updated 05:45 pm EDT, Wed September 26, 2007
Disney's new learning app
Disney Online today released Playhouse Preschool Time Online for Mac, a learning-based broadband subscription service for preschool-age children that features popular characters from the Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block. The software was developed in conjunction with education experts, according to Disney, with the intent of offering a safe ad-free environment full of interactive experiences to encourage learning through play. The application is structured with personalized lessons, and updates every two weeks with new games and puzzles for children to solve. Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online's puzzles, games, and various learning activities are led by Playhouse Disney characters who provide feedback and encouragement. The software is available for $10 per month or $50 for a year's subscription.