Thank you to Fooz Kids for providing me with an All-In-One pack to review. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. ‘Cause anything less would totally not be cool.
As Nick gets older, he has more and more interest in playing on the computer. YouTube videos, countless Google searches, game playing and research for school. For now, we share my computer. I try to not get too uptight as I watch his fingers fly across the keyboard, knowing that one inadvertent keystroke can accidentally wipe away a freelancing article or invoice in a moment. I am a work in progress. But together we navigate the computer and he knows the rules that have been set in place.
When it comes to visiting various web sites, parental controls or an eagle eye is a must. It’s way too easy to click here or there and suddenly be transported to someplace way older than his young nine years. So when the folks at Clever Girls Collective asked me to review Fooz Kids, I was all ears. And if you have kids that like to play on the computer, you’ll want to be all ears (and eyes!) too.
- It’s an aplication that you download onto your computer, and it operates like a kid-friendly, easy-to-navigate browser. I created a shortcut on my desktop to make it easy for Nick or Madeline to just do one-click and get in.
- YOU are in control, but it’s in a subtle, background way. Once you buy the application, you can set up the account specific to your child(ren), deciding based on age and gender, and what applications are appropriate to include and have viewed by him and her. Because of this, it doesn’t so much feel like a lock-and-key approach to your child’s viewing. They don’t know what you’ve excluded, and you can feel at peace while they browse, play, work, and create to their heart’s content.
- There is a huge variety of applications available for your kids to engage in … games, crafts, activities, printables and more There’s Barbie for Madeline, who loves to mother her babies, and Nick was stoked to see Big Time Rush and Drake & Josh included in the offerings. I like that there’s one spot where they can both safely hang out.
- The brainchild of Moms, it’s also a bargain at $11.99.
- It has a “university” feature, where you can select your child’s grade level and then he/she can do activities and worksheets targeted toward their grade level, and I love that for extra reinforcement on what Nick is currently learning in school. You can also check in on their progress there and see how they’redoing.
Want to learn more? I encourage you to go and discover Fooz Kids for yourself. Targeting kids age 3-9, you’ll find all sorts of activities to keep your young ‘uns busy and your mind at peace.