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Parents' Guide to

VSmile Art Studio

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

VSmile fans may be drawn to this art software.

Game VSmile 2006
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In addition to open-ended play, the software offers 11 interactive art lessons and activities. Kids practice fine-motor skills by tracing gray lines to create shapes, learn how to click and drag geometric shapes to create pictures, and play video games that require them to draw. Also good is a color-mixing activity that teaches kids how to make secondary colors by mixing the primary colors of red, blue, yellow, and white.

The stylus is sometimes unresponsive, requiring multiple attempts to make it react correctly, and testers were frustrated by the unit's inconsistent acceptance of their tracing. Because the stylus requires dexterity and patience, the VSmile Art Studio isn't a good fit for children younger than 5. If you don't already own the required system, this game doesn't make it worth investing in it. But if you do, this digital art desk will provide your kids with plenty of activities to explore.

Game Details

  • Platform: VSmile
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: VTech Electronics
  • Release date: May 4, 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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