Parents' Guide to

Bob the Builder: Bob's Busy Day

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun and educational for littlest gamers.

Game VSmile 2005
Bob the Builder: Bob's Busy Day Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


age 7+

Its not bad

It is very nice but im gonna stick with 7+ So i would think buying this for your kid nothing harmless only very expensive for a toy so it is for children.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Bob's Busy Day does a good job of introducing early learning concepts to young kids in a video gaming context that is easy for them to master. However, the four games in the Learning Adventure are very similar side-scrolling games in which Bob walks around to find or catch objects. And unfortunately, the picture blurs when Bob is moving, so kids need to stop periodically to make sure they can see an object they are trying to collect.

This is best for kids ages 4 to 6 -- not 3-year-olds, as recommended on the packaging -- who love Bob the Builder and are new to playing video games, and so won't be bothered by the sameness of the gameplay.

Game Details

  • Platform: VSmile
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: VTech Electronics
  • Release date: October 26, 2005
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate