Parents' Guide to

Webkinz Jr.

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A commercial yet easy and educational site for preschoolers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 3+

Not worth signing up for unless you want to spend money

You make an account, and Its really great, educational and great fun for my 3 year old! Then his 15 days ran out and he cried his eyes out.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 3+

Fun and Educational Game For Preschoolers

This is a great educational game. Kids learn empathy by taking care of their pet and watching their facial expressions. Kids can go to the school and play lots of learning games. They can go to the park or the store to buy clothes and furniture for their pets. Kids can go on little "field trips" to learn about different occupations. This is a very easy site to navigate, and there is no interacting with other players. There are some ads on the main page, and you have to pay for a Webkinz Jr plush, or a membership to the game after your 15 day free trial. Overall a fun, good learning game for your little one after you get past the commercial aspects.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (21 ):

Once you set the difficulty settings for your child's ability level on his or her WEBKINZ JR. account, this site is so easy to navigate that it takes very little if any parental assistance even for preschoolers. The same basic Webkinz world applies here, but without chat features. Each Webkinz animal -- a dog or monkey, for example -- gets its own little house, park, store, and classroom, and it's up to your child to take care of it. No doubt, this site promotes computer use at a very young age. But there are many educationally appropriate games for the pre-K and K set on this site. And the confidence they build by being able to navigate a safe, adorable, intuitive site on their own makes this site among the top picks for the youngest computer users.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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