UpToTen Kids - a secure on-line environment
No other site can be shown in the UpToTen Kids window. Both the navigation system and all the content within UpToTen Kids are built by us, in-house. There are over 600 age-appropriate, non-violent games and activities in all.The navigation system is perfect for children - image-based, easy-to-use, reliable, and pleasing to the eye.
Surfing on UpToTen Kids is safe and enjoyable. That means peace of mind for you.
You and your child can use the search engine in several ways :
||How does the UpToTen search engine work ?
To use the search engine, click on this button in the UpToTen Kids gray navigation bar.
- Type a question or a list of words that describe an activity that your child wants to play.
- Ask your child to describe the game in their own words. If your child finds the game, it will be all the more fun to play !
Be as specific as you can when you describe a game. Avoid using sentences that contain ONLY words that describe all the games :
: Kwala having a cold shower
Rather than : The funny game with Kwala
You can also try "talking" to the search engine :
Try : Are there any snowmen in this site ?
Try : I would like a color game with a flower.
Try : Hello search engine, I would like a maze. I want to help Boowa or Kwala when they get lost, please.
No negative sentences, please :
Avoid : I don't want any snowmen, thanks.
- Choose a game category :
mazes, races, jigsaws...
- Choose an educational category
if you want to encourage your child to develop specific skills.
Find out what activities other children enjoy playing most. The green bar on the results page shows how many times each game was played the previous week.
To add a page :
||How can my child store a page in "My faves".
To use My Faves, use this button in the UpToTen Kids gray navigation bar.
Roll over the My Faves button in the gray navigation bar, go to the bottom of the drop-down menu and click on "Add this page to My Faves".
Your child can store any page on the site (games, navigation, songs...)
There is space for up to fifteen Faves at any one time.
To delete a page :
Roll over the My Faves button in the gray navigation bar, go to the bottom of the drop-down menu and click on "Delete this page to My Faves".
: You must first visit the page you want to delete.
Will my child's "My Faves" settings be lost when they leave UpToTen Kids :
Your child's "May Faves" settings are stored on our server. The next time your child comes back to UpToTen Kids, their "My Faves" settings will reappear.
The information you will find :
- The activity's title and description (useful if you want to find it in the search engine later).
- The activity's suggested minimum age.
- The activity's educational qualities (the skills the activity helps to develop).
- A direct link to the same activity in French.
- The downloadable virtual CD-ROM that you will find the activity on and a link to Boowa & Kwala's Toyshop (toy store).
The entire UpToTen.com site is available in : English and French
UpToTen Kids is partially available in : Spanish, Dutch and Italian
To access the site in English, click on this link (or type this address into your browser) :
to bookmark UpToTen.com in English)
To access the site in French, click on this link (or type this address into your browser) :
to bookmark UpToTen.com in French)
Note : If you have set the preferred language in your browser to French,
will automatically display the site in French.
To change the preferred language :
"Tools" drop-down menu —› "Internet options" —› "Languages" —› Select a language, then use "Move up", "Move down", "Add" and "Delete". Place your preferred language at the top of the list.
"Edit" drop-down menu —› "Preferences" —› "Navigator" —› "Languages" —› Use up and down arrows, "Add" and "Delete". Place your preferred language at the top of the list.
: UpToTen accepts only English and French as preferred language. English is the default.
When your child is playing a game, you can switch that game to French by clicking on this button in the gray navigation bar. In the search engine, just click on the French flag to load any activity listed in French.
When your child is really familiar with an activity, ask them if they would like to try switching that activity to French. Just to see.
Having a peek at another language is educational and fun for your child.
And it could be fun for you too ;o)
NB : The navigation will stay in English, so you won't get lost ! When you click on a navigation button, the activities will be in English again.
The Flash plug in
UpToTen.com (Parents and Kids) is built using Macromedia Flash.
This allows us to deliver smooth navigation, fun animation, great MP3 sound and educational activities and games that are second to none !
You must have Flash 6 or more recent to use UpToTen.com.
If you wish to upgrade your Flash plug in. Click here