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Dizzywood Earns the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold

NAPPA’s rigorous review finds Dizzywood to be one of the safest and most entertaining online environments for children.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Sept. 23, 2009—Dizzywood ( www.dizzywood.com), a virtual world and online game for children ages 8-12, today announced that it has earned the prestigious NAPPA Gold award in the software, Website and video game category.

To earn the coveted NAPPA, Dizzywood underwent a rigorous review process by independent expert judges and a team of children of various ages who select the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational and age-appropriate products. Prior winners of the award include Club Penguin and the Word Girl PBS Website.

“Dizzywood’s virtual activities build self-confidence and encourage self-expression, which make it truly stand out from the crowd,” said Barbara Smith Decker, NAPPA manager. “It is a great example of how technology can create positive change, allowing kids to practice good citizenship online.”

“We’re thrilled to receive this honor,” said Dizzywood CEO Scott Arpajian. “Our virtual world offers children a safe place where they can explore and engage in positive and rewarding activities, and it’s wonderful to receive this recognition from NAPPA.”

Dizzywood was launched in November 2007. The imaginative, story-driven world offers kids a safe environment where they can engage in challenging activities that develop self-confidence, as well as cooperate with others and find a sense of belonging.

Dizzywood is free to play. Subscriptions are available to access premium content, and pricing begins at $4.95 per month.

NAPPA – the National Parenting Publications Awards – is the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best children’s products. The NAPPA seal signifies that the winning product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria and that it stands out among hundreds of other products from all around the world. Only the best products win the prestigious NAPPA recognition.
NAPPA’s team of independent expert judges and family testers (parents and kids) select the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring products as NAPPA Gold and Honors winners. View all NAPPA winners at NAPPA.Parenthood.com.

About Dizzywood
Dizzywood’s mission is to encourage children to use their imagination, cooperate with others, and participate in activities that promote caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, among other important values. This creative, story-driven world offers children a safe, interactive and fun environment full of adventure and creative rewards. New content such as clothing, missions and areas are always underway, keeping players motivated and engaged with the world. For more information, visit www.dizzywood.com.

Congrats, Dizzywood folks! 🙂  It’s great getting these bits in my mailbox.  I’ve always been a fan of the team at Dizzywood.  It’s one of the most story-creative & unique sites out there.  Very innovative in their approach. 🙂

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