BrainPOP Jr.

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

age 5+

Awesome educational animation to explore, for a fee.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 5+

Homeschooler Grade 2

Due to the pandemic, we're purely homeschooling. It's tiring to be the sole teacher so Brainpop videos are very helpful. During the first quarter, they upgraded my account from Jr to the next level so I can try the "animation" feature. My 7yo kid was happy to see the additional videos but Brainpop Jr seems to be enough for her. We were happily using it but I didn't immediately subscribe for the next month since I needed to customize our exam's further based on the curriculum. I was also frustrated that I couldn't easily collate the grades in Brainpop so that I can integrate it in my grade sheet in Google Drive. However, this 2nd quarter, my daughter was begging me to get Brainpop again as she grew tired of Youtube. Music to my ears so I signed up again but just for Brainpop Jr. I took the Homeschooling option because it comes with 4 profiles/students that I share with my nephews and nieces. Overall, I think the videos are worth it even more if you really use it heavily as in take advantage of the quizzes, creative code challenges, games and readings. We don't have enough time in a day to go through all the content. Also, it has an app that I installed on my tablet so it's easier to browse leisurely. As for the price, I wish it would be lesser than $30/month.
age 15+

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: phonics, reading, storytelling, writing, Math: arithmetic, fractions, geometry, probability, Science: animals, energy, rocks and minerals, weather, Social Studies: geography, historical figures, history, the economy, Arts: music, painting, photography, sculpture, Hobbies: board games, gardening, pets
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, memorization, solving puzzles, thinking critically, Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge, imagination, Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth, work to achieve goals, Emotional Development: empathy, identifying emotions, perspective taking, Communication: conveying messages effectively, listening, multiple forms of expression, Collaboration: cooperation, meeting challenges together, teamwork, Responsibility & Ethics: embracing differences, following codes of conduct, honoring the community, Tech Skills: evaluating media messages, using and applying technology, Health & Fitness: balanced diet, hygiene and self care, fitness, mental health
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: History, Holidays, Science and Nature
  • Pricing structure: Paid ($14.95/month or $119/year for family plan. $29.95/month or $295/year for homeschool plan)
  • Last updated: April 19, 2022

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