Chris Bridges, who has been awarded three Grammys as the multi-platinum-selling recording artist Ludacris, has launched an educational website for kids called Karmasworld.com. Inspired by his 10-year-old daughter, the site has nothing to do with Bridges’ starring role in Gary Marshall’s ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve, which opens Friday, and it couldn’t be more different from his recurring character in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Karmasworld.com is a bright, fairly simple destination site with games and activities that reinforce basic concepts about math, science and geography. Information for teachers and parents encourages family time, but adult guidance is not necessary.
Unsurprisingly, the site also has a collection of nine songs about fractions, manners, seasons and weather, gravity and space, and planets and the solar system. Kids can play the songs and follow along with printed lyrics as sung by Karma Bridges and others; the songs also can be downloaded from iTunes for 99 cents each.
“We wanted the site to be educational, fun and full of music that all kids will enjoy, but we also wanted it to teach kids more than just academics. The site touches on subjects like, the rewards of hard work and importance of learning manners as well as the idea that doing good deeds for others will bring good into your life – which is the meaning of the word Karma,” said Bridges, co-creator of Karmasworld.com. “The music and lyrics, games and stories on the site are all original and were created by me, my daughter and my creative team.”
Plans for the site include competitions and additional content, along with a section of recommendations for activities, books and films outside of the site.