BrainPOP

Website review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 2+

Not compatible with Google Family Link

My child's google account is managed by Family Link. She cannot purchase the app on her account. I cannot purchase the app on her account. She cannot access the app I purchased on my account through google play family because it does not appear in the family library. There is no way for her to use this except to buy a username and password for computer for twice the price. She wants the phone app. Family link is for kids and brainpop is for kids. Why is there no way to do this???
age 9+

If you use the tablet app, you have no way to track what your child is learning.

As much as I enjoy BrainPop's content, I was extremely disappointed to learn that you cannot track what your child is watching if they use an app. However, if your child watches using a computer, the list of videos they watch will be reflected in the Timeline. Personally, I would like to have a list of watched videos regardless because I home teach and want records that prove my child is learning under my care. I'm not sure how common it is for home-school parents to be audited (? not sure if that's the right word), but, being the safe-not-sorry kind of gal that I am, I would have certainly preferred to have records of our progress. I doubt I'll be using this app/site any more, because I've been able to find plenty of entertaining, educational videos on YouTube for free. At least there, I'm able pull up our viewing history.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, storytelling, text analysis, vocabulary, writing, Math: algebra, arithmetic, geometry, measurement, probability, ratio, Science: astronomy, biology, ecosystems and the environment, energy, gravity, life cycle, motion, Social Studies: citizenship, cultural understanding, events, government, historical figures, history, the economy, Arts: dance, drawing, film, music, painting, photography, sculpture
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, making conclusions, part-whole relationships, thinking critically, Self-Direction: academic development, self-assessment, Emotional Development: handling stress, identifying emotions, Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills: coding, digital creation, Health & Fitness: balanced diet, mental health, movement
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: STEM, Great Girl Role Models, History, Science and Nature
  • Pricing structure: Paid (From $230 yearly or $24.95/monthly)
  • Last updated: April 19, 2022

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