Parents' Guide to

Stage Fright

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute monsters with gentle messages with two payments.

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The singing monsters are adorable and their messages are generally positive, but the lyrics may be hard for some kids to understand, and parents may not expect to pay twice. Stage Fright is like the musical version of an eBook: There's a basic level of interaction, but no overarching activity (i.e., you never get to crown a winner). As such, there's a lot of repetition. Still, there's plenty to amuse, discover, and entertain little ones, and the experience is feel-good, even when monsters get the red sign. If there's a big complaint, it's the approach of asking parents to pay for an app and then requiring an additional purchase to unlock the bulk of the content (7 out of 10 of the monsters). If you get past that, however, you'll no doubt end up with delighted giggles as one monster swallows a dump truck or another one comes out to toss Halloween candy toward a performer. Overall, Stage Fright is simply silly fun and kids will gobble it right up.

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