With so many apps and games available today, it can be challenging to find ones that are worthwhile. Too many of the options available right now are filled with inappropriate content, or are simply not safe for young kids to play.
Technology is a big part of our lives. For many families, there isn’t a day that goes by, where children (and adults) aren’t using a computer, tablet, or mobile device in some capacity, whether for work or pleasure.
As a mom of 4 kids, ranging in age from kindergarten to college, I have fully embraced the fact that video games and apps are a mainstay in modern childhood. I am intentional, however, about the types of games my children play on a regular basis, leaning towards ones I feel are learning-based and encourage important life skills.
My kids have played the original Poptropica game for awhile now, so they were thrilled to hear about the release of the highly anticipated Poptropica Worlds, which is currently available for download on iOS and Android.
Poptropica Worlds consists of a virtual world that allows kids to explore and play in a completely safe environment. Created by author Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series), Poptropica Worlds offers an immersive and interactive storytelling experience.
After designing their own character, kids have the opportunity to travel the islands of Poptropica, using gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that includes factual history.
As children play Poptropica Worlds, they use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to battle monsters, solve mysteries, and complete quests throughout the islands.
A fun feature in Poptropica Worlds, that wasn’t available in the original version of the game, is the customizeable house that each character is able to design and decorate as they please. My kids love this, and have spent quite a bit of time creating their home.
The Poptropica platform currently has over 2 million active users each month, and the brand has expanded to include books and merchandise, along with the popular games.
You can download Poptropica Worlds for free on iOS and Android, and play it across multiple devices easily. This means you can enjoy a seamless gaming experience, playing at home on your computer, as well as on-the-go using your mobile devices.
Watch the Poptropica Worlds trailer below, for a glimpse of the fun adventures that await.
Has your family played Poptropica, or the new Poptropica Worlds? What is your favorite feature of the game?