Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Always Icecream ~ Review

Does your daughter love ice cream? What kid doesn’t, right? Well, if she does, (and even if you doesn’t) then I think she’s really going to enjoy Always Icecream!

Always Icecream is a fun and exciting, learning website created exclusively for girls between the ages of 7 and 12. A membership is very affordable. Prices begin at $4.99 per month (first month only $.99), 2 months $9.98, 1 year $29.99, and a Lifetime membership is $99.99. Always Icecream was kind enough to give my family one lifetime membership to enjoy.

Always Icecream offers an abundance of different educational games, covering such topics as: Language Arts, Math, Advanced Math, Science, History & Geography, Music & Art, Computer Skills, Foreign Language, and Religion (Christian) Education. The more the games are played the more challenging they become.

Some of the games are marked with an ice cream cone and every time your daughter plays these particular games she’ll earn $coops as payment.  Your daughter can use her $coops to play games, feed her virtual pets on Pet World, and decorate her homes on MiniWorld.

The Learn and play games are numerous!
Pet World (earn $coops)
Typing for beginners (earn $coops)
States of the USA (earn $coops)
Melting Scoops (earn $coops)
Math Quiz Adding (earn $coops)
Math Quiz Multiplying (earn $coops)
Math Quiz Fractions (earn $coops)
Synonyms (earn $coops)
Bible Quiz (earn $coops)
Internet Quiz (earn $coops)
Countries in Europe (earn $coops)
Basic Anatomy (earn $coops)
Ice cream Shop
Victorian Girl
Dog Breed Quiz (earn $coops)
Bible Verse Game (earn $coops)
White Bridal Gowns
Health Quiz (earn $coops)
Laundry Rush
Typing Intermediate (earn $coops)
Cooking Show
USA Capitals (earn $coops)
Word Confusion (earn $coops)
Vocabulary Practice English and Spanish (earn $coops)
US Presidents (earn $coops)
 and MANY MANY more!

With Always Icecream your daughter will have so much fun playing she won’t even realized she’s actually learning something!  Girls can express their inner self by creating a mini-me avatar! And earn achievement medals for their hard work!

There are a multitude of safe, educational and fun videos available.  My youngest daughter (11 yrs old) has enjoyed watching such videos as, how to properly thaw meat, how to create a panda bear birthday cake, How to Make Foam, How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle, Online Safety Tips for Kids, Percent and Decimals, How Gold Is Made, The Journey of a Germ, and more. The videos are from youtube, khanacademy, discovery channel, and more.
Here is a note from the site regarding the media. Monitored media: Games and videos can provide valid entertainment for your child, and we prescreen Always Icecream content to filter out violence, sexual content, and negative role examples. Always Icecream provides a "for girls only" environment geared towards the needs and interests of 7 to 12 year-old girls. Games, videos and applications on Always Icecream are entertaining and they are thoroughly reviewed for their educational value.”
Another neat feature Always Icecream offers is a kid friendly chat option.  The chat allows the girls to interact with other girls from around the world.  It resembles something similar to a social network site, but is very safe and of course, for girls only.  Girls can only chat with parental consent and before your daughter can use the chat, they must exchange their secret “friendship codes.” Always Icecream monitors all communication before it can be viewed. For parents who dislike online social communities, you have the option to turn off the chat features.
As parents, we also have the option of registering for a free parent account.  This account allows us to chose between a “community” and an “educational only” version of the site, receive weekly detailed progress reports, customize the educational content, and even reward our daughters with extra $coops for doing their chores, following directions, or whatever else we choose to reward them for.
Always Icecream is Ideal for Homeschoolers. A large share of our members are homeschooled and many of the ideas for the educational content originate from the experience of the founds as homeschool parents. Always Icecream offers fun and relevant drills in core academic subjects embedded in a safe and loving community experience. Parents are also given the option to choose Christian educational content if they want to offer this to their daughters.”

We LOVED Always Icecream! This is one site that we will continue to use for a LONG time!

To purchase a membership for the young girl in your life, click HERE.

Check out the parent site to read about safety features and more.

You can also check out Always Icecream on Facebook.

Be sure to stop by the TOS hub and read what my fellow crew members thought about Always Icecream.

I'm a crew member with The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew and I received a lifetime membership for Always Icecream free of cost in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter (age 8) is not a strong reader. While she liked the look of the site and playing the games initially, it got too hard for her to earn scoops for her pets. We'll revisit the site when she's a bit older.


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