We’re a family of gamers… Maybe not hardcore gamers like some, but we love playing games either on our gaming systems, phones, tablets or computers. Between the 4 of us, we have a ton of games, and different ones at that. My favorites are different from my husbands, and of course the girls, although they have fun non-educational games, do have a lot of educational ones as well.
a report about a study sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation which found
that online gaming and social networking are beneficial to children, teaching them basic
technical skills and how to communicate in the Information Age. “
We’re not parents who discourage video game play, in fact we believe that it has a lot of benefits, provided you’re not overdoing it. Age appropriate games can help with a lot of different skills, creativity and problem solving, so we encourage our girls to play every so often.
“Parents, don’t put away those video games just yet — today’s gamer may be
tomorrow’s top surgeon” – USA TODAY
The newest game I’ve introduced them to is called Amazing World. This new, free-to-play game lets your kids get creative while discovering new things, and allows them to make friends all in a monitored and controlled environment. Amazing World is for kids aged 6 and up.
In the game, kids pick themselves a Zing, which is an avatar that lives in the 3D Amazing World. Kids can customize and name their Zing to suit their creative side. Once created, their Zing will be able to chat with other players, play games, win prizes and you can also take care of your Zing as well as customize their homes. You can get your kids started by going to amazingworld.com.
Want to win a Zing for your kids? How about 2 of them? It’s easy, enter below via the Rafflecopter form, make sure to do the mandatory entry first as they are all checked. Once you’ve done that, you have a chance for extra entries by doing any or all of the next steps.
August 14, 2012 – 10:48 AM - | Posted in Giveaways, Reviews | 38 Comments »