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Kidthing.com – A Safe Learning Environment For Children

Submitted by on July 17, 2009 – 1:56 am10 Comments
Kidthing.com – A Safe Learning Environment For Children

Kidthing is a new fun, safe and (partially) free environment for kids. The Kidthing media player is free to download, and a number of free learning games, books and videos are included in the download or can be downloaded separately from the store (just search for the word “free” in the store search function). You can download the free stuff without giving out your credit card number.

Most of the content is not free however. Most games and videos cost 0.99, 1.99 or 2.99 USD. Books are typically a bit more expensive, with prices ranging between 2.99 and 5.99 USD. All activities on Kidthing are, of course, ad free, and they all appear to be of high quality.

Much of the content is created by leading content creators. You can find well-known names such as Dr Seuss, Garfield and Guinness World Records in the store. At the time of writing (July 2009), Kidthing is still in beta and runs under Windows. A Mac OS version will soon be available.

You can read a review of Kidsthing on the site Crazy Kids Chicago.

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Browsing the Kidthing virtual store.

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Reading a digital alphabet book on Kidthing.

10 Comments »

  • rim says:

    merci .

  • Thanks! Kidthing.com is really cool!

  • Looks like a great bit of software if you ask me. It depends just how much the “pay per game” thing is going to work as to whether or not it is lucrative. I think it would need to come with a handful of games to get me hooked on the idea of purchasing more games for it. So long as its engaging enough then it should work out well.

  • Rene says:

    I was so sad to see that kidthing has had to shut down. Hope something similar will come up!

  • Ralph says:

    I cannot access the kidthing.com site. I dont know why. I really want to know what’s the features of the site

  • Jayne says:

    @Rene…

    There are some newer browsers for kids. One is called Kidoz and you can also get a free one called KidRocket(freeware). I like Kidrocket personally because u can also limit their time online with it

  • Abbas says:

    I got a subscription to kidthingcom – Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Everything on the site costs money, and the variety of resources available is quite limited.

  • Mary Jones says:

    Abbas, you can’t put a price on your child’s education, and honestly, you can’t find such a wide variety of resources anywhere on the internet at such a great price. Just saying, as a mom who has actually bought this for her child.

  • Taylor says:

    Has anyone else found any other kids entertainment and learning type sites? Appears Kidthing will remain down. We are always on the look out for these types of sites and appreciate any recommendations to follow up on.

  • Silky Richmond says:

    It’s very refreshing to see a safe, fun place for kids. They can actually use their brains on this site, unlike many others.
    Thank you,
    Silky Richmond, Math Software researcher

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