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September 09, 2009

Parent Club Review: WeMuv™

The What: "With a specially designed WeMuv™ pedometer and virtual travel passport, members accumulate MuvPoints to navigate and explore 2D animated ‘real’ world destinations. Members gain bonus points playing mini-games and trivia throughout their virtual journey. Trivia games provide fun facts on topics of health and nutrition, world geography, culture, earth and social sciences and more."

The Who: Recommended for kids 6 and up

The Review: We were provided 3 WeMuv™ pedometers(for a little friendly family competition) to try out. The pedometers came able to attach to clothing - and also with a wristband.

On the first day out - we clipped on our pedometers and went for a 24K bike ride (really 24K - I was both pained and proud). went to www.wemuv.com to log in our points: 517 points exactly.

The kids enjoyed customizing their avatars, purchasing clothing, food and decor (with their points) and looking at the base camp map (maps are very big to kids).

The cons were that the 6 year old pre-reader was at a disadvantage because of the reading level. Also, we often forgot the pedometers at home (out of sight out of mind).

However, it is very cool to be able to visit a virtual destination. It is also a smart idea to propel kids on-line activities with physical action (you can sit at the computer if you go on a bike ride).

The Cost: Free accounts include a customizable virtual avatar, Base Camp game play and limited social networking.
Purchase of a pedometer includes a 3-month travel passport for $24.95.

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1 Comments:

At September 9, 2009 at 5:53 p.m. , Blogger Theta Mom said...

Thanks for the follow on twitter! Looking forward to following you and checking out this site! Hope you check mine out as well! :)

 

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