Smartycard

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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High scores -- and parents' money -- yield real prizes.

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age 7+
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Learning should be fun and have its just rewards, and this site definitely offers both. The question is whether intrinsic or extrinsic rewards are most motivating for kids.

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There is a strong focus on the rewards portion of this site, the rewards mall, and "wish lists." Also, prominent reminders to kids such as: "You've earned points, but they're locked. Ask your parents to buy a smarty card."

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this high-quality website for kids grade 2-6 motivates kids with real-life rewards for playing educational games online, if parents pay the $6.65 and up monthly fee for the rewards. Otherwise, kids can still play the games but they'll see a lot of reminders that they should tell their parents to "unlock" their wish list of rewards -- eveyrthing from Wii games to books and passes to virtual web sites.

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Parent of a 2 and 7 year old Written byTomPo January 4, 2010

Good

It is a great way to motivate your kid to learn.

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Is it any good?

Most kids who love to learn, who love colorful online graphics and who loves games will take quickly to this engaging, well-organized site. The games are almost wholly educational and challenging. Kids can choose from activities in all general school subjects by grade level and "easy," "medium," and "hard" levels within those grades. Parents get progress reports. Most prizes are also semi-educational and definitely hit on the most up-to-date kids' consumer wish lists.

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