Parent reviews for HowStuffWorks

Common Sense says

Excellent tool for kids with nuts-and-bolts questions.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews
Adult Written bykitode April 9, 2008
Adult Written bysrfgirl March 31, 2012

Be afraid that this website will come after you

This place is garbage. Please don't allow your children to visit this site. They run the risk of having a copyright infringement case filed against them. I posted a link to their website on Yahoo Answers and received an infringement violation 2 years later. This website files complaints against people who drive traffic to their website and complains about people who DON'T INFRINGE ON COPYRIGHT MATERIAL.
Adult Written byalterrevo April 9, 2008

a good choice for the curious kid (or kid at heart)

Although some content is technical, knowledge-hungry kids will find this site worth the read. Ads are present, but are kid friendly and by far the least interesting part of the web page. Also, i like this site for children because it encourages reading for personal pleasure and imaginativeness/curiosity: two things that are not always easy to instill in some children. Also, the content is aimed at all age groups, kids to seniors. Because of this, the language (minus technical terms) is easy to read and understand, and adults can find interesting topics, too. From, "how bed bugs work" to, "how credit scores work," any curious, literate person can enjoy