WZZM13 - Is the Webkinz Craze Bad for Kids

Remember the Tamagotchi craze? Or Beanie Babies? Put them together and you've got Webkinz, site the latest toy phenomenon that's sweeping the country and worrying some parents whose preschoolers are spending ... Read more
Mudman

Wayland, MI

#21 May 31, 2007
Buy them a dog or a cat. This will teach all what the importance of having to take care something else besides a stuffed toy, what is happening to this world? By the time this generation grows up, they won't know how to wipe their own a$$
lick me

Mission, KS

#22 Jun 17, 2007
excuse me to every ONE who thinks webkinz are wrong. us "children" can learn many things from them and we have a right to say what we feel. webkinz don't do any harm to us and teach many of us different things, like some important facts (from Quizzys), how to handle money, how to handle a pet, and most importantly, responsibility. i think webkinz are fun, even for me, and it's not like webkinz are my life.
ILOVEWEBKINZ

Mcallen, TX

#23 Jun 17, 2007
Webkinz teaches kids to be creative in gamesand learn how to takecare of their webkinz.
Heartbreaking

Big Rapids, MI

#24 Jun 18, 2007
If this toy is such a great teaching tool then why are there so many spelling and grammatical errors in this post? Computers don't teach our children, toys don't teach our children... we teach our children. Sure those things are great if we are utilizing them correctly, but allowing your child to sit in front of computers, randoming guessing what letter to choose, does not make them smarter. I could sit my 4-year in front of the TV and she may mimic what 'Dora' says, but it doesn't mean she understands it. We should sitting with our children teaching them while utilizing these tools we have access too. We should be establishing a healthy lifestyle, complete with loving to learn and play at the same time.
lick me

Mission, KS

#25 Jun 18, 2007
Heartbreaking wrote:
If this toy is such a great teaching tool then why are there so many spelling and grammatical errors in this post? Computers don't teach our children, toys don't teach our children... we teach our children. Sure those things are great if we are utilizing them correctly, but allowing your child to sit in front of computers, randoming guessing what letter to choose, does not make them smarter. I could sit my 4-year in front of the TV and she may mimic what 'Dora' says, but it doesn't mean she understands it. We should sitting with our children teaching them while utilizing these tools we have access too. We should be establishing a healthy lifestyle, complete with loving to learn and play at the same time.
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just look at how you wrote this. i see some ERRORS. you must have no idea what you're talking about then. how dumb are you?
Heartbreaking

Big Rapids, MI

#26 Jun 18, 2007
lick me wrote:
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just look at how you wrote this. i see some ERRORS. you must have no idea what you're talking about then. how dumb are you?
Little girl it is time that you get off the computer and do some homework. My grammatical errors are minor compared to yours. Capitalization is key in sentences. I feel bad for you because no college is going to allow you in if you don't capitalize your sentences. But I guess your little toy will keep you company and your parents will swaddle you for life. "Lick Me” that just goes to show how much intelligence you radiate. I hope your parents’ monitor your web activities better than this, but I am guessing since you are using such a derogatory screen name, I highly doubt it. Go outside, read a book, explore and learn... a hand on reality is better than the keyboard and mouse.
lick me

Mission, KS

#27 Jun 19, 2007
Heartbreaking wrote:
<quoted text>
Little girl it is time that you get off the computer and do some homework. My grammatical errors are minor compared to yours. Capitalization is key in sentences. I feel bad for you because no college is going to allow you in if you don't capitalize your sentences. But I guess your little toy will keep you company and your parents will swaddle you for life. "Lick Me” that just goes to show how much intelligence you radiate. I hope your parents’ monitor your web activities better than this, but I am guessing since you are using such a derogatory screen name, I highly doubt it. Go outside, read a book, explore and learn... a hand on reality is better than the keyboard and mouse.
First of all, you are not my mother nor my father, so don't tell me what to do.
Second of all, listen to yourself! You tell me that "a hand on reality is better than the keyboard and mouse", well look what you're using! Well what do you know, a keyboard and mouse!
lick me

Mission, KS

#28 Jun 19, 2007
Heartbreaking wrote:
<quoted text>
Little girl it is time that you get off the computer and do some homework. My grammatical errors are minor compared to yours. Capitalization is key in sentences. I feel bad for you because no college is going to allow you in if you don't capitalize your sentences. But I guess your little toy will keep you company and your parents will swaddle you for life. "Lick Me” that just goes to show how much intelligence you radiate. I hope your parents’ monitor your web activities better than this, but I am guessing since you are using such a derogatory screen name, I highly doubt it. Go outside, read a book, explore and learn... a hand on reality is better than the keyboard and mouse.
Oh, and another thing; it's summer! when was the last time you were in school? you must be old, but not wise because you couldn't even figure that out! so there is no homework!
you must be dumb enough to look stupid.
ha ha, that was a good one. BURN!
Heartbreaking

Big Rapids, MI

#29 Jun 19, 2007
I am not going to argue with a little girl - I am older and wiser and not below you. I just think that you have a very bad attitude for such a young girl and I think that you could stand to make some changes in your life. I never spent my summers at home on the computer - I was out with my friends, swimming, biking and staying active. I was building real memories that I still cherish, memories that you can't get from a toy or a computer. And yes I read the news on the computer and respond to people because I like to learn and be enlightened, but I do not play imaginary games, games that do not apply to real life no matter the context. I also have a very busy life, work, school, a family and friends. I am very glad that I am not your parents because I don't think I could handle raising a child with such a terrible attitude towards adults and life in general. You are so young and you have so much to learn... it's not a bad thing, you should embrace that. But I was young once too and I had a terrible attitude at one point too, but I grew out of it and hopefully you will too. There are a lot of people in this world who aren't your mother and father (thank goodness) that are going to tell you what to do and I think you should start accepting the fact that you aren't always right.
lick me

Mission, KS

#30 Jun 19, 2007
Heartbreaking wrote:
I am not going to argue with a little girl - I am older and wiser and not below you. I just think that you have a very bad attitude for such a young girl and I think that you could stand to make some changes in your life. I never spent my summers at home on the computer - I was out with my friends, swimming, biking and staying active. I was building real memories that I still cherish, memories that you can't get from a toy or a computer. And yes I read the news on the computer and respond to people because I like to learn and be enlightened, but I do not play imaginary games, games that do not apply to real life no matter the context. I also have a very busy life, work, school, a family and friends. I am very glad that I am not your parents because I don't think I could handle raising a child with such a terrible attitude towards adults and life in general. You are so young and you have so much to learn... it's not a bad thing, you should embrace that. But I was young once too and I had a terrible attitude at one point too, but I grew out of it and hopefully you will too. There are a lot of people in this world who aren't your mother and father (thank goodness) that are going to tell you what to do and I think you should start accepting the fact that you aren't always right.
sure, yep. one question; how do you know im a little girl? are you stalking me? looks like you have nothing else better to do. thank goodness im not your kid (you probably don't have any cuz who would want to with you). if i was your kid, then id rather spend my life locked in a cell, just the way you'd probably treat me. you sound like you have no absolute fun, that you're too overprotective and that you don't want anyone else to have fun. it must suck to be you.
sorry to say, but these are my facts, and hopefully they mean something to you as much as they do to me. so i wouldn't be talking.
Webkinz LOVER

Mission, KS

#31 Jun 23, 2007
hey everyone!!

Since: Jun 07

Nantucket, MA

#32 Jun 27, 2007
I live right in Livingston, and I have a Webkin®. Webkinz® are good, but are bad when too much time is spent on it. Encourage your child to stop on the web and play with their "real" Webkinz®. Suggestions are drawing their pet, and more.( http://www.webkinz.com )

Since: Jun 07

Nantucket, MA

#33 Jun 27, 2007
Lick Me, this IS a very bad attitude for a little girl.(I mean, girl). Heartbreaking, you're an adult, you don't go minding people's business, especially if you don't know them. Heartbreaking, you are being way too over protective. "Lick me", Heartbreaking was just being nice. Obviously, you don't like people in your business.(Whoops! I'm MYB'ing your business.).

-Mystic Mist

P.S. I'm 9-year-old and I can type better, and faster than all of you!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

Austin, TX

#34 Jun 27, 2007
ALL YOU PARENTS WHO SAY WEBKINZ ARE BAD >>>> YOU AND GO TO HELL
webkinz LOVER - lick me

Mission, KS

#35 Jun 27, 2007
Mystic Mist wrote:
Lick Me, this IS a very bad attitude for a little girl.(I mean, girl). Heartbreaking, you're an adult, you don't go minding people's business, especially if you don't know them. Heartbreaking, you are being way too over protective. "Lick me", Heartbreaking was just being nice. Obviously, you don't like people in your business.(Whoops! I'm MYB'ing your business.).
-Mystic Mist
P.S. I'm 9-year-old and I can type better, and faster than all of you!
yeah, you tell us that nobody likes it when they're in your business, but what are you doing?
I WOULDN'T BE TALKING!!!
so you can shut your little 9-year-old mouth and keep it quiet (just a suggestion that you should probably follow). you must not know anything just like heartbreaking doesn't!!!
webkinz LOVER - lick me

Mission, KS

#36 Jun 28, 2007
hello, to all those who are my dear friends.
yes, i do infact, have the hot tub, which in that case i got a few hours ago from my friend, tori. we both share 1 account, and we both also have seperate accounts.
i also have a starburst bed (which i traded madison for) that im willing to trade with also.
i have a bowling alley that i bought a long time ago, but i do not, under any circumstances, want to trade that.

for my hot tub, here are the items im looking for (it depends on how much value each one is worth for the hot tub):

******coach bed + kinz TV or any good exclusive item that i do not have.*******
*daredevil bed
*1 bowling alley (i already have one, but i could use another one for trading)
*other superbed (circus, bookworm, castle, movies, dragon, stardust, 0R sugary sweet dream superbed)+ kinz TV or any good exclusive item that i do not have.
*two superbeds (butterfly, flower, and/or lunar moon superbed).

these are the only offers im willing to trade for my hot tub.

if you'd like to trade me with my starburst, list some good items you got.

rule: i am not a first-person-sender unless its with someone like madison. this means i will NOT send first.

if you want to trade for either of my 2 items (hot tub / starburst superbed), then add me.

username: frozenh2ocube

**********
-thanks!!
basketball girl

Vancouver, Canada

#37 Jun 28, 2007
i think what megan thinks i dont really know what to beleive but i have a friend that lives far away and its a geat way to compunicate with her and play games its also very safe i think that just because it's on the internet doesn't mean its mad heck there are lots of safe websites people these days take all the bad websites and let them over power the good! and if ur child is on webkinz u r there parent and they have to listen to you
Tim Mcgraw

Vancouver, Canada

#38 Jun 28, 2007
i love webkinz in fact i think ill make a song about it
frozenh2ocube

Mission, KS

#39 Jul 4, 2007
Hello everyone!!
I am having a party on Saturday, July 7th.
I decided to come up with a theme for this party.
The theme is.......... The Blue-ish Days of the Aquarium!!!!
This party will take place in the yellow zone at 5:00 Kinztime.

Everyone who comes will get a goodybag of:
aquarus jelly (food recipe)
fish lamp (decoration)
bright green swim trunks (clothing)

They will also get their names put into a drawing.
You could get a chance to win:

*lovely leafy swimsuit top and bottom
(requires at least 1 time for your name to be put in)
**clam sofa
(requires at least 2 times for your name to be put in)
***hippo on a half shell painting
(requires at least 3 times for your name to be put in)
****treasure chest -rare
(requires at least 5 times for your name to be put in)
*****stylish stone pond
(requires at least 7 times for your name to be put in)
******pink and purple pool
(requires at least 10 times for your name to be put in)
*******oak paneled pool
(requires at least 15 times for your name to be put in)
********starburst cloud bed
(requires at least 20 times for your name to be put in)
*********hot tub
(requires at least 35 times for your name to be put in)

If you come, you must wear something that goes along with the theme.
(swimsuit, something blue, etc).
anyone who doesn't follow this rule will not get a goodybag or get their name put into the drawing.

Sending gifts is not required, but you will get a better chance to win one of the drawings.
This means that sending something a little extra (maybe a cake or some sort of food) will get your name put twice into the drawing.
Sending something a little more than extra (maybe a decoration or toy, etc) will get your name put 3-9 times into the drawing.
Sending something thats bigger than extra (maybe an expensive item from w shop) will get your name put 10-14 times into the drawing.
Sending something thats way bigger than extra (maybe a rare item) will get your name put 15-19 times into the drawing.
Sending something thats pretty huge (maybe an exclusive) will get your name put 20-24 times into the drawing.
Sending something thats just plain gigantic (maybe anything like a superbed) will get your name put 25-30 times into the drawing.
Note: the better items, the more chance of winning one of the higher prizes.

But remember, gift or no gift, you still have a chance of winning any of the prizes!!!!

There will be only one room for this party, but you are more than welcome to "explore" my home.
Note: most of the rooms will be empty, because i had to sell everything to get some rare items from the curio shop!!!

If you would like to come, just ask, and add me!!! Please don't ask ME to add YOU, because therefore, i will not!!!!
The reason I will not add YOU is because i do not have the time.

My username is: frozenh2ocube

Hope all of you can come!!
Maya

Presidio, TX

#41 Jul 12, 2007
to all the people who think webkinz are wrong that's so not true. in quizzy's it teaches you math and social studies skills, it all teaches us how to handle our money. now all those moms who say by them a dog, why spend more than 100 dollars a month on dog when you can spend 13 dollars on a stuffed animal that will last forever. i who happen to be ten have started a craze around my school. and you know what all you moms can rant till you skinny tied aprons fall off. but if you want to stop your child from this site(which would be retarded)close there account or bann it. you stop typing and actually do somthing. so maybe you should think before the next tim you write in here. and please don't right anymore mom's cause your boring me to sleep *yawn*. bye

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