A few years ago, some of the parents of my boys’ friends were talking about Webkinz ™ and the games they were playing with them online. I was completely clueless. I knew they were a stuffed animal that came with some sort of code that you entered online and then could play games with them. But, from what I heard, it was more the parents who were playing for their kids because their preschool-age kids needed help.
I never bought my boys any because I figured I would wait until they were old enough to be able to play on their own.
But, then, Webkinz Jr.™ came out. They are specifically designed for children ages 3-6. I figured why not give it a chance when I was asked to do a review of these. I was especially happy that they were willing to send one to each of my boys who is in this age range. My two year-old tries to run off with his brothers’ animals, of course. Can’t win ’em all.
In the Parent’s Area, you can set the difficulty levels from early preschool, preschool, kindergarten, and enriched kindergarten in the areas of language, math, art, science, mouse control, music, puzzle skills, social skills, and visual discrimination.
I set them for each of my boys. I especially appreciate the mouse control, since I don’t often let my boys use my laptop. It’s mine and I don’t like to share. Wait, I’m supposed to be teaching them to share, aren’t I? Hmmm, maybe that’s what their Webkinz Jrs.™ are teaching me.
There are all sorts of activities for my boys to play on the site. Whether they are working on colors or learning about communities or just practicing their computer skills, Webkinz Jr.™ is a fun site for them.
My 4 year-old needs help with the site, but it’s good mommy-son time. My 5 year-old quickly learned how to navigate the site by himself and doesn’t want my help. The independence of a kindergartener, I guess.
There are additional games that you can play and reports that you can get on your child’s progress if you pay to upgrade to a Deluxe Membership. Cost of this varies, depending on the option you choose.
TWO of you will win the Webkinz Jr.™ of your choice, suggested retail value of $24.99 each. Open to residents of the US and Canada. Mandatory entry must be completed or additional entries will not count. Contest will close at 9pm EST 10/4. Winners will be announced on this post and will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. If your email is not visible in your profile, you must leave it with your comment.
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I was provided with two Webkinz Jr.™ toys and their codes for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.
This contest is now closed. Winners are #47 ModernMom and #186 Pauline15. Winners will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Thanks to everyone who entered!