Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Always Ice Cream - A Review

Product:  Always Ice Cream
A Scoop of Laughter.  A Scoop of Learning.

Price:  $4.99/month, $39.99/year, $99.99/Lifetime Membership

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Company:  Miaplaza Inc.

Age Range:  Girls 7-12 years old

Brief Overview:

Optional: A Friendly Learning Community

If you choose our Learning Community set of social features, your daughter can interact with other members on Always Icecream. With this option, girls play "social" games, such as babysitting each other's pets or buying artwork from other members. Communication is moderated and we enforce strict guidelines about what communication is permissible on the site.

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 founders 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.

Our Thoughts:

According to my 9 year old - 
She likes that you can watch a wholesome selection of YouTube videos.  She enjoyed the variety of games.  Her favorite was the dress-up game.  She also liked that you could use your scoops to buy pets.  Her favorite educational category was Language Arts.

She did wish that you could do more with the pets that you buy.  And she would prefer to able to walk from store to store.

According to my 12 year old -
She likes the music videos. She liked the games that didn't earn scoops; she enjoyed them more.  Her favorite educational category was Language Arts. 

She wishes that you could do more with the pets you buy. 

Mom's Thoughts -
I like that the site is geared to girls.  I like pink, cuddly themes.  :)  

I like that the site is wholesome and friendly and "tame" for younger girls.  The price is average, a little lower than some monthly-fee websites.

The parent control center is nice, with some helpful features.

I also like that is a quick educational thing that the girls can do to throw in a little extra review time here and there. 

Check out this intro to the site.

Great concept.  Nice company. 

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Disclaimer: I received this item free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.

1 comment:

  1. Waving hi from the crew, I don't think my girls have found the dress-up game, I'll have to suggest they try it!