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BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Wide variety of topics makes for fun, engrossing short vids.

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Two major things make BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week a great resource: video quality and topic variety. Videos include nice graphics and animations that convey lots of information but also are appealing to kids. The videos cover a lot of ground but are easy to follow and fun to watch; they'll explain things slowly and deliberately and at a level that's appropriate for young elementary school kids. One week, kids can watch a video on the branches of government; the next week, learn about the musical alphabet; and the next, explore ways to manage anger.

Unfortunately, through all the video watching, the app doesn't offer or suggest opportunities for meaningful interaction. Retention quizzes test mostly superficial learning, and the videos and supporting material can be formulaic. Although the video content is great, it will be largely up to parents to get kids engaged in further exploration of the material.

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