Fisher Price: See 'n Say

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Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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Colorful adaptation of classic toy adds factual videos.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about different animals with Fisher Price: See 'n Say. They'll learn the names of the animals and the sounds they make. They'll see the animal in its habitat and learn what the babies are called, what the animals eat, and other interesting facts. Farm animals, such as cows, horses, pigs, goats, and sheep, are included, as are pets such as cats and dogs; wild animals such as eagles and frogs; and fowl such as chicken, turkeys, and ducks. Fisher Price: See 'n Say does a beautiful job of recreating a beloved children's toy and uses technology to improve on the classic by adding educational video clips.

Ease of Play

Kids tap to spin, and the app automatically returns to the spin screen after a short animal video plays. Kids can tap the arrow and shake the device to see more animal choices.

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The app is an adaptation of a toy kids may want. A link to more apps is hidden behind the parent-accessible section, protected with a passcode problem. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fisher Price: See 'n Say adapts the classic children's toy for a mobile device, adding videos of the animals in their habitats. It's simple enough that toddlers can explore on their own and not get stuck. In addition to hearing the sound the animal makes, kids also see a short video clip of the animal and hear facts about it.

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What's it about?

On a colorful screen that looks just like the See 'n Say toy, kids tap the spinner (or tap the animal they want the spinner to land on). They'll hear the sound the animal makes when they tap it and then see a short video clip (about five seconds long) of the animal in its habitat and hear some interesting facts. Each animal has four videos. Two groups of animals are included, and kids can tap the arrow or shake the device to get to the second set. They'll learn about ducks, pigs, chickens, sheep, cows, horses, frogs, eagles, cats, goats, turkeys, and dogs.

Is it any good?

FISHER PRICE: SEE 'N SAY is totally toddler-friendly. The controls are easy for them to maneuver -- they can randomly tap, and the spinner will spin and choose an animal, and the video clip will automatically play. Little ones will love seeing and hearing the animals, and older preschoolers will appreciate the tidbits they learn about each animal. The videos are a bit grainy, but each lasts only a few seconds, just right for a toddler's attention span. It's a good choice for toddlers to explore on their own or together with a sibling or parent.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Play "What does the ____" say with your toddler. It's a classic that never gets old!

  • If possible, visit a farm or petting zoo so your toddler can see some of the animals featured in the game -- and maybe even touch them.

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