Parents' Guide to

The Wonderment

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Ambitious community aims for good through global efforts.

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The idea behind this social-networking site is extraordinary; it's inspiring to find a site whose mission is to inspire wonder in kids around the world. It also manages to leverage those kids' passion to do outreach and service work for those who need it most. The most encouraging thing about the site is its developer's commitment to improvement. Some Paths include outside content (a Buzzfeed video was one unfortunate example), but the site is moving toward making all its video content come from its users (and from teachers in particular). The developer has also enlisted teachers to create new paths -- including lesson plans -- that other teachers might use to drop the Wonderment's activities directly into the classroom, which parents could conceivably use as well. The site doesn't quite deliver on its promise yet -- there's still work to do and a huge volume of wonders to address -- but it's an awfully good start. Overall, this is a neat site for getting kids to create novel solutions to address or depict the things that amaze them in their world, and it's likely to get better and better in the years ahead.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Social Studies: citizenship, cultural understanding, exploration, global awareness, Hobbies: building
  • Skills: Creativity: combining knowledge, imagination, innovation, making new creations, Emotional Development: empathy, moving beyond obstacles, perspective taking
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: March 15, 2020

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