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Parents' Guide to

Fraboom Online Children's Museum

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tons of learning and goofy fun could be better organized.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Third Graders School Review

Fraboom is pretty good with learning and it has a lot of games at its disposal (Levi, 9). It's really fun to use and at the same time you can learn (Camila, 9). Fraboom is a nice website for kids but it has a lot of games that might be a little bit distracting if you're supposed to learn (Yashveer, 9). It's a good website for learning and it also has fun games like Leader of the Pack (Greysen, 9). This website is a good learning website and it also has fun games but the games might be a little too addictive (Esha, 9). I think it's safe because it doesn't have any bad words or any blood or any violence (Avery, 8).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Funny hats, big glasses, llama spit, and missed fist pumps. Billed as an online museum, Fraboom shines more as a creativity incubator for performing arts, graphics animations, and cartooning. If you can look past the uninspiring games and an old-school, unenlightened approach to "nasty" germs plus characters literally sticking their arms into African-species ant hills, this site has some truly cool stuff to offer.

Two "exhibits" combine live classes, videos, informational activities, and 10 lengthy activity sets including human saliva experiments; unfortunately, prominent ads with external links also are featured. Three synchronous or on-demand "TV channels" draw you in -- one with homespun wackiness and inspiring models for kids looking to the stage or a television career. The Drawing Academy is another of Fraboom's strengths, with the Kartoon Kow series and more showing kids step by step how to create cartoon images of fish, monsters, spiders, faces, and more. The interactive books embed lots of facts within rhyming animated pages, but there are only three, which leads to Fraboom's major flaw: It has a little of everything, and there's often too much going on.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : following directions, phonics, reading comprehension, vocabulary, Science : animals, biology, life cycle, Arts : acting, drawing, playing, rhythm, theater
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, collecting data, memorization, part-whole relationships, Creativity : combining knowledge, imagination, making new creations, Self-Direction : academic development, effort
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Bugs
  • Last updated: March 7, 2020

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