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Always Icecream/Clever Dragons Back to School Special!

Lifetime Memberships for the fabulous learning websites Always Icecream and Clever Dragons are on special!

Lifetime Membership – Regular $139.00 – are on for just $79.00!
FAMILY Lifetime Membership – Regular $299.00 – are on for just $159.00!

If you have girls, go to the Always Icecream website for more information.

If you have boys, go to the Clever Dragons website for more information.

My daughter loves her Always Icecream lifetime membership!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Posted in Resources, Reviews

Clever Dragons: For Boys Only – Review

Photobucket Clever Dragons is another wonderful, educational website from the makers of Always Icecream.  Always Icecream is for girls only, and Clever Dragons is for boys only.  We really wanted to check out the boys’ version after my daughter enjoyed Always Icecream so much, and received a two-month subscription in exchange for an honest review.

Like Always Icecream, Clever Dragons is designed for children in grades K-8. Photobucket Once your son signs in, he will see 6 choices:

  • Home Page – This is where they get started: create your own “mini-me” avatar, visit Dragon World to hatch your pets from eggs, and more
  • Learn & Play – So many subjects to choose from in the form of games and quizzes, including Typing, Geography (including Canadian!), Math, History, Bible (if desired), and more!  Games can be set according to grade level – for my 13 year old, we had it set to Gr. 7-8
  • My Friends – Turn on the social aspect if you wish, so your child can chat with other boys (many of whom are fellow homeschoolers).  If you have real-world friends in-site, share a special code with each other and your children get to interact in more ways
  • Mail – In-site email, enabled if the social aspect has been turned on by the parent
  • CastleWorld – Your child can design his own castle with his own furniture, art work, rooms, etc.  Sell designs in the store for others to buy – and he earns Gold to spend.  He can put his pets in his rooms, add more rooms or buy bigger castles.  He can also visit his neighbourhood to see his friends’ castles.
  • Videos – fun and entertaining videos to watch, arranged in subjects such as Language Arts, Science, Music & Arts, etc.

Hatching the pets (i.e. little dragons) is the most fun for my son (even though he complains that he’s too old for it at age 13, he seems to secretly enjoy it LOL).  My daughter absolutely loved the fact that her brother was playing on the boys’ version of her beloved Always Icecream!

Your boy can try Clever Dragons Free right now!  There are a variety of pricing options.  99 cents for the first month, then $5.95 US per month.  Or choose $47.40 per year or a lifetime membership for $119.00.  Family memberships also available.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Always Icecream & Clever Dragons Educational Websites Special!

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons (educational websites for K-8) are INTRODUCING FAMILY LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS!  Purchase by April 10th and get $110 off the regular price of $259! The membership is just $149 and is good for four children and can be used both on Always Icecream AND on Clever Dragons. With the special offer, this is only $39.25 per child for a lifetime membership!  If families have more than 4 children k-8, they need to contact Always Icecream/Clever Dragons for an additional lifetime membership.

We love Always Icecream and Clever Dragons! Check out my Always Icecream review.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Always Icecream: For girls only – Review

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Always Icecream is an online learning site for girls only, in grades K-8.   Girls earn $coops by participating in learning activities such as practising math, geography, language arts, science, typing and more. They can then use these $coops to have some fun playing games, decorating their very own homes in MiniWorld, and feeding their virtual pets on Pet World.  We received a free membership to Always Icecream in exchange for an honest review 🙂

My 7 year old daughter has been thoroughly enjoying Always Icecream.  It is the first thing she wants to do when we start our homeschool day.  Whenever my daughter is on Always Icecream, she always ensures she has an atlas beside her, so she can identify countries and states for geography…
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She has also started to learn to type using the “Ice Cone Machine”…
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And of course, besides the educational content, she enjoys a lot of “fun stuff” too.  My daughter loves the virtual pets that hatch out of eggs.  She spends quite a bit of time drawing pictures of her special pets as well…

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One of my daughter’s favourite elements of this site is the educational videos.  She has spent endless hours watching how-to videos on cake decorating, and we made two fancy cakes in our homeschool in one week as a result!  I convinced her to take a break for a little while LOL, we can’t do that every week.  And she spends a lot of time drawing along with how-to-draw videos as well.

Another of my daughter’s favourite parts of her Always Icecream experience is the social part.  She is absolutely tickled pink by all the friends she has in her “Neighbourhood”.  She is able to “friend” other girls and chat with them, visit their mini-homes, and shop in their stores for virtual items they have designed.  This setting is optional, as are a lot of things on Always Icecream, through your parent account.  You can turn on and off each category from “Christian Education” (i.e. Bible Quizzes) to “Math Drills”.  You the parent can also award $coops, whether just because, or as a reward for doing her chores if you like.  Once a week you will also get an email updating you on your daughter’s progress.  Or you can view it online anytime – it shows Your Daughter’s Recent Learning Progress, Moderated Communication (who your daughter has chatted with – all communication is moderated), Educational Videos Watched, and Artwork Created in the past 90 days.

My 7 year old daughter sums up Always Icecream in a word, “awesome”.  I know she’ll be using and enjoying this site for years to come!

Always Icecream has a number of payment options: $0.99 US for the first month, $4.99 US per month afterward or $9.98 for 2 months, $29.99 for one year, or a Lifetime membership for $99.99!  Discounts are also available for multiple children.  You can try it absolutely free right now by going to the Always Icecream website and clicking on “Try It Free”.

To see how other daughters of TOS Crewmates liked Always Icecream, click below:

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,