Biz Kid$

Website review by
Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat site paves the way to financial and business success.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Educational Value

Kids can learn about all aspects of starting and running a business. Biz Kid$ activities cover business plans, budgeting, careers, financial tips, fundraising, money facts, and entrepreneurship. The site's tone is kid-friendly but doesn't patronize; would-be execs are encouraged and taken seriously. Biz Kid$ empowers kids by letting them see themselves as business owners but all kids can benefit from learning how to earn, save, and spend money.  Kids teach kids how to control their financial and entrepreneurial futures on this upbeat site. 

Positive Messages

Empowers kids with the knowledge that they control their financial futures and gives them confidence to start their own businesses. Features videos of kid success stories.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

No ads but there are links to other sites with advertisements.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is absolutely nothing to worry about with this engaging educational site where kids teach kids about finance and business. The site features a newsletter, a free, downloadable curriculum, a business game, a blog, and links to other reputable sites about money for kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRecessGymClass2 November 27, 2016

This is stupid.

This show is targeted to preteens, and what does it teach to kids? FINANCIAL stuff. Kids will NOT understand that, so what is the point of this? It is just stup... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 10, 2009

ugly

it doesn't tell you anything
Teen, 13 years old Written bykrazypanda July 12, 2009

BORING unless you're starting a business

i went on and it only held my attention for a few minutes plus most of the games don't work. Good stuff if you ar starting a business.

What's it about?

Biz Kid$ introduces and reinforces kids' understanding of money management and business through engaging videos, challenging games, and resources like budget worksheets and business plans. There is also an area for teachers who are interested in using Biz Kid$ in the classroom. Parents will want to check out the organized activities section for ideas to expand on what kids are learning.

Is it any good?

BIZ KID$ is a fantastic way for kids to learn the importance of money management, economics, and business smarts. The site is a companion to the PBS series, and all episodes are available for convenient online viewing. Hosted by energetic youths (think Zoom!), the episodes make learning about finance fun. Hip music and fast cuts keep things moving along at a brisk pace, and there are fresh parodies such as a take on the popular television show 24 and Donald "Rump." Best of all are the stories featuring real kids and their financial success stories. This level of interactivity personalizes the abstract concept of money, giving kids confidence and knowledge to make wise financial decisions now and through adulthood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about real money vs. the concept of virtual money. Does spending virtual money make you more savvy about your own real money?

  • Families can also talk about the elements that make this a fun site -- rather than a dry one -- for learning about money management and business acumen.

Website details

For kids who love to be involved

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