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