A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Kids can learn how to put words and images together to give a lasting impression. They have to create a linear story and may learn some public-speaking skills if they end up presenting to a group. PhotoPeach gives kids experience in gathering information and organizing it visually and discovering the best way to share what they've found.
Kids will feel proud of their snazzy slide shows and may want to share them with parents and friends.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that PhotoPeach is a website for creating online photo slide shows, complete with captions and music. It's a fun, simple resource for kids, whether they're working on a research project or making a multimedia presentation. One issue: music selections can be chosen from YouTube, so kids may get distracted or find themselves perusing inappropriate content.
Is It Any Good?
PhotoPeach is a perfectly simple little site that does just what it sets out to do: provide a place to create slide shows. Users only need to upload their media, and the resulting slide shows can look quite polished. It's great that you can choose any song from YouTube, but the video will play in a tiny corner of the screen. This means that if a kid wants to use a Nicki Minaj song as background music for a report on nuclear fission, attention may be divided. You may want your kids to stick to the less exciting (but still decent) preloaded songs.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.