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By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

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Youngzine's blog-style presentation is simple and sophisticated, and it's definitely accessible to its kid audience -- especially in the U Write, U Chat section and contest areas where kids can submit nearly any kind of original writing, photos, and videos of creative projects, personal stories, or even media reviews. The quality of kid contributions is quite high overall, and the grown-up written articles are clear as well (although a few grammatical errors appear from time to time). The most exciting thing about Youngzine, though, is that kids are actually engaging with the sometimes-dry news content; comments follow nearly every single article, joke, and review. It's great to see this positive response, and it's a testament to the welcoming community created by the developers.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : discussion, forming arguments, presenting to others, reading comprehension, storytelling, writing, writing clearly, Science : animals, engineering, ecosystems and the environment, weather, Social Studies : citizenship, cultural understanding, events, exploration, geography, global awareness, government, historical figures, power structures, Arts : dance, music, rhythm, Hobbies : cooking, sports
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning : applying information, asking questions, decision-making, logic, thinking critically, Creativity : brainstorming, combining knowledge, imagination, producing new content, Self-Direction : academic development, achieving goals, effort, initiative, personal growth, Emotional Development : empathy, self-awareness, Communication : asking questions, conveying messages effectively, friendship building, listening, multiple forms of expression, presenting, Responsibility & Ethics : respect for others, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Genre: Educational
  • Last updated: March 15, 2020

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