What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that KARMA'S WORLD is aimed at kids in first through sixth grades. Games, stories, and songs teach educational fundamentals and values like responsibility and honesty. The site was conceived of by tween Karma Bridges and her father, Ludacris, but contains none of the rapper's raunch.
What's it about?
Dreamed up by young Karma Bridges, Karma's World features games, puzzles, stories, and songs with an educational twist. Funky Bubble Land includes math-related activities, Spacetacular Station teaches kids about space, and Neon Dreamland touches on geography. Each section is divided into content for kids in grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. Kids can listen to the stories as well as read them, and each includes a quiz at the end.
Is it any good?
Colorful and upbeat, Karma's World does a good job teaching basic concepts in an engaging way. Most of the games have multiple levels and difficulty settings, making them challenging enough keep kids immersed in the subject matter. The stories -- which feature Karma, her brother, and her dog -- are charming, and the songs are catchy and well-produced. The site's only real drawback is its limited scope; adding more subject areas would make Karma's World bigger and better.
Families can talk about...
Karma's World mentions the idea of the Golden Rule -- how we should treat others like we want to be treated. How does that apply to kids' online activities?
Families can talk about what it means to be a good "digital citizen."
|Subjects:||Science: astronomy, gravity |
Language & Reading: reading, reading comprehension
Math: fractions, multiplication, numbers
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, solving puzzles |
Emotional Development: empathy, handling stress, identifying emotions
Responsibility & Ethics: integrity, making wise decisions, respect for others
|Topics:||Music and sing-along|