How Kinjo Works with Roblox to Bring More Learning to Screen Time

Kinjo is an app that rewards your child for making better gaming and screen time choices. From Roblox, to YouTube, to Minecraft and beyond - Kinjo's vision is to level up the learning across your child's online time. And we've started delivering on this vision through the ever-popular Roblox.
Dad and his young son are playing with Kinjo and Roblox on the child's tablet while smiling and sitting together on a brown couch.

Kids of all ages spend hours a week in Roblox. This social gaming platform hosts millions of experiences, giving kids loads of ways to virtually play with their friends. 

While none of us want our kiddos to be glued to their screens, Roblox can be a great way to promote and encourage learning and life skills practice. 

Yep, the Roblox virtual world is full of learning opportunities! It’s not always obvious, but many games build your child’s critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, encourage teamwork and collaboration, and even boost their math and budgeting skills.

These skill-building games are wonderful. And others are, well … not so great. With literally millions of games to choose from, those really amazing games can become hard to find. 

But no worries! If you’re reading this, you found the secret for leveling up your child’s Roblox time: Welcome to Kinjo!

 

What is Kinjo?

Kinjo is an iOS app that rewards your child for making better gaming and screen time choices.

From Roblox, to YouTube, to Minecraft and beyond – Kinjo’s vision is to level up the learning across your child’s online time. And we’ve started delivering on this vision through the ever-popular Roblox. 

Kinjo connects to your kiddo’s Roblox account (with more kid-favorite app integrations coming soon). As they play, Kinjo measures the time spent and the learning challenge found in each game experience.

But that’s just one piece of the puzzle. Kinjo is also helping parents (just like you) become more comfortable with screen time. The future is coming up fast — and even more of it will be spent online.

By giving your child some intentional screen time, they can learn the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. It’s not about more screen time, but rather about making their current online time better.

Kinjo believes in the power of play in all is forms. When kids are given the chance to make their own choices, they can grow into amazing humans equipped with the skills needed to navigate our ever-changing world.

Over the shoulder view of girl with ponytail playing on her tablet. Did you know your kids can play while learning in Roblox?
When you combine Kinjo with Roblox, you give your child more opportunities to learn and grow.

How Kinjo Works with Roblox

Kinjo was developed by a team of learning experts who know learning with games may not be the norm today, but for years kids have learned through play. Kinjo understands how to harness play (including valuable virtual play) into real-life learning. 

1. Kinjo Uncovers the Best Roblox Games

The first hurdle with Roblox is filtering through the 40 million+ games on the platform. How can there be so many games? Because Roblox runs on user-created experiences. 

This is great for variety. And your child can even learn to code and create their own games. But all of these games also mean many don’t quite live up to Kinjo’s standards.

Kinjo has developed a unique algorithm for evaluating the challenge and learning in Roblox games. 

Results from our 500-point rubric are translated into a “flame rating” for kids

When your child starts their Roblox play with the Kinjo iOS app, they see thoughtfully curated Roblox games — not just what’s popular or new (even though many of them make the list too!)  

2. Your Child Plays, Learns, and Earns 

When your child connects Roblox, Kinjo helps parents measure the time and the learning challenge in each game experience.

Your child earns Kinjo coins based on the quality, not quantity of their gameplay.

Throughout the day, a Kinjo meter shows their level of quality and challenge

Once your kiddo earns enough coins, they can redeem them for Robux, V-bux, or Minecoins.

This creates the perfect mix of external and internal rewards. Kids enjoy playing well-designed, creative games. And even if they don’t admit it, they enjoy learning (especially when they have more control over that learning). 

On top of intrinsic motivators, they get rewards they actually care about it.

This reward mix drives new, positive habits — boosting their learning while leveling up their gaming.

3. Parents Receive Weekly Insights

How are you, the parent, supposed to keep track of it all? 

For Kinjo Plus subscribers, we prove it.

As your child plays Roblox, Kinjo analyzes their style of gameplay. Then we report their top stats back to you, including:

  • How much daily time in Roblox
  • Who they’re playing with
  • How long they played their favorite games
  • Which skills they practiced while gaming
time_spent
Daily & Weekly Roblox Time
friends
Their Roblox friend list
top_games
Gameplay stats
weekly_skills
Personalized skill highlight

The Kinjo Plus Weekly Insight email is one of the best ways to keep up with their gameplay. These messages can spark new conversations. Or share the information you need to dig into their latest passions.

But best of all, these emails will give you everything you need to build more confidence and connection in your child.

Does Kinjo actually encourage better gaming choices?

Yes, and we have the stats to back it up!

We’ve mentioned several times that Kinjo is not about gaming more, but gaming better. And that’s exactly what our Kinjo Kids are doing.

Kinjo Kids are choosing higher-quality (and more challenging) Roblox games engaging in up to 6x more challenge than kids who don’t use Kinjo. 

And best yet, our Kinjo kids and caregivers both love this new way to experience Roblox! 

This app has helped me to get Robux by playing my favorite Roblox games. And helped my mom see that some Roblox games I like are good for me.

Before Kinjo it was a guessing game as to what games were good and appropriate.

We spent most of our time searching for games and it was a struggle for me to remember them all. Now we spend more time playing and I feel better about the games she has access to.

Better gaming and more Robux for them, less stress and worry for you. That’s some pretty big wins for the entire family!

Just imagine what your child can do once their Roblox time becomes learning time. Give Kinjo a try today and watch their skills take off. 🚀

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Laura Malcolm

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