What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Where's Waldo? HD - in Hollywood is a classic seek-and-find game that lets kids search for Waldo -- and various other people and objects -- inside 10 different Hollywood movie sets. There are a couple of epic battle scenes, but the violence is meant to be on-screen within the movie being acted by actors. This app features a two-player mode where both players search on the same screen to earn the most points.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- cultural understanding
Thinking & Reasoning
- part-whole relationships
Engagement, Approach, Support
Engaging design reels students in as they explore 10 classic movie sets during the seek-and-find games. Kids will have fun finding objects and characters, especially Waldo, a well-known character that many kids will know from his books.
The seek-and-find games are filled with tiny visuals that kids must scan to find particular objects or people. This requires kids to put forth effort and practice perseverance. Three modes adapt the game to kids' preferred play style.
Players can receive a limited number of hints. A two-player mode has both players search on the same screen to earn the most points. User profiles save individual scores.
What's it about?
First, parents can create a profile so their kid's individual scores can be saved among other players who use the app. Then choose "Story Mode," "vs Odlaw Mode," or "vs Player Mode." In Story Mode, kids play alone, seeking and finding objects, like in the Waldo books. In Odlaw Mode they race to search against a character, and in Player Mode they play against another real, in-person player. Then, it's as simple as choosing a scene to search, listening to or reading the directions, and looking!
Is it any good?
While Where's Waldo might not be the greatest fit on the tiny iPhone, the iPad suits this brand of chaotic seek-and-find fun beautifully. In WHERE'S WALDO? HD - IN HOLLYWOOD, kids explore 10 different classic movie sets while getting a Hollywood history lesson as some of Tinseltown's most famous genres are brought to life in the colorful, richly detailed style that the series is known for. Subtle animations, encouraging voice-overs, and unlockable mini-games round out the delightful package; and there's a multiplayer mode where two people compete to find the most items.
Families can talk about...
Encourage kids to persevere if they cannot find any of the objects or characters right away. This packed seek-and-find game takes patience and effort.
If you see an object or character that your kid needs to find, offer a hint as to where it's located.