A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this website.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this action-packed game, news, and video site has some good lessons in betwen all they hype. You can make your own Trainer avatar and play games, learn about in-person organized Pokemon game activities in your area, watch the Pokemon TV series, and learn about new video games and movies.
Is it any good?
Clear simple games, seasons' worth of Pokemon shows and tons of information on the hundreds of Pokemon characters create a one-stop shop for all things Pokemon. If kids can tune out the sales pitch and get through the marketing hubbub, they may actually learn from the organization and negotiation skills that Pokemon play requires. Even better, they can get info on in-person events to meet more Pokemon fans in their area.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the amazing marketing machine Pokemon creators have built. How much money and time do you consider worthwhile to spend on Pokemon cards, video games, movies, and toys? Do you think you can still have fun with Pokemon without buying everything targeted at you? Read Kids' Social Sites and the Buying Bug.
Families can talk about getting involved locally with other kids at local Pokemon events.
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