these great new
features, go to http://www.SproutOnline.com.
PBS KIDS Sprout(SM), the first and only 24-hour preschool destination
available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents
and caregivers, was created as a partnership among Comcast Corporation, HIT
Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Since debuting its video on demand
(VOD) service in April 2005, PBS KIDS Sprout has become the #1 On Demand
service for younger children, generating over 250 million orders. The
24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along with the
website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that follows the day of
child from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive programming.
Currently, Sprout is available in 34 million unique households.
The network's program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based
children's shows includes: Sesame Street(R), Bob the Builder(TM), Barney &
Friends(TM), Thomas & Friends(TM), Angelina Ballerina(TM), Sagwa: The
Chinese Siamese Cat(TM), Caillou(R), The Berenstain Bears(TM), Jay Jay the
Jet Plane(R), Teletubbies(TM), Dragon Tales(TM), Pingu(TM), Make Way For
Noddy(TM), Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks(TM) and more.
SOURCE PBS KIDS Sprout