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Parents' Guide to

Congress for Kids

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Text-heavy government site could be more fun.

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Clicking through each section and reading the text of this site gets really boring, really fast. Truth be told, there isn't much on the site to hold kids' interest. Except for the promising opening page, in which excited voices encourage users to click on the Capitol to start, the site's cartoony graphics are really simple; some almost look like clip art. A couple of quizzes in the beginning of the site are interactive. But, once you click onward to tour the governmental system, many of the quizzes need to be printed out which isn't the most exciting use of technology. The whole site kind of feels like a book that was made into a Web site. To get kids giddy about the government, really needs to pump up its fun factor.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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