Fairytale Preschool HD

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Mini-game collection for very young that doesn't talk aloud.

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These preschool games are very simple but they do not provide vocal instructions for their audiance of non-readers. The text instructions must read aloud by a parent of caregiver. The puzzles offer only one level of difficulty.

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There a "More Games" link on the menu screen that goes to the publisher's iTunes page.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that, In spite of its name, Fairytale Preschool is actually a fairly generic collection of puzzles that barely reference fairytales. (Kids will complete the puzzles as Alice or Little Red Riding Hood). Unfortunately only one of the four mini-games speaks out loud to preschoolers which makes the presentation seem flat. The numbers game features a voice counting that kids can count along with. There is only one difficulty level, meaning once kids have mastered each game they will have experienced everything the app has to offer.

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FAIRYTALE PRESCHOOL is a collection of four mini-games aimed at the very young. Guided by Little Red Riding Hood or Alice, kids identify colors by tapping bottles, count cupcakes, play a memory match game, and name the first letter of various fruits. Gentle feedback is offered ("yipee!" for correct answers and "oops!" for incorrect ones) but the games never get any harder once the basic versions are mastered, and there's no way of tracking progress. These issues, along with some technical faults, make Fairytale Preschool unlikely to hold a child's attention over the long term.

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