Common Sense Media says

It's a small -- but fun -- world of educational activities.

Age(i)

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Quality(i)

 

Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Karma's songs teach positive life lessons about responsibility, friendship, and honesty.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There is a "gift shop" (store), but it doesn't appear to be working.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

There is a registration section, and users can sign up to receive updates. However, none of the site's content is restricted to registered users.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that KARMA'S WORLD is aimed at kids in first through sixth grades. Games, stories, and songs teach educational fundamentals and values like responsibility and honesty. The site was conceived of by tween Karma Bridges and her father, Ludacris, but contains none of the rapper's raunch.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading
  • reading comprehension

Math

  • fractions
  • multiplication
  • numbers

Science

  • astronomy
  • gravity

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • solving puzzles

Emotional Development

  • empathy
  • handling stress
  • identifying emotions

Responsibility & Ethics

  • integrity
  • making wise decisions
  • respect for others

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

This colorful and upbeat site has charming stories, catchy songs, and fun games. However, there aren't that many activities, so kids will probably work their way through Karma's World pretty quickly.

Learning Approach

Activities complement each other; for example, after learning about fractions in a story about a splitting up a cherry pie, kids can score points in a game by throwing pies at certain fractions.

Support

Karma's World covers a limited range of subjects and doesn't offer any additional resources.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • reading
  • reading comprehension

Math

  • fractions
  • multiplication
  • numbers

Science

  • astronomy
  • gravity

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • applying information
  • solving puzzles

Emotional Development

  • empathy
  • handling stress
  • identifying emotions

Responsibility & Ethics

  • integrity
  • making wise decisions
  • respect for others

Kids can learn concepts in math, astronomy, and geography on Karma's World, an educational site that follows the adventures of Karma and friends. Karma's World is divided into three areas: Funky Bubble Land teaches about fractions, Spacetacular Station introduces the planets and other astronomy concepts, and Neon Dreamland has geography content focused on Mexico and Tanzania. Kids can also learn life lessons about friendship, honesty, and other positive values. Karma's World covers a limited range of subjects, but its activities are fun and educational.

This Learning Rating review was written by Susan Yudt

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What's it about?

Dreamed up by young Karma Bridges, Karma's World features games, puzzles, stories, and songs with an educational twist. Funky Bubble Land includes math-related activities, Spacetacular Station teaches kids about space, and Neon Dreamland touches on geography. Each section is divided into content for kids in grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. Kids can listen to the stories as well as read them, and each includes a quiz at the end.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Colorful and upbeat, Karma's World does a good job teaching basic concepts in an engaging way. Most of the games have multiple levels and difficulty settings, making them challenging enough keep kids immersed in the subject matter. The stories -- which feature Karma, her brother, and her dog -- are charming, and the songs are catchy and well-produced. The site's only real drawback is its limited scope; adding more subject areas would make Karma's World bigger and better.

Families can talk about...

  • Karma's World mentions the idea of the Golden Rule -- how we should treat others like we want to be treated. How does that apply to kids' online activities?

  • Families can talk about what it means to be a good "digital citizen."

Website details

Genre:Educational
Topics:Music and sing-along
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
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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.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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