Parents' Guide to

The Explorers

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Gorgeous crowdsourced glimpses into nature and culture.

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Beautiful images and high-quality video of the earth's beauty will pique kids' curiosity. The Explorers provides a still-growing visual reference to natural and cultural resources on our planet. Kids who are interested in contributing their own documentation of the earth's beauty can do so easily, as long as they follow the rules about image quality and acceptable content. Most of the free materials don't have a lot of depth to them, but they do include brief descriptions and sometimes some voice-over work. For more well-packaged, longer documentary-quality content, you'll need a paid account. Navigating through the content can sometimes feel overwhelming, particularly because there is so little background information. Without context, kids may feel a bit lost sometimes. Even so, kids can learn about the earth's natural resources, different cultures, ecology, and animals -- as well as how to care for it all.

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