This article is in collaboration with Wiglington and Wenks.
Wiglington and Wenks is a children’s story book series by John Bittleston that has been turned into a Virtual World intended to help 7-14 year old’s interact with history, geography, landmarks, inventions, nature, wildlife, the environment, and more.
Along the way, the traveler can interact with a diverse group of people — from Beethoven to Chief Joseph, from Genghis Khan to St. Patrick. The game sends them on a quest to locate and help these historical figures.
The travelers also have a chance to play games, design an island, dress up in costumes from many cultures, and interact with kids from around the world.
You start your child in Wiglington & Wenks by setting up a free account. You can then upgrade to a paid subscription — or not. The paid subscription makes your child an Elite Quest Traveler, which opens up more locations, games, and ‘stuff’ to interact with.
There are two videos that can be accessed on the main page of the website that will show you what I’ve tried to explain.
TOS Homeschool Crew Members received a 1 month subscription as Elite Quest Travelers. Check the links below to read their opinions on this virtual world.
6 thoughts on “The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World Reviews”
though this had good points, it seems like a time waster and had some unsafe elements.
Families looking for an online game should definitely check out Wiglington and Wenks to see if it meets their standards. It is non-violent, fun, interesting, and slightly educational.
Those looking for a purely educational program, will probably need to go elsewhere.
My 8 and 11 yo daughters enjoyed this game.
Not for us, but the site is extremely visually appealing and well done
I'll admit that I have a few video game addicts in the house. They've tried some of the big virtual games out there that appeal to boys (e.g. Runescape). But, I have not been comfortable with the younger ones playing alongside older kids and adults. Having another option is great for us, especially with an educational twist.
Laura O at http://www.daybydayinourworld.blogspot.com
This really wasn't a good fit for us, but I could see where others might find value in it.
Lisa C. @ http://www.teachthemhisways.blogspot.com