| Articles for children's care, learning and
of Skylander character figures for role play gaming
If your early years childcare
setting, club or group has a game console / educational computer software
policy for children's entertainment & learning please use
this page and the skylanders list to keep up-to-date with the happenings
in the world of Activision's Skylands..
Skylanders - Spyro's adventure and Giants both
have a pegi rating of 7+ PEGI.info
PC - Wii - Xbox 360 - PS3
Minimise the risk of conflict happening when children take imaginative
play ideas from digital programmes and virtual games or video to their
gross motor play by agreeing boundaries that protect themselves,
others and examines the concept involved with 'should,
what you see inside a game, stay inside a game?' explore
why children give their particular replies.
Skylanders elements list
- fire, water, magic, tech, air, undead,
Download a printable
list of the skylanders names and use tag-ties
or pegs to identify visiting figures.
The following 1st series of character
images and text links are to amazon.co.uk through silkysteps affiliate
Figures are available in single and triple packs, as part of starter sets and in
There are also special edition legendary
sets, glo-in-the-dark, colour change, dark, silver and gold
figures & also for this first series a volcanic vault playing
piece that reskins the aquaduct arena when in battle mode. How to use the volcanic vault: Start up the portal
of power and enter Skylands play mode, place the volcanic vault on
the portal. This will automatically unlock the arena so that the next
time you visit battle mode the new skin has been applied. This magic
item only needs to be placed on the portal once. it isn't needed to
play further games on the now unlocked area..
a portal set that is compatible with your already owned console
ie. a Wii, Xbox 360, Windows XP, Playstation 3, 3DS and then
individual character figures. These figures are compatible across
all platforms - ie. 1 figure will play on all portals Wii, Xbox,
Windows, PS3 or 3ds ..
Identical figures can play side by side
in a game, so if you invite 'visiting skylanders to play - good for team work! remember
which belongs to whom when it's time to pack up - tag ties ..
| Adventure packs
Empire of Ice
Skylanders giants launched in autumn 2012
along with the new game comes a set of series 2 characters.
Series 1 characters, as listed above play on the new game,
some characters have been re-released or 're-posed' to match the
orange base associated with giants & have a higher capping of skill
levels and some feature a lightcore that enables figures to glow when
placed on the portal. All Giants glow ...
New characters include
Lightcore Chill - Lightcore Jet-vac - Sprocket - Flashwing - Hot dog -
, and inline with any safeguarding awareness that the setting
has in partnership with children, collagues and parents involving cyber
bullying, use of the internet, home made accounts, gaining permission,
adult and peer supervision or support, the game itself expands
Safeguarding children - informative websites for the UK
Nominet's knowthenet.org.uk safe online gaming for children