|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is collection of more than 100 puzzles that puts kids' thinkers to the test. It forces players to use logic, employ spatial reasoning skills, think hard about tricky word problems, and apply basic math skills. There's virtually no violence, and the game's generous, smart, and helpful heroes make for terrific role models, acting as proof that calm reasoning and kindness are our best tools when tackling tough mysteries. Parents need to remember that Nintendo is warning all parents not to allow kids age six and under to view the graphics in 3D because that viewing "may cause vision damage." The Nintendo 3DS offers parents the ability to lock out the use of 3D graphics in the system's Parental Controls.
Kids can learn about puzzle solving, practice reading comprehension, and think about math in this challenging and satisfying collection of conundrums. Some puzzles test kids' abilities to recognize patterns and sequences, while other tricky riddles force them to carefully analyze what they read to properly understand what's being asked of them. Most puzzles involve some degree of lateral thinking, forcing kids to examine problems in unusual ways. With more than 100 brainteasers and several mysteries, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask provides many ways for kids to practice logical thinking and to learn by experimenting.
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