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By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Simple bilingual math activities for pre-K kids.

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age 3+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 4+

Great site for the younger set!

My kindergartners love this site. They sing along to Ten Green Bottles and Frere Jacques, or count along and figure out puzzles, sometimes they play with digital toys. There's no end to the fun that young kids can have. It's self-explanatory, too, so they can be somewhat on their own with the simple navigation.

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age 3+

Simple and Sweet

Love it. Easy and not too flashy. Great intro site for children.

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Is It Any Good?

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PoissonRouge's home page is a playroom filled with puppets, dolls, and other toys. Click on one, and you're taken to a game or an activity. For example, a mannequin brings up a full-screen figure that can be posed in various ways. As with many of the site's activities, it's a simple exercise: Kids can click on the doll to see how the human body moves. Another activity involves a song that counts down from 10, using bottles as a visual. Kids also can see a virtual art museum and repaint portions of famous pieces; click on letters to hear them pronounced; or hear words \pronounced in French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, and English.

Kids won't, however, find many instructions. The activities are pretty intuitive, but it can help to have an adult's guidance. PoissonRouge doesn't have a lot of flashy computer tricks or complex plots. But if kids can use a mouse, they'll be able to access the many projects -- many of which reinforce basic math and language skills -- and should have fun doing it.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, vocabulary, Math: numbers, patterns, shapes, Arts: music, painting
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, solving puzzles
  • Genre: Gaming
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid (The site offers a free 10-day trial and a $19 annual membership.)
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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