Newspaper and Magazine Articles
- Listed in the Washington Post's second annual guide to the Web, "The Web for Everyday Life," by Rob Pegoraro, April 24, 1998. A review of Little Explorers by Hope Katz Gibbs is in the section "Fun Stuff for Kids" : -- "This educational site provides a handful of playful games to teach toddlers about numbers, letters, and science; my daughter's favorite is the colorful dinosaurs page, which gives a humorous history lesson."
- Chosen as one of the "Top 50 Educational Web Sites for Kids" in the magazine "Computing for Kids", summer, 1997 (vol. 3, Issue 9) -- "Here you will find over 620 illustrated dictionary entries. You can click on the letters of the alphabet to view pages in the picture dictionary. The pictures are links to online connect-the-dots games, nursery rhymes and stories, as well as hundreds of activities, zoos and museums, arts and crafts, and other educational sites."
- A USA Today Hot Site for January 17-19, 1997 -- "A very nicely done online dictionary for kids has to be both fun and informative, which is what you'll find at Little Explorers."
- Featured in the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine, Dec. 10, 1997
"Just for Kids: The Little Explorers Picture Dictionary, for very young children, lets you click on a letter of the alphabet and see many pictures of things that begin with that letter. Also available in French and Spanish. "
- Nikkei Netn@vi Site of the Day, Jan. 19, 1997
- O Globo Site of the Day, Jan. 20, 1997, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL) Web Watch for Dec. 4, 1996
"Toddling onto the Web"
"Enchanted Learning Software says its Little Explorers site is the first Web site designed for children as young as 2 (with some help from a grown-up). Kids click on the letters of the alphabet to see words that start with that letter, along with pictures. Click on a picture to link to a Web site about that topic or to play an educational game. Kids can play online connect-the-dots, read nursery rhymes and get ideas for arts and crafts projects."
- The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), Dec. 10, 1996
"Site for preschoolers on Internet"
"A new site on the Internet has been designed specifically for preschoolers.
"The designers of the site claim that Little Explorers is the first site created with an interface that allows children as young as two to surf the Web (with a little help from an adult).
"Children simply point and click on a picture that interests them, and they are either linked to a Web site about that topic or to an educational game related to it.
"Children can visit zoos and museums, play a variety of simple games, make a truck, read nursery rhymes and stories, and link to hundreds of entertaining and educational sites."
- United Press International, Nov. 28, 1996
"Surf's up: We all know kids seem to have an affinity for computers, but this is ridiculous. Enchanted Learning Software has established a web site for the preschool crowd. The little tykes can click on a picture of a T. rex and start surfing. In fact, the company is touting its site as easy enough for a 2-year-old to navigate, playing everything from on-line connect-the-dots to nursery rhymes to art and craft ideas."
- The Eastside Journal (Bellevue, WA), first page of the Business Section, Dec. 16, 1996
"Children on line"
"Two local educational software companies are providing an excuse for young kids to go online. Enchanted Learning Software in Mercer Island has established a Web site that helps teach the alphabet and other skills. A 'picture dictionary'... links users to games and topics that begin with a chosen letter...."
The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Dec. 17, 1996
"Stuff for early surfers"
"... For younger children, Little Explorers combines a clever web design and a picture dictionary with links to allow them to surf the Web safely. Software developers Jeananda Col and Mitchell Spector designed it to let their two pre-schoolers surf the Web with some independence...."
- Roanoke Times (Roanoke, VA), Dec., 1996
"Companies offer Web sites that are fun, safe for children"
"...Little Explorers, from Enchanted Learning Software of Mercer Island, Wash., makes it easy for preschool and elementary school kids to surf the Internet. Kids use a picture dictionary format to link to games and educational activities.
"Kids also can play on-line connect-the-dots, read nursery rhymes, see craft and art ideas and travel to other fun and educational sites from the Little Explorers site."
- Connect-Time syndicated column, Dec., 1996
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