Common Sense Media says

Award-winning educational site worth its subscription fee.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a fabulous educational resource that's safe for kids -- but it does charge a subscription fee. Some parts of the site allow kids to post feedback, but you don't need to enter any personal information. The entire site promotes Internet safety for children, and even has several games and features that teach users about it.

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What's it about?

Founded in 2001 by England's Minister for Schools, GRIDCLUB.COM is an award-winning, UK-based online educational site for kids ages 5-12. Through games, activities, and other interactive features, the site offers a vast curriculum that includes literacy, math, science, geography, and lots more. There's also a reference section, a teaching curriculum that includes lesson plans and worksheets, as well as a parents' area. The content is updated regularly and the subscription fee is currently about $44 a year.

Is it any good?

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Although some of the content caters to UK users, this site is a fun, educational gem to be used by parents and teachers across the globe.

Whether they're playing a roving reporter determined to save the planet, or a superhero fighting to save a city's health, kids will be engaged and excited about learning new tasks and tools that, ultimately, enhance and encourage learning in all areas of curriculum. If you're looking for a way to enhance your child's school curriculum, or just want a computer-based educational resource, gridclub.com is an excellent choice.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what they're learning in the site's many games and activities. Do you think that computer-based learning tools teach you more than your school lessons -- or is it just a different way to learn? Do you look forward to playing educational games as much as you look forward to "regular" games? Are the lessons similar to your school lessons or are you learning new things?

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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  • Best: Really engaging, great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging, good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging, good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging, okay learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 11 years old Written byfizzymydog February 14, 2011
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Love it.It helps you learn lots of things but it is still fun for the learner.

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Parent of a 5 year old Written byminoo November 25, 2009
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5
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I have no comment at this moment till near future.

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