Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TOS Review ~ Always IceCream



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Always IceCream is a wonderful, safe, fun, educational, virtual community for girls ages 7 to 12. Girls have the opportunity to explore educational content in a safe, monitored environment. 

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How it Works:
Basically, girls login and choose which game they would like to play. As they answer questions correctly they are rewarded with Scoops. Scoops are redeemed for pets, pet supplies and decorations for their homes in MiniWorld. 

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 Details:
~Tiered Membership from $4.99/month (currently first month is $0.99) to $99.99 for a lifetime membership.
~Parents able to able/disable Learning Community (messaging other girls) as well as other subjects.
~Supplemental to Core Curriculum
~Safe: Content and Communication are monitored
~Many subjects (basic and advanced math, geography, science, language arts, typing, Christian educational content and more (each can be disabled by parent).
~How it's Made and How-to videos
~Girls earn Scoops  to use as currency. Scoops can by virtual pets, food, toys, homes or to decorate their homes on MiniWorld.
~Girls Ages 7-12 (Could be used for younger/older girls at parent's discretion).
~Can be purchased as a gift for granddaughters or nieces!

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Our Thoughts:
Unicorn really enjoys Always IceCream. She loves earning scoops and taking care of her pets. Her favorite way to earn scoops is by watching the How-to and How it's Made videos. Her only complaint is that there are not enough of these videos!  :)

I like Always IceCream as a way to motivate her to do her other work (especially Math). She knows that once she has finished her assignments she can "play" on Always IceCream. I really like that it is a safe moderated educational environment that I can manipulate. Everything is educational in nature and I can disable anything I don't want her doing. For example, I did not allow her into the Learning Community. It is not something I am comfortable with as we don't know anyone in "real life" that is using Always IceCream. I also disabled advanced math because I don't want her to be frustrated on this site. I also like that I can give her Scoops for cleaning her room, being kind to her siblings, etc. If you are looking for a safe, educational, online environment for your daughter you should definitely check out Always IceCream!

Click here to see what my Crew Mates thought of Always IceCream.

{Disclaimer: I received a lifetime membership for my daughter in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation.}
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4 comments:

  1. We enjoyed this review, too!

    Did you get a new header on your blog? I like it!!

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  2. AdventuresinHomeEducatingOctober 12, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Yes Mary! Thank you! I did the header myself!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your review with NOBH! It sounds fun:-)
    Stefanie

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  4. AdventuresinHomeEducatingOctober 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Thanks for stopping by Stefanie! It is a LOT of fun! Unicorn just "kicked" me off my computer this morning so she could play!

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