A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Positive Role Models
This is a device. There are no role models.
Ease of Play
It's designed to be appropriate for 4 year olds to play on.
Products & Purchases
At the Fisher-Price games, some use Fisher-Price toys as the basis for the games.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this computer add-on creates a safe Internet experience for children ages 4 to 7 by locking them into pre-selected, age-appropriate sites and blocking them from files on your computer. Although kids younger than 4 can probably use these sites, we don't recommend allowing kids that young online; the software has parental controls that allow you to set time limits for online play. You can add more Internet destinations by purchasing add-on keys. The activities on the specially created Fisher-Price games and activities Web site sometimes promote toys by featuring them in online games.
Is It Any Good?
While the Fisher-Price activities are based on toy lines and sometimes promote the toys on which they are based, they do offer good opportunities for first-time computer activities. Kids may need help inserting the character keys. Additional smart keys are available in two-character packs for $6.99 -- Thomas the Tank Engine comes packaged with Bob the Builder, for example. The program comes with controls that allow parents to set a timer for how long kids can play, and determine whether printing is allowed.
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