In contrast to some other children's virtual worlds I've visited, Stardoll allows kids to build their own scenery and background stories. Instead of a rigid restaurant scene, they can concoct their own eatery. My only complaint is that the sole drink option was a mixed cocktail. Couldn't they have gone with a bottle of soda?
SHARON DUKE ESTROFF
Duke Estroff is an award-winning educator and author of "Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? (Random House,
2007). Her parenting articles appear in over 100 publications including
Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Woman's Day. She is a parenting blogger for Huffington Post. Sharon is the creator of KIDSPLORATIONS enrichment classes, camps, and birthday parties which provide imagination-fueled learning adventures to children.