Not Too Proud To Play

Six reasons why I love to play Webkinz too

 It all started with Peanut the Elephant and Orange the Cat. They entered our house just like any plush toy.  The kids (3 and 5 year old nephews) and I sat together to begin the Webkinz registration process… pet’s name, user name, password etc.

Then the fun began.

Rooms were created, pets were fed and clothed and I left the kids to play the games in the afternoon during their allotted computer time.

A while later I began watching over their shoulders while they played, realizing I could help them earn points if I played a little too. Fast-forward eighteen months and meet Pablo the Chinchilla. He is my very own Webkinz plush toy. A birthday gift  from the boys and purchased with money they’d earned themselves. You should have seen their faces when I opened it!

I’ve been served a fair dose of harassment from my sister for playing the Webkinz games,
 which is understandable, my kids are grown and I play even when the boys are not visiting.

I replied with a pretty convincing case for adults who play Webkinz games and it must have worked, because she’s playing a little as well.


Why I Play WebKinz and Other Grown-Ups Can Too

  1.  Sharing a common interest with the kids in your life improves communication..
  2. Because I’m involved I can encourage them to earn eStore points and virtual pets for good deeds like chores, homework and acts of kindness.
  3. I can watch over their online behavior.
  4. The non-violent , easy to play games are fun at the end of the day. I’m terrible at the complicated grown up video games…they stress me out!
  5. Decorating a virtual room is much cheaper than redecorating my living room.
  6. It’s fun and I get a huge hug from two boys I love very,very much!
 I think I’d get the hug anyway, but you never know.

About The Author

Kit Bennett
Kit Bennett is a celebration and play expert who believes that sprinkles, pom-poms, pipe cleaners and wiggle eyes make the world a brighter place. She’s the founder of and KidsParties 1-2-3 where she makes planning a party for kids as easy as 1,2,3! Her inspiration comes from her four children, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews whom she loves BIG, BIG, BIG!

35 Responses to Not Too Proud To Play

  1. susiem says:

    I’m a proud Webkinz fan!
    I just know i’m not the only adult who loves to play

  2. Diane says:

    I play webkinz and I’m very attached to my kinz! I love decorating, collecting rares and the seasonal festivals! Solitaire on webkinznewz is a great stress relief after work while dinner is cooking too. Although I must say, I’m great at grown up video games as well and even have my own PS3. Thanks Ganz for the Club just for us!

  3. Dixiecup says:

    I am a proud Grandma of 11 going on 13 grandchildren. Five of whom already play in Webkinz World.
    We have had numerous parties revolving around Webkinz World and they have been a great deal of fun.
    I am the huge collector and they all know they will get Webkinz as Gifts from me (as well as other cool things).

  4. Andrea says:

    My kids asked me if they could get a webkinz for 6ms before I said yes. I didn’t want my children on the internet. They were allowed to play computer games from CD’s but the internet sounded scary. I didn’t think I could control what they seen. After a few computer courses, I learned that I can ban them from every site accept the ones I say is okay. That was almost 4 years ago.

    My son got 2 cocker spaniel for christmas 2007. He decided that he would give me one. Her name is Rose and I couldn’t decide whether to just add her to his account and play a bit there or to make my own account. I went with my own account. After a year a added a 2nd account, then a 3rd and 4th. LOL I have almost 200 webkinz or maybe more then that by now.

    My parents don’t understand why I like a kids game so much, but everyone on this site does. With so many different things to do in webkinz world, it is sure to please everyone.

    Ganz thanks so much for making webkinz. Also please let nafaria be around forever.

  5. SweetGirlyGirl says:

    Hey susiem, I’m with you all the way!! :)

  6. Joan says:

    My niece and nephew bought me a Webkinz and I adore them and my Webkinz World Family. They live far away and we get to spend alot of time together playing and sharing we put the phone on speaker phone and chat and play and visit each others rooms and help each other with all the contest and games. Children love to have us spend time with them and this is truly a wonderful experience I recommend it to everyone. Many Thanks for having the chance to have fun…..

  7. babymuggy says:

    My kids ran out of KC and asked for my help. They couldn’t read when we started and the games were a bit hard. I always was a game hero helping the kids figure out all the secrets and I love video games. I played pokemon for years with my older kids. In some ways it’s alot like Webkinz. It is great to have something in common and and share time together. We have had alot of laughs and some frustration, but I can say we have all learned alot. it is so much fun! Webkinz Forever!

  8. 8jedis says:

    I love her reasons for playing, those are my exact reasons too! Adults play all sorts of farmville etc on facebook and I don’t get those games and think Webkinz is much more fun. This is my little escape and just time to veg out and have some fun.

  9. MadiWolfClaw says:

    When I was in high school back last year and before, my friends always made fun of me. What did I do? I brought my plush Webkinz to class :) People liked the Okapi the best ;D

  10. Ganz Parent Club Help says:

    Now we can ALL add even more reasons to play! ~Kit