New Review from Common Sense Media

Here is our website review from Common Sense Media, :

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Article by Carla Thorton


The clunky name aside, KidzClix is one impressive new “edu-tainment” site for tween-somethings. Even sans the social networking tools that are still under development, the site offers wonderful entertainment and educational features both boys and girls can love. The engaging content doesn’t talk down to kids. The graphics, which range from pretty sepia-toned storybooks with turning pages to Monsters, Inc-quality characters, is simply enchanting. Quirky games and videos make the dullest subjects, such as recycling, fun to learn about. Even the theme song rocks.

The site isn’t perfect. The main screen’s tiny buttons and typefaces are almost impossible to read and switching between games is way too hard. More back buttons, please. But with a few tweaks, KidzClix could soon be giving other pre-teen social networking sites like ZulaWorld and Miss O & Friends a run for their money.


Many games and activities are free. Full access, including social networking tools (not yet available in September 2009), costs $5.95 a month, or $14.99 for three months, or $59.95 for 12 months.


KidzClix profiles kids who are making a positive difference in their communities. For instance, a 12-year-old girl gives the money she makes from selling customized flip-flops to local charities. How might kids use their own special talents or interests to make the world a better place?

KidzClix gives kids a taste of art, science, math, environment preservation and lots of other disciplines. Which games are the most fun? Discuss the kinds of careers that require these different types of specialized knowledge.