Teacher Review for PBS Kids

PBS Kids Go has some great games, but there are time wasters too.

Lesa B.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I mostly use it with Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. I tell them specifically which "Shows" they can play. I usually point them directly to Curious George, Sid the Science Kid, Read Between the Lions, or Super Why.
My Take
PBS Kids Go is great if you tell your kids which "Shows" to play, and if you supervise them. But if you give them a choice of anything on PBS Kids, they will all gravitate to Wild Kratts where they kick-box with kangaroos. Really, within 5 minutes every kid in the room is playing on Wild Kratts, which involves nothing except hitting the space bar and arrow keys.