received her first Webkinz over six months ago. She thought it
was a cute stuffed animal, but having just turned six she did
not understand the new world she was being introduced to (I certainly
Babies. In a word, Webkinz is wonderful. My daughter and I
registered her kitten two months ago. We took the tag and logged
onto the Webkinz website and created her user name and her password.
My daughter proceeded to choose a name and gender for her stuffed
animal and to start her online life.
you do with Webkinz?: The main responsibility is to take care
of your adopted stuff animal(s)!
given Kinzcash to buy pet food and items for your pet's room.
Webkinz owners can spend time decorating their pets rooms, feeding
them, gardening, chatting with other friends, or playing games
your child signs in to Webkinz.com they have options on how to
spend their online time.
They can play
games, enter contests, or answer trivia questions- after selecting
their age range or level of difficulty. When the child logs into
the website and goes to their pets room they are shown a little
picture of their pet with symbols that let them know how happy,
hungry, or healthy their pet is. It also let's them see the last
time they visited their pet.
learn to take responsibility for something other than themselves.
can monitor what their kids are doing on the site.
safe activity children can do with their best friends together
or securely via Kinzchat and Kinzchat cell.
for a great reward and incentive for doing homework, chores
and for good behavior.
has a great parent area that offers a large variety of topics
on safety, learning tools, parent chat rooms, and tons more
It is fun
to see children of all ages (adults, too) taking turns playing
games and caring for the Webkinz pets.
are encouraged to read the Webkinz daily newspaper for the latest
and greatest information.
the Author: The "Toy Guru" is Odette Cabrera, a
two with a background in education and child development, and
a very personal interest in toys that are fun, challenging and