What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zui.com is an entertaining and educational site where younger kids can safely browse videos online. The site offers a search function where kids can look up any topic they desire, and are then provided with pre-approved videos to watch and games to play. If the area of interest is not age-appropriate, the site informs users that no matches were found. Some of the most popular videos are of Justin Bieber, gymnastics, and skateboarding. The most frequently played games are Bubble Bugs, Racoon Crash, and City of the Month. Zui.com is both fun and educational. The site is targeted toward younger kids and uses large photos and icons so that searching is simple. Parents should be aware that external links may lead users to unprotected sites.
What's it about?
Zui.com is a fun and quirky site that offers a variety of videos and games just for kids. The videos and games provided have been carefully sorted through to ensure age-appropriate entertainment. Video topics range from animals and sports, to math and science.
Is it any good?
Zui.com can is a site that parents can direct their kids to -- that kids will be excited to explore. Age-apporpriate videos from their favorite pop-icons, skateboard trick demos, and instructional videos from teens and adults alike, PLUS games galore.
One of the great features about the site is that through the search engine kids can sift through their own personal areas of interest -- search for "Native American" and find videos of interviews with Lakota among the 90+ videos. The search engine offers videos that are "related" and "suggested" based on what you're watching. Also, multiple categories may intrigue users in accordance to their original search. For example, when looking up a video about "Ancient Greece" the site lists links to videos about Rome, Hatshepsut, and pyramids as further areas of interest.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about age-appropriate videos. What are the consequences of putting video footage of yourself online?
Families can also discuss staying safe online. Who can you trust and who is it OK to share information with?
|Subjects:||Math: algebra, arithmetic, fractions |
Social Studies: cultural understanding, exploration, history
Science: astronomy, biology, physics
Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, phonics, reading
Hobbies: fashion, pets, sports
|Skills:||Communication: asking questions, listening, multiple forms of expression |
Creativity: brainstorming, combining knowledge, making new creations
Responsibility & Ethics: embracing differences, respect for others
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, hypothesis-testing, solving puzzles, strategy
Collaboration: group projects, meeting challenges together, respecting other viewpoints
Health & Fitness: exercise, fine motor skills, fitness, movement
Tech Skills: social media, using and applying technology
Emotional Development: moving beyond obstacles, perspective taking
|Topics:||Arts and dance, Cats, dogs, and mice, Horses and farm animals, Science and nature|