Internet Resources for Kids – Minimonos
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Minimonos is a virtual world for children. It is geared at kids who love to play and who love the planet. At Minimonos you can:
- create monkey avatars
- make friends
- decorate your tree house
- play fun games
Signing up with Minimonos
It is very easy to create a monkey to take part in the virtual world of Minimonos! There are a number of steps for you to keep in mind when signing up your child with Minimonos:
- First step is to go to www.minimonos.com. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter.
- Once you have made it to the home page of Minimonos, click on the “New Monkey” button. This button is green and is located just above the monkeys shown on the picture on the homepage.
- The next step is to enter the name that you want your monkey to have. Think about this a little bit beforehand.
- You can also choose the hairstyle you would like your monkey to have. There are only three options at this stage but if you become a paying member there will be more to choose from. There are two boy’s hairstyles and one girl’s hairstyle.
- There are also ten colours that you can choose from to create how your monkey looks. These are fur colours and like hairstyles you will have access to even more of them later on if you become a paying member. You can choose from red, orange, light blue, dark blue, light green dark green, purple, pink, grey and brown.
- Then you will have to choose and confirm the password that you will use in order to access your Minimonos account in the future. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully.
- Parents will then have to give and confirm an email address. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password.
- If another “monkey” or Minimonos user has invited you to the Minimonos site, specify the name. It is interesting for sites like this to have an idea of who is inviting who.
- Give the age of the child who will use Minimonos. Under-12s and over-12s enjoy different things so this information is very necessary.
- Click on submit. Remember that by doing this you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the site. It is suggested that you actually read these terms first before agreeing to them.
- Parents must the check the email account they have specified. Once you have done this you will receive an email notification at the email address that you specified during the sign up process. Click on this link. If you are unable to click on the link simply copy and paste it into the URL.
Playing games on Minimonos: Memberships
To play a game on Minimonos, go to www.minimonos.com. If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter. Near the link that says “New Monkey” there is a link that says “Play now”. Click on this link. You will be taken to a game. Enter your monkey name and password to continue. To have access to more games you will have to subscribe. Buying memberships means that you are helping children in India get clean water.
The subscriptions and payment structures are as follows:
- With a one month subscription your child get 100 banana chips to use in the game, they provide clean water to a child in India for one day, and you pay $5.95. This is a recurring payment.
- With a one month subscription your child get 1000 banana chips to use in the game, they provide clean water to a child in India for one week, and you pay $31.95. This is a recurring payment.
- With a one month subscription your child get 10000 banana chips to use in the game, they provide clean water to a child in India for two weeks, and you pay $39.95. This is a once off payment.
To sign up for a subscription enter the monkey name and password that you created during the sign up process.
If you have a membership you child will be able to do more things on the system:
- They will receive banana chips to use in the game
- They will be able to buy and change the clothes that their monkey wears in the game
- There are a wide variety of different outfits that your child will be able to choose from
- They will be able to start personalizing their tree house as they will receive a wide variety of furniture and other things that they can use for this purpose
- If you are a paying member your child will have access to things other children do not
- They will be able to change the hairstyle f their monkeys, something that other participants cannot do
- They will have a special gold icon next to their name
- They will get top banana status
- They can earn banana chips while they are sleeping
Minimonos s a great way for your kids to have fun, while at the same time helping them build awareness about the environment. The sign up process is very easy to follow and your child will not have any problems on this site as it is very secure. Minimonos takes the safety and privacy of your children very seriously. You can rest assured that this is a fun and safe place for your children to be. Parents the world over have come to trust this site and you should to.