What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dress Chica is a simple dress-up game that allows children to apply clothing and accessories to the popular chicken featured on PBS Kids Sprout's The Sunny Side Up Show. In this process, kids will maked decisions and learn about clothing and accessories.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- making new creations
- conveying messages effectively
- using and applying technology
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids will love the silly dress-up combinations especially if Chica and The Sunny Side Up Show are favorites.
The app lacks practical dressing concepts, and stock phrases give pre-literate kids the power to convey and be social with digital messages though it won't help them decode them.
Show host Kelly explains how to play with simple, upbeat directions and provides play prompts throughout.
What's it about?
Show host Kelly explains how to play and provides play prompts throughout. Kids select arrow buttons and drag and drop fashions and accessories on Chica. When kids finish a creation, Kelly encourages them to shake the device to find Chica's favorite face and, finally, to select a message to send with their postcard. Kids can skip the postcard and go back to playing just as easily. To send the postcard, you'll have to help your kid exit the program and go to your photo gallery.
Is it any good?
A free game based on the The Sunny Side Up Show on PBS Kids Spout, DRESS CHICA has preschoolers dressing the program's cute little chicken using a variety of outfits and accessories, including sailor tops and hats, masks of animal mouths, butterfly nets, and more. Kids can then shake the device to make Chica's expression change to their liking. Once finished, adults can help kids send the picture via email to a friend or family member, adding a short message such as "I made this for you!" prerecorded by the show's host, Kelly. It doesn't sound like a lot, but our preschool tester spent more than half an hour dressing Chica and laughing at the results. She definitely gives it both thumb-ups.
Families can talk about...
Help kids select a message for their Dress Chica postcard and send the creation to a family member.
Supply a dress-up box for your kids, and let the fun begin! You can start with your own closet, or check out thrift stores for some unique silly items. Make sure to include items your boy will like, too.