Strawberry Shortcake Summer Fun
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Strawberry Shortcake Summer Fun features an interactive storybook based on the movie Strawberry Shortcake: Fun in the Sun. The sweet story about not letting a little disappointment ruin the fun is read aloud, and several pages include a few interactive features. Kids also can play a surfing game and a kid-friendly matching game similar to Candy Crush Saga as well as color pages in the digital coloring book.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- moving beyond obstacles
Engagement, Approach, Support
Both the story and the games are high-interest for kids. Strawberry Shortcake fans will absolutely love the interactive story, but even kids who don't care for the characters can enjoy the games.
With the sweet story and fun games, kids will be focused on having fun, but they'll also improve reading skills and learn social skills. Kids also can tap words to hear them repeated to help with vocabulary and spelling.
Kids can unlock hair accessories and surfboards with points they earn in the games. Parents can access more learning-related materials, such as character-based worksheets, through the parent link.
What's it about?
In STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE SUMMER FUN, Strawberry Shortcake and her friends are looking forward to their trip to Berry Breezy Resort when they find out the resort is closing for the day. Rather than letting that stop their fun, the friends decide to recreate the resort on the lake instead, each doing what she was most looking forward to enjoying: surfing, building sand castles, dancing, and snorkeling. Kids can read along with the story, play two games -- Berry Blast and Berry Bitty Surfing -- or color the coloring pages.
Is it any good?
Positive messages abound in this story, which manages to be sweet without going over the top with saccharine. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends make the best of their situation, and each friend does what she wants to do with her day rather than giving up her ideas and dreams to go along with the crowd. Though the story doesn't show the work they do, it does mention that the girls worked hard to make their lake into the resort they wanted. The interactive features are delightful. Kids will get a kick out of scrolling through the girls' last vacation photos or changing the designs on the surfboards. The games, which are good enough to stand on their own in an app, are impressively addictive and will appeal to a broader range than only fans of the characters.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how the girls didn't let a problem with their plans ruin their fun but used their imaginations and some effort to still have fun.
Families also can talk about how each girl had a different idea about how she wanted to spend her day and enjoyed her own activities rather than simply doing what her friends were doing.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD|
|Release date:||May 29, 2014|
|Topics:||Book characters, Friendship, Great girl role models|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up|