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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Learning and laughter for preschoolers.

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Parents need to know that although kids younger than 4 can probably use this site with some simple pointing and clicking, we don't recommend having kids online who are that young.

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Kid, 6 years old August 19, 2010
Cars,Dinosuaurs, and monster trucks
Kid, 11 years old January 26, 2010

it is perfect for any mature person.

i think boohbah is a wounderfull show for your kids.

What's it about?

What's a Boohbah? It's a colorful "atom of energy" living in a glowing ball. The cuddly characters have unusual names, too: Humbah, Zumbah, Zing Zing Zingbah, Jumbah, and Jingbah. In the PBS TV series, children all over the world can "call" them using a special chant. The site, like the TV show, encourages creativity, movement, pattern discovery, and manipulation through 20 or so interactive online games for young fans. In "Grandpappa's Hammock," for example, the problem is that the hammock is strung too high. What object will help Grandpappa reach it? Only one item really works. Want to try your own dance moves? "Look What I Can Do" allows players to program a dancing character.

Is it any good?

This is a fun site that can be used with preschoolers -- and some games are also suitable for toddlers. Parents can visit the "Caregivers" section for suggested reading lists and additional hints on using the site with their kids.

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  • Families can talk about concepts and cause and effect and collaborate in problem solving.

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