Always Ice Cream. A fun and educational website program just for girls ages 7-12! I don't fall into that age range but I still had fun reviewing this with my 8 year old daughter.:) Always Ice Cream is filled with a multitude of educational games covering the subjects of:
*Music and Arts
As you can see in the picture below, each girl creates her own avatar to represent herself. Then, she can go on to purchase a home in the "Mini World" along with furniture! How do you purchase items? I'm glad you asked!:) While playing the learning games you earn ice cream scoops which can be used as money!
The game shown below- State Geography- was one of my daughter's favorites. I am amazed at all she has learned! She also loved the Health Quiz and Ice Cream Shop (stock your shop with ice cream supplies and fill orders) games. Her favorite thing to do on Always Ice Cream was design furniture. She created unique designs which she "sold" to other girls on-line. She also purchased items that other girls had created. She loves showing off her home in "Mini World" that is decorated with these one of a kind designs!
The Typing game (below) was the first game I played. Do you notice the ice cream theme? So fun! While your child's skill improves the pace of the ice cream cones increases- as do the letters. And the whole time, they are earning scoops! I love the concept of learning while being rewarded. Why didn't they have things like this when I was little?!
Another fun part of Always Ice Cream is "Pet World". You can use your scoops (earned while playing the learning games) to purchase eggs to hatch and raise as pets. The element of surprise is wonderful! You never know what kind of pet will hatch out of the egg! In fact, my daughter hatched a turtle this evening.:)
There is even a social element to Always Ice Cream. My daughter made friends with other children that were playing on-line and I felt comfortable with this as the website is very safety conscious. All comments are monitored, there are no advertisements, and search engines are blocked. The site is certified by Privo. There are also weekly parents reports so you can keep track of what activities have been done by your child and who they have interacted with.
I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Always Ice Cream. My daughter absolutely loves it and wants to play it all day every day!
Always Ice Cream is $4.99/month (the first month is only .99 cents), $9.98 for 2 months, $29.99/year and $99.99 for a lifetime membership. They even offer gift subscriptions which would be perfect for the holidays. Go here to try a free trial (click on the pink cloud)!
Always Ice Cream even offers a money back guarantee! If you're not fully satisfied, just send them an email explaining what you don't like about your experience.
*I was given a free membership to Always Ice Cream in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*