National Geographic's self-published and maintained Animal Jam is a colorful and educational virtual world for children between ages 5-11 to explore and enjoy.
In this social site and game package, you (and your children) have to create a colorful avatar which will represent you on the site and the games on it. You can also befriend other players in the site and play different simple games against them, such as Tic-Tac-Toe and Match Four. Players can earn gems to buy, and can trade clothing items with others.
The best things about Animal Jam are the green leaves, animal paws, little red insects scattered around the game's world which, when pressed, reveal small, interesting facts about nature and animals. Because of this, they will learn many interesting things and facts while playing, so it is a great, fun educational tool for kids.
Children safety is very important for National Geographic so that if your kid is playing on this site, you may feel safe. You have two accounts on this site if you register. One is a parental account which is used to have great control over your child's account. You can control whom they speak with, whether they are able to chat with others or not, their play time and more.