Besides the standard "hand-eye coordination", what are the benefits of gaming? Most games for children have some sort of educational element, even if buried in entertainment - from ABCs and 123s to social interactions or choosing right from wrong. Computer games can also keep kids engaged, and with parental participation, is a great avenue to open interactions between the parent and child.
My girls use both free sites and premium sites. They really love the online worlds where you purchase a product or subscription, go to enter codes or use tokens. Both received Visa gift cards for Christmas this year and could have used them on anything. Instead they used the cards on premium online memberships to the gaming sites of their choice (with our approval).
Ganz Studios has produced a new online 3-D virtual world and you can learn all about it here! Amazing World 3D game is a new game for children - this is a world where players discover, create, and make new friends in a controlled environment What is great about this site is that it is actually FREE to play!
Zings are the adorable, cuddly creatures that inhabit Amazing World that players can name and customize. Players can choose the free-to-play option by picking a generic Zing at AmazingWorld.com. (You can also sign up as a member to unlock other features). Players can care for their Zings, chat with friends, complete missions, collect prizes and customize their virtual homes and avatars.
Fun and Prizes! Zings are toys that you can purchase separately. You can register your Zing online - the Amazing World site fully integrates with the toy for an enhanced gaming experience. Registering a Zing will bring your favorite characters to life within the game with exclusive prizes.
You get the virtual representation of the figure or plush within Amazing World plus an exclusive item!
Visit Amazing World on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AmazingWorldGame View the video below for more information:
Trial Accounts do have some limitations:
- Level capped at 20
- 4 friend limit
- Access to up but not exceeding four hosts
- Limited access to items to purchase / win
You can register for an account, but the premium accounts on a subscription basis offer much more - you will have full access to all of the features that Amazing world offers. Memberships range from 3 month to 12 month subscriptions for $23.85 - $60.00 USD. Again, Amazing World is FREE but you if you try it out and love it, you can give your child a subscription.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*GIVEAWAY*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~This giveaway will run a little differently than my normal giveaways. Tell the world about the Amazing World game on Twitter for a chance to WIN 2 Amazing World Toys! Simply copy and paste the following tweet and then come back here and paste the link to your tweet in the comments section.
Amazing World - a FREE 3D virtual, interactive world full of fun for kids. Visit http://bit.ly/AmazingWorldGame #AmazingWorldGame #giveaway @misaacmom
One Winner will be selected next weekend! Be sure to enter by 08/19/2012 at 11:59pm EDT
- US entries only
- Must be 18 and older
- No more than 1 twitter entry per day
- Tweet must be copied ans
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