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PBS Kids integrates video with interactive gaming

PBS Kids has launched a series of interactive Play-Along Videos aimed at preschool-aged kids. The video shorts will be fused with interactive game play and will be available via the PBS Kids Video Player.
April 19, 2011

PBS Kids has launched a series of interactive Play-Along Videos aimed at preschool-aged kids. The video shorts will be fused with interactive game play and will be available via the PBS Kids Video Player.

The videos have been designed to offer educational content that supports childhood development, including social emotional development, artistic expression, language development and reading skills. The two initial Play-Along Videos allow preschoolers to guide the characters from Dinosaur Train and Super Why TV series through tasks such as matching items and finding the correct words to complete a sentence. An additional Play-Along Video inspired by The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That will be made available in early 2012.

This is the latest move for a video-centric PBS Kids, whose website has ranked as the top kids’ site for free videos streamed over the past six months, according to comScore Video Metrix. PBSKIDS.org currently attracts more than 9.5 million unique visitors per month.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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