In my quest to find the best kid friendly computing solution for my daughter, I came across Zoodles, an adobe air application that aggregates age appropriate content and bundles it in an easy to use interface. And unlike other kid computing solutions, Zoodles runs on your existing home computer and requires no additional hardware.
Zoodles browser known as the “toy box” consists of large kid friendly icons and easy to navigate menus. This is great for beginner computer users and makes their experience much more enjoyable. I mean, have you ever tried to teach a 5 year old how to use Firefox? If not, let me tell you, it’s an experience. With handy features like ad blocking and content filtering, Zoodles offers a controlled environment for your child to learn how to use a computer and surf the net.
For an additional monthly fee, you can also look at reports to see what your child has played, block sites, games, or shows, and even promote certain skill sets that you want your child to work on. Subjects include language and literacy, life skills, math, science, and social science.