My Princess Academy
My daughters would never pass up new dress-up clothes – or the chance to play on the computer. My Princess Academy offers them both, with a girl-power twist. The site’s games and activities are as princessy as you’d expect – a hair and nail salon, royal dressing up, decking out a carriage, riding a Pegasus. But it all happens inside a princess “academy.”
After your daughter joins the site and creates her own princess, she gets a dorm room to decorate (with points earned from playing the games) and four levels to work through: pixie, junior, senior and crown princess. At each level she earns a special jewel in her crown, representing the site’s four princess virtues: generosity, intelligence, beauty and confidence. You can help her progress by purchasing princess dresses, skirts, pixie wings, and accessories from the Princess Shop (each purchase gets you a code with which to open the next princess-class door).
The site’s design is sweet and modern; the tale behind the school’s “founding” by Princess Skylar is empowering, and not just about looking pretty.
They also offer accompanying dress-up gear that you can purchase for your own princess like dresses, shoes, wands and tiaras.