Ziggity Zoom

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Fun, light learning for preschoolers and early readers.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn basic preschool and early reading skills while engaging in activities specific to their interests -- such as games, food, or crafts (with a parent's help) -- on Ziggity Zoom. Kids can also practice reading via the easy reader stories with online page turners. Printable worksheets and online games include activities related to critical thinking, holidays, drawing, the environment, animals, and social skills. With the help of parents, kids can also find ideas for many crafts and educational activities. Some options on Ziggity Zoom are just for fun, but there are many that can help preschoolers learn while having fun.

Positive Messages

Lots of talk about "being nice." Printable charts for kindness, manners, and healthy eating habits.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The parent sections have a lot of "best games," "best apps," and "best books" suggestions. Easy reader books that can be read on the site show a "Buy ebook for Nook" tab under the book. There are also banner ads with ad content geared toward parents. Parents have to login to their Facebook accounts for their kids to be able to play some games, and social media sharing is heavily promoted.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Parent of a 6 year old Written byShare310 June 2, 2011

ZiggityZoom is a Fun & Educational website for Kids

Exceptional educational games that keep learning fun. We love all the Creativity for Kids and families on ZiggityZoom.

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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.

Talk to your kids 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?

Website details

For kids who love preschool learning

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