Discovery Kids

Website review by
Karen Wirsing, Common Sense Media
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Don't just read about the world, explore it!

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Encourages learning about the world through interesting articles and interactive games.

Violence

Stories of shark attacks and natural disasters are mentioned, but do not give explicit details.

Sex

Contains an article about puberty where informative facts and counsel are provided.

Language
Consumerism

Kids will be tempted to buy merchandise, especially with the bold "shop" link at the top of the page.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Discovery Kids is an educational site that encourages discovering all the world has to offer. Articles cover topics about natural disasters, growing up, machines, continents, space, and much more. An activities page provides interactive ideas for recipes, making crafts, designing clothes, and experimenting with science. Games are age appropriate, challenging, and educational, and the online puzzles are fun and entertaining. Parents should know that some games ask for a user name and email address. Also, the site does include a link to shopping and banner ads advertise more Discovery Kids shows.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byllarson April 9, 2008

A Resource

I found this site to be a fairly good resource. Although it did not contain the information I was looking for, it did provide me with a number of links to other... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written by[email protected] April 9, 2008

awsome

I think this is a good web site to learn about how your body works and what you can do with your body.
Kid, 10 years old June 2, 2009

What's it about?

This site for tweens features a lineup of programs on the Discovery Kids channel and in-depth information on each show; a treasure trove of games, puzzles, and other fun activities; and video clips from various episodes of Discovery Kids programs. The themes of most shows revolve around science, nature, the environment, and exploration of the world around us, and the activities on the site are similarly mind-bending.

Is it any good?

DISCOVERY KIDS is a great site that encourages kids to stay active. The site includes games that are challenging and educational and activities that push kids to get outside and explore. Parents and kids will both be drawn to the activities page. The section offers adventurous alternatives to staying indoors, such as taking laborious hikes, searching for rare insects, or making acid rain.

Also, the short educational articles are perfect for holding kids' attention spans and teaching both random and common knowledge facts. Why do squirrels have bushy tails? Do jellyfish really sting? What are the seven wonders of the world? These topics will more than just interest kids; they will also provoke thought and spark further discussion.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the games on the site. What did you like about the games? Did you learn anything by playing them?

  • Families can also discuss the educational articles and outdoor activities. How much time does your family spend outdoors? How much time is spent using digital media?

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