How to Play
Welcomed by a pair of slick off-screen hosts, children enter the game by signing in and being assigned a letter on the keyboard as their buzzer. They choose between a seven- or 17-question set, one or two players, and one of three difficulty levels. As kids choose questions from crazy categories, the announcers make hilarious quips, the graphics flash, and the music rocks—this software produces a “wicked cool” scene for tweens.
Triva Game with Educational Depth
Under this entertaining hype, are solid educational objectives. The questions have good depth and come with an excellent explanation that plays whenever the child chooses an answer.
Zoog Genius has great longevity because it offers additional question packs that are downloadable free on the Internet, and it has a create-your-own-questions area. Teachers will particularly appreciate the latter option as a means to add specific curriculum questions.
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