Parents' Guide to

Encarta Reference Library Premium 2005

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

A super digital encyclopedia for the whole family.

Game Windows 2004
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Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (5):

With more than 500 articles written especially for kids ages 7-12 and more than 2500 pieces of age-appropriate multimedia accompanying the articles, Encarta Kids is an exciting addition to an already outstanding encyclopedia suite. However, it could have been better. Since it is for young children, it should have more content that can be read out loud. Also, while the articles are easier to read than those found in Encarta Encyclopedia, they contain words that some kids don't know.

On the plus side, Encarta Kids features extra large type sizes, bright colors, and loads of multimedia. It anticipates children's misspellings in helping to guide them to the desired content, and the games are fun and informative. And older kids and teens will find Online Math Homework Help -- the result of a content partnership with the excellent Web site -- a useful resource.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: December 6, 2004
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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