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Parental Guide

Welcome to the Parents's section of Last Day of Work. This area is dedicated to specific questions parents may have on the suitability of these games for their children. We do our best to submit the games to specialized childrens reviewers. Here are the reviews and ratings that will help you decide if the content is appropriate for your family.



The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a non-profit, self-regulatory body established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association. Their mission is to provide consumers, especially parents, with accurate and objective information about the age suitability and content of computer and video games so they can make informed purchase decisions. For more information you can visit esrb.com Virtual Villagers has received an E for Everyone rating.

Parents' Choice Foundation

Parent's Choice

Established in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest nonprofit guide to quality children's media and toys. The Foundation's mission is to provide parents with information to participate wisely in their children's learning outside the classroom. The Foundation's purpose is to search out and recommend products that help kids grow – imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally—fairly priced products that are fun, safe and socially sound. You can find more information at www.parents-choice.org. Village Sim (the handheld version of Virtual Villagers) has received in 2005 the Parents' Choice Recommended Award.Click here for the full review.

Jinny Gudmundsen from USA Today Tech

USA Today

Jinny Gudmundsen is a professional software reviewer. She is a Technology Columnist for USAToday.com and a syndicated columnist for the Gannett print newspapers. Jinny was the editor of Choosing Children's Software magazine and she has co-authored the book The Parent's Pocket Guide to Kids & Computers. She was the kid-tech columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. Jinny frequently appears on television and radio (including NPR) as a children's technology expert. You can read Jinny's review of Virtual Villagers on usatoday.com or on commonsensemedia.com

Jinny Gudmundsen from USA Today Tech

iParenting Media

iParenting.com, a Disney Internet Group media property, is a premier media site focused on parents. The iParenting Media's Award Program provides a credible and objective method of determining the best products and recognizes those products with our iParenting Media Award. It's the only consumer awards program that has achieved an ISO 9001:2000 certification.

Virtual Villagers: A New Home has won an iParenting Media Award