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PBS Kids Games

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Free fun with familiar characters and learning games.

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age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


Honestly, the games are just fluff with no actual educational value. Not only does it not give you the topic that is being taught, but leaves people to blindly play every game to know anything about it. "Math" is a broad subject... but I think if they labeled every game by topic you would see that half of the math games are just sorting.
age 8+



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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This mini-game collection will entertain and hopefully educate preschoolers for hours on end with some of their favorite animated TV personalities. For kids who are familiar with the PBS Kids website, PBS Kids Games isn't going to offer a lot of surprises: The games are all ported over from the website. But kids will care more that the mini-games are varied, giving a bit of time to each of the many popular characters in the PBS Kids family. Parents can appreciate that the content is kid-friendly and always has an educational message built in. Sometimes the educational content is a bit heavy-handed, and sometimes it's not explicit enough, but the overall effect is positive. It's definitely a great choice for preschoolers, especially since the whole thing is free.

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