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By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Go wild at the zoo with math and language lessons, rewards.

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ZooWhiz boasts a fun, creative, and appealing premise that offers a welcoming learning-themed environment. Kids will be motivated to complete learning activities so they can populate their zoos or have fun at the arcade. The learning activities are mostly drill practice or quizzes, which make them more useful for review than for learning something new. Unfortunately, the fun (buying animals and playing in the arcade) feels separated from the learning. For example, learning activities have graphics and sometimes present silly situations, but they still just feel like jazzed-up drill practice. Also, with 17,000 learning activities, they can't all be good! Some are clever and right-on, but others lack clear instructions or have ambiguous educational value. Sometimes quality is better than quantity. The options for customization are really nice. They allow kids to really focus on areas that are relevant to their personal learning needs.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, naming, phonics, reading, reading comprehension, spelling, text analysis, vocabulary, Math : arithmetic, counting, equations, fractions, geometry, graphing, grouping, measurement, numbers, patterns, probability, ratio
  • Genre: Educational
  • Topics: Wild Animals
  • Pricing structure: Free, Paid
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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