We used to have one laptop in our home. One laptop meant “hands off” this is mommy’s machine. Why? Because mommy is so busy investigating the world online and writing reviews there is little time for anyone else. There are times at night in bed I’ll hear my husband (just when I think he’s asleep) say “click click click” to imitate my keys/his annoyance for not sleeping. Last tax season I used some of my return to purchase a new laptop. I love it..it has a enter key and everything! I passed down the older laptop (without the enter key) to my son whom is 10. Until now they only played video games on handhelds and gaming systems. Now they are able to game on the internet. With my permission of course.
Working at the school you see such a diverse group of children. Some have been subjected to computers and can type faster than me and others can’t find all the keys. We live in a time where I say “sink or swim” when it comes to technology. Getting used to the computer and familiar with typing will help your child in school and with their learning. Possible attention span as well? That sounds nice. Gaming supports hand and eye coordination and confidence within school aged children.
“Parents, don’t put away those video games just yet — today’s gamer may be tomorrow’s top surgeon” – USA TODAY (source: http://www.usatoday.com/news/topstories/2008-08-18-970688034_x.htm)
Now that my children have their own laptop and have the option to play games online it’s my job to find the age appropriate and safe websites for them to play on. If that doesn’t seem overwhelming then just go surf the web right now and start looking. I search for learning programs and something my children will engage with and be excited to play.
Amazing World, by Ganz Studio’s, is an online gaming website where your child can care for their “Zing”. A Zing is an energetic inhabitant from the Amazing World. Each player can name and customize their Zing. Your child’s Zing can challenge other hosts Zings and make new friends. Plush toys and figures are available for purchasing. Your child can register their toy online and see their Zing within the Amazing World. The Zing toys come with exclusive prizes as well. Amazing World is a free–‐to–‐play site for your child. They will be given to a generic Zing to play in Amazing World. For full access to Amazing World memberships are available on a subscription basis.
- Price: free–‐to–‐play option with the generic Zing, full access memberships are available through subscriptions
- Colorful 3D
- Players care for their Zings
- Controlled environment
- Collect prizes
- Complete missions
- Players can customize their Zing virtual homes
- Plush toys or figures available to purchase and register on Amazing World
How To Begin
Parents Job: You will first need to agree to the user terms. Enter your child’s birthday then create a user name and password. Enter your email address and you will be sent a confirmation. Next you will need to download Amazing World to your computer. Kids Job: To learn your login name/password and begin having a blast.
For Ages: 6 and up
How To Win
“Tell the world about Amazing World!”
1) Tell the world about the Amazing World game on Twitter for a chance to WIN 2 Amazing World Toys!
2) You must use the Hashtag #AmazingWorldGame
3) You must mention that Amazing World is “free–‐to–‐play” in the tweet.
4) Post your Twitter name in the comments of this post, so we’re able to pick out one of our readers.
EXAMPLE TWEET: Come discover and explore Amazing World, a new free-to-play 3D virtual world full of challenges and fun! #AmazingWorldGame
Details: You must fill out the Rafflecopter below by signing in via Facebook or using your first name and email (it’s safe..it only has eyes for me). Contest is NOT affiliated with Facebook and Facebook is not responsible for the prize. This contest ends 8/22/12 at 11:59pm est. Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter random draw and has 48hrs to claim prize. In the event the winner does not respond a new winner will be drawn at random. No purchase necessary to win. US only entries only, must be 18 years or older to enter. Ganz won’t be held liable for any problems during the administration of the contest. I participated in this event by Global Influence.
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