I heard about the Webkinz collection about a couple of months ago from my mother. She thought that my three year daughter would have a blast with them, especially since she was just learning how to use a computer. She bought a soft and fluffy elephant to give her. When my daughter received it, she was instantly in love with it.
Webkinz are cute, collectible, and very unique. There were the first stuffed animal on the market in which each animal came with a unique code to get them online. You can sign them up online for free and they can play on the computer with their animal in a free and safe enviornment. You don't have to worry about what they are doing online because it blocks activity like inappropriate words.
Your children can learn a lot from Webkinz online. With each Webkinz that you adopt, you will receive 2000 Virtual Webkinz Dollars to spend on things for the pet and their online home. You will have the responsiblity to feed them, and take care of them. Once the money has run out, you will not receive anymore until you earn it. There are many ways to earn Webkinz dollars. The main place where you can earn the most is playing games on their website.
The games are a lot of fun but you can also earn a lot of Webkinz Dollars by taking the online educational quizzes. The quizzes are broken down by age and category, like math and science. They are very age appropriate and they are a lot of fun to sit down with your child and help them earn Webkinz Dollars. For the older children, every eight hours on the Webkinz site they can pick a daily job to earn extra cash. This is also teaching children responsibility.
You child can communicate and even invite their friend's animals over to their virtual house. Chatting is available, though through a safe environment. They can only say certain things, so you can be assured your child will not be able to give or receive personal information. This is why it makes it fun for parents!
There are several add-on accessories you can purchase for your child's Webkinz animal. They have a huge variety of clothing, as well as trading cards and perfume for their pets. I bought my daughter a carrying case for Fluffy (her elephant) and she wants to bring it with her all the time. They are very inexpensive, under $15, and you can find them in specialty stores. You can go to their website and do a store locator as well. Overall, I recommend Webkinz for children of all ages, they are a lot of fun.