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By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fitness site encourages kids to back away from the computer.

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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

When I go to this website for the health games it is now a gambling website.

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Don't hold the fact that Kidnetic is a Web site against it. This is one site firmly grounded in reality, rather than cyberspace. Encouraging kids to play hopscotch, do jumping jacks, and cook up a yummy dish AWAY from the computer is an admirable goal, and the site achieves it through kid-friendly language and colorful and funky graphics. Recipes are designed to appeal to kids with names like Blood and Guts Soup and Brewed Monkey Brain Stew (which thankfully contains no simian gray matter). A lot of the exercise tips are things kids can do very easily, like the around-the-house scavenger hunt. With its emphasis on "do now" activities, don't be surprised to see your child hopping around on one leg next to the computer.

Online interaction: Because the site is designed to get kids playing together in real life, there are no opportunities for online interaction. Kids can connect with their parents via the Kidnector email messenger service, but that's the extent of interactive capabilities.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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