Parents' Guide to

Highlights Kids

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Companion site to classic kids' mag lives up to original.

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HIGHLIGHTS KIDS has dozens of activities to keep kids occupied, and many include an educational component. Virtual art projects let kids customize buildings or create a funny face out of food; science experiments will help them understand gravity, how vision works, and other concepts. Kids don't need to have a subscription to Highlights’ print magazine to enjoy the site. However, like the magazine, the site contains hidden picture and out-of-place image activities that are easy and visual enough for young kids to play. Many games are timed, feature different levels, and include hints, making them challenging (or not too challenging) for kids of varying ages.

Kids will find plenty of creative, diverse activities on the site -- and parents should be happy to know that, in addition to customization options and easy-to-understand functionality, many of them also offer a subtle science, reading, or other lessons.

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