The Internet is filled with many great websites that offer a lot of educational and fun activities, games, craft ideas and shows that children everywhere can enjoy. Now imagine not needing to navigate to each and every websites and having all these great shows your child enjoy in one place. Is that even possible?
The answer is YES! How? Zoodles!
I got the excellent opportunity of trying out the Zoodles Website with Premium Membership. Zoodles is essentially the one stop fun for ALL kids between the ages of 2 and 8! Zoodles is a great compilation of all the great kids and educational website shows and games that entertain and educate children all over the world.
Why did I like it?
As a mom, I truly love this website and all that they had offered for many reasons.
1. All your kid’s favorite shows can be accessed at one spot.
Now many kids change their mind about what game they want to play or watch on the computer. I am sure there are other moms who dread the sounds of “Mom!! This is not what I want anymore. Please change it to …” With Zoodles, you are not navigating around the web to find then that exact site, and can get whichever your child prefer, all at one place.
2. Older kids can navigate around on their own
If your kids is used to handling the games on their own, and just need you to get them to the right website, now you won’t need to do even that. Zoodles makes navigation between games simple for kids to comprehend. This allows them to be more self-reliant and independent.
3. They can be independent and safe at the same time
Zoodles make sure that kids stay within the Zoodles browser and not get a chance to divert to other websites – desirable or not. The Internet is exploding with a lot of information – both good and bad, thus it is important they kids get to see only what they should be seeing. Learn more about Zoodle’s safety features here.
4. Parents need not watch their kids like a hawk when they are on the computer
Zoodles has made the Internet safe for kids so they could have alone time with the computer and we need not stand by their side watching their every click.
5. Zoodles provides for both family fun and alone time for kids
With their parental play mode, parents could also join their kids in the fun and play along with their kids.
Zoodles is so wonderful that it has received the approval of many prominent websites and has received many awards during this very short period of time. It is the proud recipient of Family Resources – 2009 Gold Award by National Parenting Publications Award, listed as a recommended website in 2010’s Parent Choice Website and has received the seal of approval from the National Parenting Center.
Free vs. Paid
While you can enjoy most of the features on Zoodles for free, they provide an even extensive list of services when you have subscribed for their Premium Membership.
New users are all given a trial period to enjoy the Zoodles Premium Membership, before deciding whether you should upgrade. Zoodles offers a number of pricing plans, including $7.95 per month, $39.95 for 6 months and $59.95 for the entire year.
Zoodles provide a wide range of games and activities.
There are various activities that vary according to age, categories like math, phonics, social science, life skills and many others. There is whole directory of games that can be found at Zoodles listed here. What I enjoyed on Zoodles are their Preschool Early Learning/Phonics games and Math Games for Kindergarten children.
Zoodles is tailored effectively for different ages
The types of games, shows and activities offered are tailored to suit the age of your child. Even their virtual playgrounds are tailored to have them understand it better and navigate through their favorite activities. For instance take a look at the different playgrounds that are set up for 3 year olds, 5 years olds and 7 year olds.
This is the playground for a 3 year old. If you notice, there are fewer tabs that keeps this virtual playground simple. Kids could look at the pictures and determine which activity they would like to play with next. By clicking on the Favorites Tab, they could get to their regular or favorite game choices.
This playground for 5 year olds looks like that for 3 year old kids, except the playground contains games that are more appropriate for 5 year olds. The games are a little more sophisticated than that a 3 year old would enjoy.
For 7 year old kids, there are four tabs on their playground – Games, Subjects, Characters, Animals and Favorites.
The Games Tab displays all the games that are suitable for 7-8 year olds. The first two tabs categorizes these games according to the subject and favorite characters. The animals tab categorizes games that are about animals and they can always gain access to their favorites through the Favorite Tab.
So, all in all this is a great program to get your kids interested in as it offers everything that the kid and their parents love – games, shows, activities, safety and hours of unlimited fun.
This sounds awesome! How do I get it?
Register for their free or paid version at their site here at Zoodles website.
Zoodles is also on Facebook.
Disclaimer: I was offered a 6 month Premium Membership to try out Zoodles and offer my honest review. I was not paid to write this review. This review is solely my personal opinion and I was not expected to write anything more than a honest review. This therefore is my opinion as a mother who enjoyed this website.