Parents' Guide to

Curious Words

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Words spark creativity in super short videos.

Curious Words Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kids' creativity is celebrated in this simple, easy-to-use video creator. The interface is sleek -- which means no instructions -- but digital natives who have grown up with touchscreens and phone cameras will have no problem getting started. The single-word inspirations are read aloud, so even emerging readers will be able to play. Swiping one direction changes the voice that reads the words: Kids can choose from a man, woman, or child's voice. Kids will need to be ready to go, focused on what they want to record before they hit the record button -- one second goes fast! One drawback is that there's no option for kids to input their own words, which would open up lots of possibilities to use this tool for vocabulary and spelling lists. Another is that it only works in portrait mode, which limits framing options.

App Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate