Parents' Guide to


By Carolyn Koh, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mini-games simulate craft projects in collectible toy game.

Game Nintendo DS 2011
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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Good for Lalaloopsy fans.

My 4yo love the game. Is fairly easy play, she needed little help at first to find out what to do since she doesn't read yet, but is repetitive enough that she can figure out on her on as she advance playing it. Plenty of opportunities to talk about what is happening, like taking care of pets, helping friends, completing simple task, like finding stuff around or crafting gift, etc by dragging, tracing and rubbing the screen. She love talking about what she discover around. Remember is a game designed for little ones, is pretty simplistic in the interactions and complexity. Is free-play style, which mean you don't need to complete certain task to be able to keep going. It can get boring pretty soon for older kids. I consider it entertaining not educational. Complains i have about the game: the background music is louder than the voice that give you the instructions, making it hard to just listening instead of reading.

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Is It Any Good?

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The Lalaloopsy game is particularly well suited for young girls who love the pretty rag dolls upon which the game is based. The dolls have hand-made details like button eyes. Each doll is a character in the game and true to its personality, crafting skills, clothing, and pet. Kids walk across the cutesy fantasy world and find items for making crafts and unlock mini-games that simulate doing crafts such as painting, baking, and sewing. As kids play the games, they unlock new patterns to try in each craft.

The games allow young players to practice skills like color and pattern matching, as well as tracing. There is some creativity involved as well, as kids do not have to match the patterns perfectly but can design their own creations as they play the games over and over again.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: November 6, 2011
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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