Webkinz Reward System
As a parent it is important to me to teach my children strong positive character traits. I try to encourage them to develop patience, self control, and excellent work ethics to help prepare them someday for adulthood. Keeping my daughter motivated to enthusiastically help with some small household chores and keeping her room tidy is not easy. She does extremely well in academics, which is wonderful, but falls short of simple tasks requested of her at home.
I had to find some way to persuade her to maintain to keep her room clean and willingly help me when asked so I developed a reward system. I felt the best way to do this was to find out what appealed to her most as a reward and then compensate her with it at the months end if she kept a positive behavior doing chores. When she told me she wanted a Webkinz every month I was a little hesitant on wanting to start a trend of another collectible stuffed animal craze. I went down the same path before with her obsession for TY babies and they ended up in a huge bag in the attic. Not to mention the pain of trying to find the animal that she wanted next because one of her friends had it and she felt she could not survive without it too. I made a decision to do some investigating on these little stuffed animals before agreeing to use this method and starting a whole new frenzy.
What exactly is a Webkinz? A Webkinz is a cute plush stuffed animal pet that was originally released by The Ganz company back in April 2005. Each Webkinz has an attached 8 character unique code allowing the user to be able to also own a virtual version of the pet in the online Webkinz World. The Webkinz World is built up of a user being able to earn KinzCash from playing online games, adopting new pets, answering general knowledge questions, and completing several other fun tasks. Several of the Webkinz World tasks involve collecting recipes that are released for the players through cookbooks or TV Shows called The Secret Chef. The KinzCash can be used to purchase food and clothing for the virtual pet, and furniture to build a room for the pet. Just a few of the other features of the Webkinz World consist of
- Brushing your pets teeth, hair, and bathing
- Participate in the hourly events, which can earn you KinzCash, prizes and coupons
- The ability to create shows with the Webkinz Studio, plus enter to be chosen to appear on the Webkinz television.
- Invite a friend over to your house, where you can chat, play some board games and interact with other items.
They even have a monthly program called The Webkinz Pet of the Month which a specific pet is spotlighted and celebrated with special gifts and special events all month.
I agreed to my daughters wishes to use these cute little fury friends as a reward system. I figured not only can I use the stuffed animal but the computer time used to build her virtual pet world. More bang for the buck sounded like an excellent idea!
Win WebKinz Cotton Candy Bunny For Easter!
I have to make a quick little note to say that I do not speak on behalf of Webkinz or related to it in any way. Now with that being said and out of the way I decided I wanted to give away a cute little bunny WebKinz for Easter. The WebKinz Cotton Candy Bunny is a lovable cute plush pet that would be a perfect gift to place in your little one’s Easter basket. It is a seasonal WebKinz so it will be very hard to find after the holiday. Here is how you can enter to win it.
Leave a comment telling me how you choose to reward your child, or if you don’t have a child who you would like to give Cotton Candy Bunny to.
Please be sure to leave me an email so I can contact you if you win. A winner will be chosen at random via Random.org.
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The contest begins February 23 2:00 AM Eastern and ends March 15 11:59 PM.
Open to residents of the U.S. 18+