Parents' Guide to

Curious

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Video education site with many classes not always academic.

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age 6+

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age 2+

Geogre

age 10+

Life long learner and happy multi year subscriber

I love curious because there seems to be so many ways to learn something, even if you only have a few minutes to kill. I often use the app when I'm waiting in line for just a minute and learn something new with the many quick fact type articles they have every day. It works across multiple platforms (online, iOS, etc.) and keeps track of all activity. It uses a daily point system that encourages people to achieve goals. I really enjoy the ability to customize what you want to focus on but still have the ability to explore other subjects. Highly recommended!

Is It Any Good?

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This video website's thousands of courses are certainly an unconventional way of learning. Not all of its courses are academic -- some cover topics such as crocheting and cake decorating. Kids probably won't be able to find a course to correspond with every subject they're learning in school; the site doesn't seem to have sessions on every U.S. historical era, for example, or every scientific concept. But the site's courses are all educational, and the material, which Curious reviews to ensure it meets the site's quality standards, isn't vulgar or offensive. As an added bonus, teachers assign homework and provide individualized feedback, making the experience feel more interactive -- and less like binge-watching educational videos.

A paid subscription is required to use the site, which may be a deterrent for some parents. But if you're looking for a way to amp up your child's excitement about learning, the site's mix of hobby-based and scholastic lessons may do the trick. Even though you don't really have to worry about kids coming across crude content, you may want to help your child select courses. Being involved in your child's Curious site use will let you add some lessons that relate to your child's schoolwork -- and, because user profiles list completed and in-progress courses, help you track your child's progress.

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