Pocoyo World

Website review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Virtual world preschoolers can enjoy with adult help.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids can learn to sharpen their memory by repeating dance moves and other rote activities in some of Pocoyo World's games. Kids can also practice reading by following along as a narrator explains instructions. Playing games earns you tickets that can be used to buy avatar accessories, which helps kids set goals, save, and spend. Younger users can improve their reading and gain other essential skills in some games, while having a lot of fun.

Positive Messages

The show on which the virtual world is based stresses values including tolerance, respect, and love.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

For a monthly fee, premium club membership opens more games, activities, and content. "Packs" of various extras -- virtual pets, clothes, cars -- can be purchased via text messages costing $2.99 to $4.99.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pocoyo World is a virtual world that includes avatar customization, games, videos, and other activities based on the Pocoyo ("little me" in Spanish) animation series, seen in more than 100 countries. You need to be 18 to register, so parents should fill out the online form. (Also, take note: When you sign up, you'll be automatically registered to receive a regular newsletter from the site.) Registration is free. For $3.90 a month, kids can join the world's premium club, which they'll need to do to buy certain costumes, toys, and other special avatar accessories -- but there's plenty to do without a paid subscription. You'll need to start at the main Pocoyo.com site to get to the virtual world; parents need to know that the main site has links to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Although the virtual world is simple enough for young children to navigate, parents should explore the site with their kids, and not leave them unattended.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3 and 3-year-old Written byKristy Bircher November 15, 2011


I gave up trying to registering, it was literally impossible for me to come up with a login that I would remember that did not use any personal information of m... Continue reading
Parent of a 6-year-old Written bySunnybunny October 25, 2010

don't miss it!!!

This is so much fun to play with your children, they feel like they are grown up playing as their elder siblings but absolutely safe.
Teen, 13 years old Written byBumpySylveon700 June 28, 2017

I enjoy the show!

Splendid for fans of the TV show
Kid, 8 years old July 16, 2012


Stupid!A 2 year old site a BLOCK on it.

What's it about?

Based on the Pocoyo (\"little me\" in Spanish) animation series, Pocoyo World lets kids create an avatar and cruise around the zoo, amusement park, playground, and other areas, jumping, dancing, and exploring. The site also offers fun, graphically impressive -- yet simple to play -- games that are targeted at younger kids. Kids can also friend each other, but can’t chat or directly interact in the virtual world.

Is it any good?

POCOYO WORLD lets kids create a customized avatar and cruise around the zoo, amusement park, playground, and other areas, jumping, dancing, and exploring while peppy music plays. The virtual world also includes several fun, graphically impressive games that younger kids are bound to love -- such as a golf game where the ball bounces off characters and objects before landing near the hole.

Playing games earns users tickets, which can be used to buy accessories and stamps for their online character-based stamp collection, but the emphasis is on having fun, not earning credit. Supportive messages like "hooray for Pocoyo!" at the end of some of the games reflect the site's cheerful, supportive tone -- and thanks to the constant guidance about what to see and do from a British narrator, even very young kids can easily find their way around Pocoyo World.

Online interaction: Pocoyo World is super safe. Kids can pick from a number of emotions, like frazzled or sleepy, that can be broadcast over their head, or can blow a kiss or dance, but can't directly chat.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Why is it fun -- and also safer -- to be able to dance with, throw a kiss at, or just see other people in a virtual world -- as opposed to actually talking to them?

  • If you are on a site where you can chat with other members, what kinds of things should you be careful not to say? And what kinds of things are not OK for people to ask you?

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For kids who love to explore worlds and see characters

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