This review was made possible by iConnect and Poptropica Worlds. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.
One of my favorite things to do to pass the time is gaming. We have just about every video game system out there – even a few tablets that are dedicated to mobile gaming. My daughters are only 4 and 5 but we play a lot of games on there together. They have even started being able to play some games by themselves. One of our new favorites is Poptropica Worlds, and I think all families will love it!
Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. I have to admit, safety is a big concern of mine when my girls play games, so I was very pleased with this. My girls had a blast creating a Poptropican character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica! Within the game they use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history, so the learn while playing and have no clue. They even get to use their problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.
One of our favorite parts of this game is the Home Island. We could create and customize our Poptropican’s home! Here we can show off our adventure accomplishments, receive messages, and discover what is new in Poptropica Worlds! New and exciting islands will be unveiled throughout the year, and we can’t wait to see them all!
In Poptropica Worlds, every child gets to be the hero of their own adventures, which is something my girls LOVED. Kids are empowered to explore a chain of interactive story-based islands where they can travel back in time, battle monsters, solve mysteries and complete quests. To celebrate the launch, Poptropica Worlds has unveiled a new and exciting story island, Crisis Caverns, about a supervolcano that threatened to blow Poptropica sky high! Modeled after the famous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the US, Crisis Caverns is focused on teaching kids about interesting geology concepts.
Almost immediately my girls became obsessed with this game. They spent about 15 minutes each perfecting their characters because, of course, they had to be just right. I can’t blame them though, I do the same thing when I can personalize a character. I was blown away watching them play. It was really impressive how many skills they were using to complete missions and adventures. They were learning things and they had no idea.
The best part about this game is that it is totally free to play! Yup, free! My girls are 4 and 5 (well, almost 6) but very advanced when it comes to gaming. I guess they learned from their mama. Anyways, this was a great game for them and they could figure it out mostly on their own. If your kids are not gaming veterans I would say starting around age 6 would be good. My husband and I enjoy playing it as well, so it really can be played as an adult as well.
Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories, and games. Poptropica cultivates a child’s knowledge and skills by sparking their natural curiosity and providing a high caliber informal education platform that allows kids to explore, play and have fun. By engaging with Poptropica, kids explore such learning fundamentals as literacy and problem solving, as well as 21st Century skills and other subjects that are customizable to their interests.