Webkinz Jr. Review & Giveaway

Ganz, the makers of Webkinz recently released {April 2009} a new addition to their Webkinz line, Webkinz Jr. 

Webkinz Jr. has the same function as Webkinz, just geared for a younger audience {ages 3-6}.  Webkinz Jr’s. are plush toys with an attached “code” which gives the Webkinz Jr. owner access to a virtual world.  This virtual world is found at www.webkinzjr.com.  Here,  after unlocking the content with the code which comes with their toy, they care for their pet, play games and learn to navigate around the virtual world in a safe environment.

My older children have been long time fans of Webkinz, and my younger children have often asked to play as well, but just couldn’t as the content is too advanced for them.  I was thrilled when I learned about Webkinz Jr. because now my twins can play Webkinz at an age appropriate level.  As I mentioned earlier, the content in the virtual world is geared towards 3 to 6 year olds, and the actual plush dolls are larger than regular Webkinz, as one would expect for a smaller child.

My twins LOVE playing Webkinz Jr., and are most successful playing on a computer with a mouse, although they won’t turn down a chance to play on the lap top, too.  The actual plush doll is super soft and well made. 

I highly recommend Webkinz Jr. as an affordable and appropriate gift.  With each Webkinz Jr. purchase, the child gets an actual toy, plus access to the virtual Webkinz Jr. World.  Parents have the ability to set their child’s skill levels and manage the account within their login area.  For an additional fee, a deluxe membership is available which sends detailed reports about the child’s progress, and includes more games. 

Ganz would like to give one of you a Webkinz Jr., too.

In order to qualify, simply comment on this post letting me know you are interested.

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Contest ends on January 14th at 11:59 PM PDT and is only open to those residing in the US or Canada.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a Webkinz Jr. for review.

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    good to know…i have to say jada and sofia would love do follow in b’s webkinz footsteps and having a jr option makes it feasible! thanks! oh, did i need to say i’m interested??

  2. 3

    says

    How cool! I’ve avoided these things because I didn’t want to be stuck having to do all this stuff for my boys, but this one sounds perfect for them!

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    Mellissa C says

    My sons birthday is this month. This would be a perfect gift for him.Fun and Educational!

  4. 8

    Bethany Weeks says

    I would love to win this for my daughter who loves playing on the computer AND stuffed animals.

  5. 10

    says

    My daughter would love this. She just turned five and is always wanting something to do on the computer. She is taking computer classes at preschool and I bet this would go along with what she is learning.

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    Kelly Ann T. says

    This would be perfect for Holt who will be 4 this month. Please enter me. Thank you

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    Tracey Byram says

    Liz is crazy about Webkinz. I’m sure she could squeeze one more into her collection.

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    Heidi Bokor says

    I would like to win this for my daughter. She loves the original Webkinz and would probably love this as well. I love how it applies to the younger ages. My daughter is 5 and got her Webkinz when she was 4. I think she was a bit young and needed a lot of help. I like the younger version a lot. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    carol says

    my granddaughter just loves the Webkinz jr….she has so many of them and still wants more…would love to win this for her…thanks for the great giveaway

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    Aleksandra N says

    Webkinz Jr looks really neat! My daughter likes to spell out her name on the keyboard of our laptop 🙂

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    Brandy Byrne says

    My daughter and her 2 younger brothers love Webkinz. I have just recently learned about Webkinz Jr. They are dying to get their paws on one!

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    Renski says

    I am very much interested in Webkinz Jr. My kids are younger and I didn’t get Webkinz because it’s advanced.

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    Denissa says

    Thanks for sharing! My youngest has a regular webkinz, which is a little too hard for him to do. The jr. sounds great!

    Thanks,
    Denissa 🙂

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    Paula Hafner says

    I’m very interested. My daughter loves Webkinz. My son wants to play but he’s too young to play on the regular Webkinz site.

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    Jill Myrick says

    I love that this is perfect for my younger children. And that they are interactive with the computer.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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    Tiffany says

    My older daughters love Webkinz! I have never heard about Webkinz Jr. My youngest would love this!

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    heather c says

    Very interested! We could go broke if we bought all the webkinz the kinder wants! Shessh!

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