The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World Giveaway

The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks is a story written by John Bittleston that tells the adventure of two brave water rats that travel the world and now your kids can play with them in their virtual world.

This online game for kids is a safe, educational place to play.

Let me give you a little background on Wiglington and Wenks if you’re not already familiar with them.  In their travels they are searching for some magic maps that unlock the future and the past’s secrets. However, bounty hunter Count Cannaregio got the maps and accidentaly opened a portal into time, in which famous people from the past have been transported into the present (think Beethoven, Ghandi, Benjamin Franklin) and now they have no idea who they are.  Now it’s your children’s job to help Wiglington and Wenks out.

In the virtual world your kids can play games that will earn them “Rollers”, which is an in game currency that they can use to buy different costumes, accessories and items for their island, but while they’re having fun they’ll also be learning. A. Lot.

Each traveler (your child) will get a Traveler’s Passport, that allows them to go to different countries, or to the past or future.  As they travel they will need to click on objects they see on the screen.  Collecting a set of certain objects will allow them to help a famous person retrieve their memory.  They can also access these collectables at any time in their ‘Wikki’.

There is also a chat feature in the game, so kids can converse with the other players that are online.  It is a very safe system though that filters sensitive information, and the game allows parents to request the chat log of their child as far back as 90 days.

The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Intro Video from Aldric Chang on Vimeo.

Both Amber and I have spent time in The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks.  As a parent I love that it incorporates fun and learning.  I’ve had fun myself playing the mini-games throughout the site.  I also appreciate the safe chat feature, although we’ve taught Amber how to be safe online and what kind of information she should never give out, it is still assuring to know that game developers are doing what they can to ensure our children’s safety online.

The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks requires that the child has sufficient reading skills.  I’d say it is good for 7-12 year olds.  Amber said sometimes navigation can be difficult and it can get frustrating when you’re looking for certain quest collectables and can’t find them.  Also some of the games require another person to play with you, when she tried doing that many times no one joined her so it was disappointing.

For children like my daughter who learn best through online or computer media, this is a unique way to bolster history, geography, environmental issues and culture to their education.

Best of all The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World is free!  Like most online games you can unlock premium features with a paid membership.  The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks for $5.99 a month.

If you’re interested in learning more about The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World visit the Parent’s Corner for additional information.

Three of my readers will win one free month’s premium membership on The Travel of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment letting me know you’d like to win.  You can enter daily.

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Open to Worldwide Residents ages 18+, ends August 30 , 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own and this product may not have the same results for all people, please do additional research of your own when purchasing products mentioned in reviews.

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