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Kids can learn entrepreneurship, fiscal responsibility, and assessment in business along with the more creative aspects of business such as brainstorming, writing persuasively, and making wise choices. There's also an Elementary MBA program and an Entrepreneurs Kids Guide to help parents and teachers teach kids about these topics, and an interesting blog about a variety of business, money, and workplace skills topics. Zibkids is a good starting point for getting kids to think like a CEO.
The businesses kids can create are creative, manageable, and fun.
Products & Purchases
Ad-free. This site links to a sister site, McKidzey, that asks kids to weigh in on products and other marketing-related questions or products that businesses can hire kids to provide input.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zibkids helps kids learn about business and experiment with entrepreneurial creativity. Along with a complete "Elementary Entrepreneurs Kids Guide," there are also a number of business ideas for kids to try out (cafe, florist, temporary tattoo parlor, for example) and online or printable activities related to those businesses (creating a website, business cards, flyers, and tracking profits). Unfortunately, some parts of the site currently aren't working and the blog, while rich with topics about money and business, is not updated regularly. Overall, there's lots of potential here with a little more work.
Is It Any Good?
There's so much potential here for kids to learn about and have fun with entrepreneurship. It's unfortunate that some portions of the site are not currently functioning; there are only a few business ideas (Zibz) for kids to choose, the printable material doesn't leave room for much creativity, and the blog (with a diverse range of well-written posts, including one on the $100,000 bill and another about getting a job) hasn't been updated in months. Many kids may not have the patience to stick with the spotty content and creative limits. Still, if a motivated parent or teacher takes the information already available here and guides kids in learning about business with that information, kids will certainly benefit.
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