Parents' Guide to

Peppy Pals Sammy Helps Out

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet friends teach acceptance and helping others.

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With helpful, embedded questions, this simple story teaches an important social-emotional lesson in a storybook format without lots of distractions. Unlike some interactive books that include lots of animations, Peppy Pals Sammy Helps Out feels more like a book than a game. Since too many distractions can dilute learning, kids will stay focused on the narrative. The content is well-thought-out and easy to navigate, including switching audio narration on and off and changing between English and Swedish. Beyond that, options are minimal. Pages much be manually advanced, one at a time. The unexpected twist at the end where a rabbit hops across a nearby bridge adds a fun element as well as a lesson in different perspectives and paths. The best feature is probably the embedded questions that parents can access within the story or at the end. Since social-emotional learning is usually hard to apply and measure, talking through the characters' feelings and applying the lessons to the real world serves as an important bridge for little kids.

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