Picture 37.png We've talked about the growing number of virtual worlds and social networks aimed at kids already, but the New York Times does a nice round up of the key places for the kids to hang out in, these days (or that's what the creators hope). ...Preschool children might start with Pixie Hollow or Toon Town, another of Disney’s worlds, grow into Club Penguin and the one for “Cars” and graduate to “Pirates of the Caribbean” and beyond, perhaps to fantasy football at ESPN.com.

We’ve talked about the growing number of virtual worlds and social networks aimed at kids already, but the New York Times does a nice round up of the key places for the kids to hang out in, these days (or that’s what the creators hope). The NY Times says:

Trying to duplicate the success of blockbuster Web sites like Club Penguin and Webkinz, children’s entertainment companies are greatly accelerating efforts to build virtual worlds for children. Media conglomerates in particular think these sites — part online role-playing game and part social scene — can deliver quick growth, help keep movie franchises alive and instill brand loyalty in a generation of new customers.

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