Children’s Virtual World Wins Real World W3 Award

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ — The 3rd Annual W3 Awards has given the gold for Best Family/Parenting Website of 2008. Handipoints is a site where parents can create printable chore charts and set up an allowance program that teaches kids responsible habits. Kids earn points for doing their chores, homework, and staying healthy. They use their points to buy rewards from their parents or to play games, watch cartoons, and adopt and accessorize a cartoon Cool Cat. All the fun happens in HandiLand, a safe and exciting world where kids meet and play with friends. is an exciting combination of entertainment and productivity for families online.

Now the dynamic virtual world and rich chore chart features at have earned one of the Web’s highest honors. The W3 Awards are famous for honoring excellence on the Internet and “Recognizing the Power of Web Creativity.”

“We are thrilled to join the list of fellow W3 winners,” says Handipoints founder and CEO Viva Chu. “Our focus on kids staying healthy and active in the real world is truly unique and it feels great to be recognized for this innovative thinking.”

The 3rd Annual W3 Awards received over 3,000 entries from all over the world. As one of only two winners in the Family/Parenting Website category, is truly among the best family Web sites online today. Recent issues of Real Simple and Parenting Magazine have listed Handipoints as a must-visit Web site for parents and kids alike. Parents can sign up for free and try it out today at

About Handipoints:

A privately owned company based in Oakland, Calif., Handipoints is a virtual community for families where children’s “real world” chores earn big prizes and new adventures in a safe, fun and educational online environment. Unlike other children’s Web sites, Handipoints marries offline tasks with online games and entertainment to teach children the value of their work and foster good behavior. While they’re having fun online, children learn about saving and building responsible habits in their daily lives. More information can be found at

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