My own preschool and elementary kids have recently discovered the website N O G G I N, which is the online complement to the television channel of the same name. It is amazing to watch what my 3 year old particularly can figure out and navigate through on the site. And all the content is free!
Karen Montgomery alerted me today to another powerful kid-friendly website, Club Penguin. Like SecondLife and Teen SecondLife, Club Penguin offers free access to the site but multiple incentives for parents to pay (a little bit) so kids/children can have more options and more interactive fun on the site.
Are there other websites you like and recommend for kids that provide safe, interactive environments for virtual play? (Note I’m not endorsing or putting Secondlife or Teen Secondlife in that category here.) One of the things that draws me to sites like Club Penguin or Imbee over a site like Disney Online is the non-commercial vs. commercial aspect, especially the advertising. I am a fan of Lego Club Online, and it certainly is commercial, but somehow the creative and imagination empowering aspects of legos seem qualitatively different to me than links that ultimately all seem to lead to the Disney Store.
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