I have a 6 year old who mastered the computer at a young age and loves to play games on the internet. Then, I have a 3 year old who wants so badly to do everything her big sister does, but doesn’t quite have the coordination to click just right or the patience not click on the mouse button non-stop. We’d sit together as I guided her a long, but it wouldn’t take long, before weird things were popping up. shutting down, and flipping out. Even with my computer background, I couldn’t figure out what she’d done!
Then, the opportunity to try out Zoodles came along. I hesitated, since nothing had really helped in the past. But, I signed up. And I LOVE IT.. and better yet, so do both of my kids! Izy and I tried it out a little bit each day, but by day 3, she told me she could do it herself. And she could!
Zoodles is a FREE program that turned computer kid-friendly with age-appropriate games for Ady and for Izy based on their skills. I just had to answer a few questions about them (write own name, read, etc…) Zoodles has done the rest for me by locating and testing educational games all over the web and putting them in one easy to find location. In addition to games we often visited like PBS Kids, there were also many games I never knew existed!
The best part is that Zoodles is a full-screen program that stops Izy from clicking where she shouldn’t and causing havoc on my computer. However, there are pages upon pages of amazing games that focus on math, reading, science, life skills, and so much more to entertain her for hours (if I’d let her sit that long).
Plus, Zoodles make sure that Izy has games that read the instructions aloud, removes confusing buttons, and turn the internet into a perfect playground for a 3 year old!
While, Zoodles browser is always 100% FREE, they also offers a Premium Membership with Parental Controls and right, you can get a FREE 14-Day Trial. The Premium Membership, available for as low as $4.99/month, takes things a bit further, allowing you to block characters, games, and content, helping your child focus on particular skills, setting violence ratings, set time limits, and so much more!
Want to try it out and fall in love too? It’s not just for young ones. Zoodles is for children ages 2-8 years old!
– – Prize – –
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Three (3) lucky In Good Cents Readers will have a chance to win a 3-Month Premium Zoodles Membership which includes –
- Zoodles Kid Browser
- Full Screen Mode Capability
- Educational Content
- Age & Skill-Level Appropriate Content
- Safe Browsing Zoodles-Approved URLs
- Ad-Blocking Technology
- Parental Controls
- Play Timer Settings
- Promote Education Settings (e.g. Math, Reading, etc…)
- Block Unwanted Sites, Shows, & Games
- Block Content Types (e.g. videos, printables, etc…)
- Violence Filtering
- Add Sites & Games
- Parental Monitoring
- Weekly Reports
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Think about the child in your life. What is their favorite online educational game? Or if they are too young for the computer, what game do you think they’d enjoy if it was just a bit more kid-friendly? Leave a comment and let me know!
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Please, with each additional entry, leave a comment for each extra entry letting me know you did it! All bonus entries are completely optional, but each gives you a greater chance of winning.
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Need even more entries? For 3 bonus entries, sign-up for the FREE Zoodles trial-offer and download the Zoodles FREE Kid-Friendly browser. Try it out and leave a comment to tell me about your child’s experience! Remember, there is no credit card necessary to take advantage of the trial offer, so it’s worry free.
Entries will be accepted until Monday, August 23, 2010 at midnight Eastern time. Winners will be selected randomly through Random.org and announced here on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
Disclosure: This giveaway was sponsored by Zoodles. I did not receive payment for this post. I did receive a Premium Membership for review. However, as always, all opinions are my own, regardless of compensation. For more information, check out my disclosure policy.