Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{Cool for School} The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks


Do your kids play video games? I'll admit, my kids are video game junkies. Gasp! Yes, I admitted it. Maybe the fact that my husband and I both grew up, and continue to be junkies ourselves plays into it. My boys started playing on the computer when they were around 3 years old! My daughter didn't seem to have an interest as early as they did, but she is playing more games now that she is starting to understand how to play.

My boys were excited when I first told them they were going to get to try out The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks. I had never heard of it before - but apparently they had! The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks is a massive online virtual world for kids aged 7-14. It promises an experience in which players will be able to travel to places around the world, through time and space, meet famous historical people, play dozens of fun enriching games, make new friends, buy exotic islands, build culture-inspired houses, wear clothes from different countries, explore secret locations, solve mysteries and become a legendary traveler!

Parents can look forward to an educational and safe site for their kids where they will be learning about history, geography, landmarks, famous people, inventions, animals and more. In order to protect children from bad influences, The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World has developed a set of unique safety features. Telephone numbers and addresses are filtered out, URL's are disallowed, vulgarities are censored, and there is no private messaging. Parents are also able to request their children's chat logs as far back as 90 days and monitor their playing habits in the admin panel.

Wiglington and Wenks was nominated as one of the top 5 virtual worlds for kids by the readers of About.com and is built with excellent artwork and an original storyline featuring historical characters like Beethoven, Einstein, Edison, Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln and more. Players are given the task of looking for items related to these characters so that they can recover their memories.



That all sounds fantastic to me, unfortunately my boys didn't think so. My 10 year old played for a short time and quickly got bored and frustrated with the history questions which he did not know the answers to. My 9 year old, after only watching my other son playing refused to even try the game. My daughter was very interested, but since she is only 5 the games were too hard for her to understand as well. I was sure my boys would like the game after I checked it out myself but the main problem in my opinion is that my boys are used to playing adult games - fighting, shooting, racing etc. If you don't allow your children to play those types of games, they will likely enjoy Wiglington and Wenks much more than my children did.

Wiglington and Wenks is free to play, but upgrading to a premium membership will give your children access to special features, items, and areas that are not available with the standard membership.

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5 comments:

mom2girls said...

My Daughter, is perhaps the biggest history buff I have EVER met (I come a close second perhaps) She started with adoring the Ancient Greeks and moved onto the Ancient Egyptions, she has a passion for Women scientist like Marie Curie, she loves Amelia Earheart and Helen Kellar as well :) She would just adore this and now that I have shown her is dying for her Learning Investment to come in September so we can sign her up LOL.
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