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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is a nonprofit that helps families make smart media choices. They offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.  See more at commonsensemedia.org.

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Common Sense Media Articles (22)

10 Kids Books With LGBTQ Themes

Find books for readers of all ages that portray aspects of the LGBTQ experience, including books with gay, lesbian, or transgender characters.

Jun. 09, 2017

Summer Movie Preview

Previews of 12 summer movie releases from Common Sense Media.

Apr. 26, 2017

Movies, Shows, Apps, and More that Teach Environmentalism

TV shows, movies, apps, books, and games that teach kids about environmentalism

Mar. 27, 2017

11 Games That Teach Kids Kindness

Top picks for games that teach kids kindness

Feb. 27, 2017

Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies

17 Oscar-nominated movies to watch with your kids, tweens, and teens

Jan. 24, 2017

What Your Kids Should Watch on TV

10 TV shows to watch with your kids, plus a preview of 'A Dog's Purpose'

Jan. 03, 2017

Virtual Stocking Stuffers: 10 Apps for Kids, Tweens, and Teens that Cost

Our picks for 10 apps that make great stocking stuffers for kids, tweens, and teens.

Nov. 28, 2016

10 Apps for Learning and Fun

Common Sense Media shares 10 apps for kids to have fun while learning.

Oct. 18, 2016

Top 10 TV Shows for Kids This Year

Common Sense Media shares ratings for 10 kids' TV shows, plus a preview of 'Pete's Dragon.'

Jul. 28, 2016

11 Apps and Games that Help Build Reading Skills

Common Sense Media rates 11 apps and games that help kids ages 2 and older build reading skills.

May. 31, 2016

Kids' Movie Preview: Spring and Summer 2016

The 2016 spring and summer movie season brings funny faves, game characters, and beloved stories to the big screen. Find out what to see--and what to skip.

Apr. 08, 2016

Movies on DVD and Streaming in March and April

Common Sense Media shares its ratings for family-friendly movies that are new to DVD and streaming in March and April, plus information about The Jungle Book, in theaters April 15.

Mar. 28, 2016

YouTube: What Kids Are REALLY Watching

Parents may worry about YouTube's age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird).

Feb. 18, 2016

10 Educational Websites for Kids

Common Sense Media shares 10 educational websites for preschoolers, elementary school kids, and tweens and teens. These sites are fun, safe, and your kids won't dread learning from them.

Jan. 25, 2016

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

New and returning shows in 2016 for kids and teens, including a Lion King spin-off and an X-Files reboot, have lots of promise for families.

Jan. 19, 2016

Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group

Find out which Star Wars movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.

Dec. 21, 2015

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.

Dec. 18, 2015

Best Family Movies of 2015

Common Sense Media shares its top-rated films of 2015 for kids, tweens, and teens.

Dec. 07, 2015

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Common Sense Media shares its ratings for three classic Christmas movies, and what to expect in 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens', in theaters Dec. 18.

Nov. 30, 2015

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Common Sense Media shares ratings for three new fall shows for kids and families, plus what to anticipate in the November release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2'.

Oct. 26, 2015

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