Tuesday, October 04, 2011

@FoozKids #FREE for Artsy Chaos Readers!! Kid-Safe Social Networking

I remember when my kids were younger and always begging me to let them create a "My Space" profile. Honestly, I was horrified. With all due respect to My Space, it is not really appropriate for a 10 year old. I'm not an overly protective parent but having my children playing on what I feel is an adult place to hang out is just not my cup of tea. Boy, we used to have some tears over that one!

I wish that FoozKids would have been around then. FoozKids is a kid-safe, parent approved place where kids can email family and friends, watch videos and even do some crafting all in a parent controlled and child appropriate environment. For a low one-time fee of $11.99 (hello, bargain!) for the basic application kids get access to web, video, games, crafts, virtual rooms, email and they get to create their own virtual look-a-like. What a great comfort to be able to let your children email when they want and to whom they want all because you have already approved who they can interact with. There is also a Premium application with the FoozKids University where kids can quiz themselves on math topics with over 22,000 questions for grades pre-K-5. The Premium application also includes FoozKids Flix with both educational and family friendly titles, Treasure Box *coming soon* where kids can learn and earn points to redeem for prizes, and the Mall which is just a fun thing to buy items to personalize your virtual look-a-like. The Premium application is $69.99/year. Another cool perk is that once you have the FoozKids app and ‘Like’ the FoozKids Facebook page, you are eligible to nominate your child as ‘Fooz Kid of the Week’ where their picture is the profile picture for the week! Another feature parents may enjoy is that kids cannot quit the application without a parent password being entered. This ensures that if you don't want your child having internet access and free reign on your computer, that won't happen.

We were impressed with the number of topics included in the application. If your daughter loves Strawberry Shortcake, they've got that! If your son likes Dr. Suess, they've got that! Maybe your kids like to learn new dances, the premium application has videos on that too! FoozKids has activities which will keep the attention of very young children as well as offer things for older school-age children too. My niece, who is 7, had some fun poking around in FoozKids and settled on some activities with Big Time Rush which entertained her for quite a bit. As I was exploring the crafts area (I just can't help myself when it comes to crafting!) I found some cute Strawberry Shortcake Christmas coupons which you can print and assemble; a great gift idea for kids to make.

Thanks to FoozKids, I have been given the OK to share a link with all my readers which will allow you to download the Basic Application ($11.99 Value!) for FREE!! Just use this URL: 
http://bit.ly/ozaYMe and get FoozKids for your kids free. 

You can also connect with FoozKids on Facebook and Twitter to learn more and get updates!

FTC Disclosure: We received the above mentioned premium product download at no charge to facilitate this review. No monetary amount was received and all opinions are our own.