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.

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

Kids of all ages are spending hours a week in Roblox. This social gaming platform hosts millions of experiences, giving kids loads of ways to virtually play with their friends. And while none of us want our kiddos to always be glued to their screens, Roblox can actually be a great way to promote and encourage learning and life skills practice. 

Yep, the Roblox virtual world is full of learning opportunities! Although it’s not always obvious, there are many games that 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. But others are, well…not so great. And 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’ve found the secret for leveling up your child’s Roblox time. Welcome to Kinjo!

What is Kinjo?

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. 

Kinjo connects to your kiddo’s Roblox account (with more kid-favorite app integrations coming soon). And 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 of its forms. And we know that when kids are given the chance to make their own choices, they can grow into amazing humans equipped with the skills needed to navigate the ever-changing world. 


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. Learning with games is maybe not the norm today, but for years kids have learned through play. And the team at Kinjo understands how to harness play (including valuable virtual play) into real-life learning.

Here’s how Kinjo works: 

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. And that algorithm translates into a “flame rating” to guide kids toward the best games for learning. 

So now, when your child starts their Roblox play with the
Kinjo – Play Smart and Earn app, they’re presented with thoughtfully created and curated Roblox games — not just what’s most popular or new – even though many of them make the list too!  And this means better choices without losing the fun.

2. Your Child Plays, Learns, and Earns 

When your child connects Roblox to Kinjo, they gain the ability to earn Robux and other virtual currencies just for playing their favorite games. And kids love this!

Your child can play the best games on Roblox, get in loads of skills practice, and then earn Kinjo Coins. Their coin rewards are not about how much time they spend gaming, but rather on the quality of the games they choose. 

As your child plays throughout the day, their Kinjo meter moves up and down to reflect the amount of gaming challenge they’re choosing. This is based on the percentage of time spent in Kinjo-recommended games at each flame level — not on how much time they spend in Roblox. 

They’re not rewarded for playing more. They’re rewarded for playing better.

Better games = more challenge = higher flame rating = more Kinjo coins. 

And once your kiddo plays and earns enough coins, they can redeem them for Robux, V-bux, and other awesome rewards. 

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). And on top of these intrinsic motivators, they also get the added bonus of earning cool 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

Sure, all this sounds great on paper. But how are you, the parent, supposed to keep track of it all? Do you just trust that suddenly their Roblox play has gone from a giant waste of time to educational content?

Of course not! We’re here to guide you on this learning journey too — with our upcoming Weekly Insights email! 

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

  • How much time they spend in their favorite games
  • Which skills they’re practicing while gaming
  • Their favorite friends to play with
  • Where they fall on the Cognitive Challenge meter  

Kinjo’s Weekly Insights 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’s abilities. And we can’t wait to share it with you!

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 3x 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.” — Kinjo Kid WillRabbit

“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.” — Kinjo Parent Lizzy L.

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

Level Up your child’s Roblox time with Kinjo!

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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Author: Laura Malcolm

Career educator & educational product designer.

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