What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that preschoolers explore six activities that teach early literacy and problem-solving with Blue when they join her for a special play date in Blue's Room, a colorful playroom with special areas that animate when clicked. 'Parents might want to show kids a dictionary and some of the objects defined within the software.
What's it about?
Unlike on the Nick Jr. show, where an animated Blue communicates with yelps, in BLUE'S ROOM: BLUE TALKS! she's a 3-D fuzzy puppet who can talk when she is in her special room. With Blue and her friends -- Dictionary, Polka Dots, Dress-Up Chest, Frederica, Doodle Board, Roar E. Saurus, Silly Seat and others -- preschoolers explore six activities that teach early literacy and problem-solving. They meet in Blue's Room, a colorful playroom with special areas that animate when clicked.
With Dress-Up Chest and Blue, kids help shape three stories by selecting items to add to the tales. In another activity, preschoolers learn new words with Frederica and Dictionary while holding a birthday party. Doodle Board offers a delightful mystery game in which players try to figure out what Doodle is drawing. Kids also play a music-listening game with Roar E. Saurus, and with Polka Dots they play \"I Spy\" and peek-a-boo games.
Is it any good?
All six activities are fun to play and offer age-appropriate learning skills for kids ages 3 to 5. They engage preschoolers in a manner that is refreshingly new. While the activities aren't available in different levels, they are random to keep kids' interest. The software also provides a special area where kids can print activities to play away from the computer.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about which activity they enjoyed the most, and why. Is it more fun playing a Blue video game or watching the TV show? Why?