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ABC Disney is it any good
http://www.abcmouse.com/ ^ | 6/13/2013 | Pontiac

Posted on 06/13/2013 10:38:14 AM PDT by Pontiac

My wife wants to sign up my grandson for the ABC Disney website.

Does anyone have any experience with this toddler Learning website?

The website says it was developed by “Learning Professionals and Teachers”

Such claims do not necessary inspire my confidence.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education
KEYWORDS: children; disney; disneyslutfactory; learning; sourcetitlenoturl
Any comments would be helpful
1 posted on 06/13/2013 10:38:14 AM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Pontiac

Judging by the programming on their TV channels I
suspect they’ll be cramming a lot of gay propaganda
at the young tykes.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 10:40:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pontiac

I looked into ABCMouse but the moment I saw the term “sight words” in the reading section I left immediately.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 10:45:12 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Pontiac

Take a look yourself and decide.
I found it to be just simple memory games and coloring pages of animals a fruit.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That is one of the things I worry about.

That and the environmentalist propaganda that Disney has become famous for.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 10:45:33 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I downloaded the free app on my ipad for my granddaughter and it has been a waste in my opinion.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 10:49:36 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: goodwithagun
ABCmouse.com’s phonics curriculum helps teach
kids the relationship between each letter of
the alphabet and their sounds in a fun and
interactive environment. With thousands of
engaging learning activities, including games,
books, songs, and more, and an award-winning
preschool – kindergarten curriculum, your child will
learn to love to read at ABCmouse.com.

I did see the Sight Word reference but I did see this as well.

7 posted on 06/13/2013 10:50:31 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: republicangel

Doesn’t it hold her attention or is she not learning anything?


8 posted on 06/13/2013 10:51:40 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Disney is America’s Ministry of Culture. Their goal is to make the most money by spreading the cliches of modern society, ie) in the most politically correct way. Their and your goals for your children may not always coincide.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 10:58:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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Teenage girls call Disney “The Disney Slut Factory”

Look at how a career starting as a kid working for Disney turned out for Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Miley Cyrus. Contrast this with Annette Funicello two generations ago.

Disney today is not what it was.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 10:59:13 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Pontiac

I think the answer depends on whether you want it to be a babysitter or a learning experience with adult interaction. “Toddler” implies a pretty young kid, but at an age where a child is able to reason and question things, even if there is propagang, it could provide teachable moments.

We have to teach critical and integrated thinking skills, not mindless dogma.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 11:01:30 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: MrEdd

You are correct. I have 2 teenage girls.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 11:26:35 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Pontiac
NOTHING good .. imo ... comes from Disney.

I enjoyed Disney as a child in late 50's and early 60's.

Then I got stoned and went away somewhere, and when I came back ... it was no longer the Fantasyland I remembered.

Did I grow up or did Disney go weird?

IMO .. Disney went weird when Huey, Dewey and Louie started talking political correctness.

Same thing with Sesame Street ... pre-school socialism

13 posted on 06/13/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Pontiac

If you don’t sign him up, how will he know when Gay Dayz start at Disney World?


14 posted on 06/13/2013 11:46:19 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: Pontiac

I was watching the Disney channels showing of “Finding Nemo” during which they showed a commercial with two women in bed and the narrator voiceover saying “it depends on how you define family”.

It is a very gay organization. One Disney president thought it had 40% homosexual employees.

Does your wife know about this and does she care (most women don’t).


15 posted on 06/13/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT by Varda
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To: Varda

Wow, haven’t seen that one!

My wife is pretty conservative but she does love Disney.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 12:20:49 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

My grandkids learned how to use the computer at this site. Some schools also use this site.

http://www.uptoten.com/


17 posted on 06/13/2013 12:22:41 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: PGR88
Their and your goals for your children may not always coincide.

I agree. This is one reason I am asking fellow Freepers. I think our goals and thinking are on the same course.

18 posted on 06/13/2013 12:23:17 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Snoopers-868th

Thanks

We’ll check it out.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 5:38:40 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: knarf
Did I grow up or did Disney go weird?

Walt died. His son retired and died. The commercial guys with no goals except to make money took over.

Don’t get me wrong making money is important but the pure worshipers of mammon lose sight of the fact that there are more than enough people out there that want quality family entertainment to make huge profits.

20 posted on 06/13/2013 5:51:10 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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I’m using this with my son who will be five in September: http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Your-Child-Read-Lessons/dp/0671631985

I’m very happy with it and I can’t wait to use it with my daughter. My son already knows the phonics sounds and consonants vs. vowels so this flows really well. These quick 10 minute lessons are perfect for that age group. As for math, science, etc., there are many great apps (a lot of them free if you don’t mind ads) for those pre-k subjects. An iPad investment is something to consider. That’s what we’re doing with our kids anyway. Just my 2¢!


21 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:19 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Thanks I will have a look at it.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 8:18:17 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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