The Top Seven Reasons Why Neopets is Good For You
NEOPIA CENTRAL - This is for all you Neopians out there who have, at one stage
or another, been hassled by your parents to stop playing Neopets and do your
homework. Unbelievably, Neopets is actually educationally good for you! Hard
to believe, huh? Yes indeed, Neopets has unknowingly done something practically
impossiblethey have combined fun with a bit of education. Here are the
seven top reasons why Neopets is good for you:
1. It teaches you how to be financially responsible
In case you don't know, being financially responsible means that you are careful
with your money. This way, Neopets can prepare you for when you're independent
and living on your own money. It can teach you valuable lessons, such as long-term
saving and bargain hunting. Neopets can give you a world where you find out
the effects of irresponsible financial behaviour without losing any real money.
2. It teaches you the basic structure of the stock market
One of the most obvious benefits, the Neopets Stock Market can teach you the
ups and downs of stock market, and how invest your money wisely. When you finally
get the chance to invest in real life shares, you'll be glad that you've had
this firsthand experience. Perhaps more importantly, it teaches you patience.
For instance, instead of impulsively straightaway cutting your losses and selling
your stocks when they're losing value, wait for them to regain value. This will
teach you invaluable patience.
3. It teaches you the dangers of gambling
With games such as Scorchy Slots, Scratchcards and Krawps, Neopets is actually
warning us about the financial damage long term gambling can do to our bank
account. Unlike the real world, though, Neopets gambling games tend to win more
often, but you can still lose quite a bit of NP if you don't play responsibly.
4. It lets you practice your math skills
Anything from figuring out profits and losses to thinking of a saving plan
to buy a Hidden Tower item, maths, like in life, plays a vital role in every
day life. Lennys Conundrum also involves math often, and sometimes can really
make you think hard. The different types of healing potions should also persuade
you to brush up on your Roman numerals.
5. It helps you practice your English skills
Reading The Neopian Times is not only informative, it helps you practice your
reading. Everywhere on Neopets you see words, words, words. And presumably,
you read them, of course. Reading The Neopian Times also helps you widen your
vocabulary, which is bound to be good for you, right?
6. It teaches you the basic workings of inflation and deflation in a working
In all the Neopian shops, there is an inflation rate. If you are a dedicated
reader of The Neopian Times, you'll definitely have a good grasp of inflation
and deflation, due to the many articles published on the subject. Even more
importantly, you can learn how inflation and deflation can bring about a depression,
which can have a big effect on the Stock Market.
7. It teaches you basic HTML programming
If you don't know, HTML programming is the thing which can make your shop
background turn pink, or make your Pet's page have that little bit extra perk.
NeoPets supplies a basic HTML guide which is fairly simple. HTML is a very useful
skill for later life, especially if you're going to creating Web pages and stuff,
or if you're planning to be a computer programmer.
So all you people out there who have ever had your parents nag you to do something
educational, tell them that in fact you are doing something educational, and
tell them about the educational benefits of the wonderful world of Neopets.