What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ziggity Zoom is a fun, lightly educational site for preschoolers or early readers and their parents. This creative site is filled with games, printables, and craft activities for kids that encourage reading, coloring, drawing, and imagination. Parents must login with their Facebook accounts for kids to play some of the games. There's so much here to choose from that preschoolers will likely need a parent's help to navigate the site (at least the first few visits) to find what's right for their individual age and abilities. There's also a parent section with articles about education, healthy habits, arts and crafts, and other topics. Whether looking for a holiday craft or a rainy day game, you'll likely find something engaging on Ziggity Zoom.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- thinking critically
- solving puzzles
Engagement, Approach, Support
Most of the games on Ziggity Zoom are engaging and easy for preschoolers to figure out on their own. They'll need some direction to find the games or printables that are appropriate for their current level.
There are many ways that preschoolers and early readers can approach basic skills, including online games, food, crafts, and printable charts, so that even if one approach doesn't appeal, another likely will.
There's almost as much content on this site for parents as for kids, so parents will find information about education, craft ideas, and printable charts and reward sheets to help reinforce good habits.
What's it about?
ZIGGITY ZOOM provides preschoolers and early grade-schoolers a fun place to explore online. The site also contains information for their parents, including kid-friendly recipes, videos of crafts, and holiday activities. The site's main page includes many categories of content, including Family, Crafts, Food, Printables, Learning, Tech, Kids (games and stories), Activities, as well as a blog (not regularly updated) and holiday sections. There are also areas that include worksheets and homeschooling resources. If you're looking for something specific, use the search field.
Is it any good?
Most of the games on Ziggity Zoom are engaging and easy for preschoolers to figure out on their own. They'll need some direction to find the games or printables that are appropriate for their current level. Kids this age want to try computers like the big kids, but they also still value hands-on and outdoor fun. Ziggity Zoom provides both, and a meaty parent section, too. Online easy reader books add to the fun.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the healthy lifestyle messages this site includes, such as the games that take kids outside. The Look and Find printout sheets for the park, zoo, and backyard are excellent examples of finding resources online that can get kids outdoors and moving.
Ask your young computer user to compare coloring the whimsical coloring pages online versus printing them and coloring with crayons. What's the difference in the two experiences?