The Travels Of Wiglington and Wenks Review and Giveaway

You might remember a few weeks ago when I posted a review for Wiglington and Wenks. Well I have the wonderful opportunity to do it again! YAY! I love this game so much and it has became kind of a staple in my life with all of my day care kids! They love traveling and learning about the world around them. Plus the fun little games at each stop makes this too cute to pass up!
About The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks
(from the web site)

A place for the kids to go to travel the world, meet the famous people of our history, solve ancient mysteries, build exotic houses on their own island, and become legendary!

According to Wiglington and Wenks, the game is targeted for kids between 7 to 14 but fans up to 20 are playing the virtual world.

Here are some other tid bits from the site

The virtual world features famous historical characters like Beethoven, Einstein, Edison, Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Emperor Qin, Gandhi, Darwin just to name a few. The players are given the task of looking for items related to these famous historical characters so that they can recover their memories.

Players will be going about the world searching for items, in the process learning about the world and different items found in the world. This also trains their ability to be observant – much like iSpy games. As a reviewer on Common Sense Media said – “Kids cannot help but absorb historical, geographic, environmental, or cultural facts as they travel the world to help these misplaced historical figures.”

“Wiglington and Wenks is so much more than your standard virtual world, it has a rich story line with well developed characters, plot, mystery, and quests. Students are dropped into the story and invited to participate, learning through exploration, problem solving, and critical thinking.” – Winner of the Edublog Award 2009 (http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=1802)

More information on Wiglington and Wenks can be found at –

http://about.wiglingtonandwenks.com/
http://features.wiglingtonandwenks.com/locations.html
http://news.wiglingtonandwenks.com/

My Thoughts
As I said in my last review my favorite game as a child was Carmen Sandiego. I loved that I could learn about the world around me while I was solving mysteries. Wiglington and Wenks is not much different. The mysteries in this game are helping famous icons of the world remember who they are. I love that my daughter has been able to learn more about Sir Isaac Newton John and Alexander Graham Bell.
Another fun feature that I LOVE about Wiglington and Wenks is the importance of internet saftey.  Some of my day care kids have never been on the internet before and do not understand about Internet safety. When you sign up for an account at The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks it teaches the children to understand that thay should NEVER give their name, phone number, or password, etc… to anyone. In fact you must take a little quiz about The travels of Wiglington and Wenks before you can get your “travel passport” and there are questions regarding internet safety that the children must answerer. I found this enlightening. Not only is my child learning and having fun but she is learning internet safety as well! This is a wonderful game that has brought my daughter and I closer together. We are enjoying our time together playing this fun game and I know you will as well! Go check it out! Sign up and get started! You will be happy you did!
Buy It

Wiglington and Wenks was Put out by: Mediafreaks and is free to sign up but Monthy Membership can get you exclusive items and such in the game that you don’t want to miss! Membership is as low as $5.99 a month!

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I was provided with a sample pack of Wiglington and Wenks for purpose of my review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and may vary from others. I do not handle the mailing out of prizes and will not be held responsible for any mishaps that occur to such items.

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