Many years ago, I started in the work force as an Early Childhood Educator, and Child Development is still very near and dear to my heart. When Webkinz were announced a few years ago, I found a way to mesh my passion for gifting and my love of educating children. Webkinz and Lil’kinz is definitely NOT just another stuffed animal or toy. They encourage children to learn through play. I believe in the value of Webkinz as a learning tool. The Webkinz World website provides stimulating games and helps children learn age-appropriate skills that help them to succeed. Webkinz World is well developed and updated regularly to keep children interested and motivated. When children log in to adopt their Webkinz or Lil’kinz pet, they are asked their age. The games and skills on the website are geared to their age group. The “Quizzy’s” educate and help the child learn with positive reinforcement. Webkinz and Lil’kinz are age appropriate for children from 4 years of age and up and make a terrific and well received gift. The variety of pets is so abundant that the only difficult thing is picking one!