EverythingGirl

 
Mattel hub for toy-obsessed girls; product-soaked.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Oh my god...this site promotes shopping and fashion.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

It's obvious this site is run by Mattel. On every page there's a link to shopping pages and things to buy.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this site provides fun games for younger girls about fashion and such, it's run by Mattel and there are plenty of areas for product promotion. On every page there's a link to shopping pages and things to buy. Let your kids log on, and you can bet you'll be hit up for a Barbie or Polly Pocket doll.

What's it about?

Log on to EVERYTHINGGIRL.COM and enter a pink-and-purple-splashed world inhabited by dolls of every shape and size.

Pippa, a Tinkerbell-like fairy, plays host. She guides users through various sites, including Barbie and My Scene, where kids will find games allowing them to design fingernails, make over rooms, and create clothing looks. On Polly Pocket, tweens and younger kids can garden with a virtual version of the popular doll or tour her \"glamour mansion.\" Kids can create their own tee-shirt iron-on to print out at Pixel Chix. On TeenTrends, users can design the cover and pages of a magazine.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It's clear this site is managed by Mattel. That's because there are countless areas where products -- from Barbie dolls and accessories to user-designed Polly Pocket tee-shirts -- can be bought.

That said, if parents are willing to overlook the material goods splashed on every page, the site does offer fun, interactive games sure to delight not-yet-tween girls.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about playing with dolls. What does interacting with dolls teach girls? Why is this typically the domain of girls?

Website details

Genre:Brand Sites
Pricing structure:Free

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Teen, 13 years old Written byDancerForever August 2, 2013
age 7+
 

Fun, creative website!

This is great for children who love Barbie and Polly Pocket. Girls will get a blast out of designing fun outfits and playing cooking games on this site. Beware, though, there is no shortage of advertisements and you may want to visit the site with your girl if she is very young as it can be very overwhelming.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 4 and 7 year old Written bymamakit August 6, 2009
age 5+
 
My daughter has been playing on this site since she was 5. It is by no means educational, but it links to Barbie, Polly Pocket, MyScene and others. It is fun for little girls to take their online firnds for make-overs, give manicures, and decorate rooms. There is definitly a 'buy this' on every page, so make sure you talk to your girl about advertisements before free-play.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written bysabrina 515526 April 18, 2009
age 16+
 

the everything girls

i want to play on the everything girl games

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