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UpToTen

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Sweet bilingual activity site has games and more.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Original characters are innocent and sweet.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Google ads, banner ads, and products sold on this site.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this bilingual site is a great destination for kids who speak or are learning French, although any kid will enjoy it. It's mainly for kids who can read simple directions and have mastered Web site navigation (using the back and play buttons, finding activities through layered choices, etc.); adults may need to help kids under 6 roam around. Banner and Google ads are present throughout the site, and merchandise is sold at the "Toy Shop." A premium version without ads is available for $6.60 per month and includes partial content in Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.

What's it about?

Come one, come all (or at least those who are under 10) -- UPTOTEN.COM is full of games and activities available in English or French. The original characters Boowa and Kwala appear in games, storybooks, and animated songs (not to mention merchandise for sale). Kids can join the free club to save their favorite games and get a birthday ecard and screen saver (parents must join as well first -- limited information is required).

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Although other similar English sites have more to offer, this French import is full of sweet charm. There are many activities to choose from (and new content is added every day), but some kids may have some difficulty navigating due to the amount of choices and the fact that a few internal pages don't provide a direct link back to the home page. The huge number of games is well organized by age, category (puzzles, races, creative), and skill development. And, the free animated ecards are very possibly the most charming around.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Web site navigation. What should kids do if they lose their way? Have they tried using the back button to retrace their steps? Have new pages opened up on top of where they started? They can also talk about the benefits of learning a foreign language.

Website details

Genre:Gaming
Pricing structure:Free

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Educator and Parent of a 3 year old Written byElizabeth Y. March 23, 2010

Not all songs are OK for 3 and under

The scary wary song made my 3 year old cry and she is not easily intimidated. She became very upset. I don't consider "fart" to be a bad word but I don't want my daughter going around singing it in a song either. She loves the site and I would let her listen to the other songs. I think parents should check the lyrics before allowing their children to listen. (You can do this on the site.)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written byTigger4046 February 27, 2016

Boowa & Kwala 4.0 by UpToTen -- on ROKU

If you have enjoyed singing along or watching the adventures on the computer You are in for a treat as content is playable in English and French. Now playing on Roku commercial free. A Special thanks to my children: Joey, Ethan and Abbey you were my inspiration to bring the channel into existence and to my beta testers on StreamFree.tv thank you these two years have been amazing. TO THE STAFF of UpToTen may your work be seen by millions worldwide. my.roku.com/add/UpToTen For the best experience look at www.uptoten.com/premium
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 May 12, 2011

fun for kids

This is a nice little website for kids. There's no innapropriate content whatsoever. There are some educational games, but some aren't.
What other families should know
Educational value