Bloomers! Island FAQ
What is Bloomers! Island?
Bloomers! Island is A natural Island paradise, virtual world filled with endless adventure, fun and Bloomers! friends. Children will go on a Quest, play educational mini-games and interact with Bloomers! garden friends and family.
How do you become a Bloomer?
The real value of the avatars is allowing children the option to transform and personalize their very own Bloomers! characters that kids already know and love from the storybooks and community garden blog. Read more about the benefits of membership HERE.
What age do you have to be to play on Bloomers! Island?
The online game and mobile apps were designed to be age appropriate for children between the ages of 3 to 8 year old. However kids of all ages are welcome to play the Bloomers! Island game if they wish to. We purposefully created 3 different games levels: easy, medium and hard, to better accommodate a wide range of ages and skill sets.
Why should my child use Bloomers! Island?
In addition to being a great place to play and have fun, Bloomers! Island is a dynamic informal learning environment where children are excited to learn and motivated to keep know + grow aka learn outside the home or school garden.
What are the educational activities on Bloomers! Island?
On Bloomers! Island, children can practice real-life garden skills, read interactive narrated storybooks, develop fine motor skills on the keyboard and participate in creative and inspiring role play within a safe online environment.
How can teachers use Bloomers! Island in the classroom?
If you are an educator and you have purchased a Bloomers! Schoolyard Garden Program you will have received a code that can be used for your entire class to register for a 6-month subscription (site-wide license). If you have access to an in-class computer or a school computer lab, you can help the children each log onto the site, choose a user name and password, and decide which of the Bloomers! they would like to be (choose an avatar). Then you can have the children play the game as suggested in the Curriculum. The online world reinforces the hands-on lessons learned in the garden in a fun and entertaining way.
What is the Community Garden Blog? What activities or features are on the blog?
The Community Garden blog is a safe online forum just for Bloomers! kids. On the blog kids can upload pictures, create a blog post about their garden experiences, connect with real life friends and Bloomers! characters, etc.