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Didi & Ditto Preschool: Mother Nature's Visit

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

A charming critter romp with 16 fun learning games.

Game Windows , Mac 2008
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Didi & Ditto Preschool has most of the key ingredients of great preschool software. Instructions are easy to learn and spoken aloud. The learning activities can be explored on three levels of difficulty and you can raise or lower the level at any time within the game. If you are confused about what to do, if you click on the beaver characters, they will offer suggestions. The characters you play with are charming, supportive, and even express ideas about how to help the environment and eat healthy foods. The graphics are some of the most beautiful found in children's software.

The 16 games are all age appropriate and not only teach early-learning concepts, but also give children who are new to the computer, plenty of opportunities to practice using the mouse. Preschoolers will learn to look at a picture of a musical instrument and then find the component parts, They will learn to identify alphabetical letters by fishing them out of a pond or learn to count by finding mushrooms in a cave. A minor complaint is that when a child has repeatedly selected the wrong answer, instead of eliminating that answer and highlighting the correct one, the game simply tells you to try again. Given this structure and that this is a game for young children, Didi & Ditto Preschool is best played by a child and parent together. Once your child has outgrown this one, there are two more games in the series featuring the same characters: Didi & Ditto Kindergarten and Didi & Ditto First Grade.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Kutoka
  • Release date: November 18, 2008
  • Genre: Edutainment
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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