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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Disney The Little Mermaid

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mermaid math is cute and fun but not magical.

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LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game - Disney The Little Mermaid is sure to delight fans as they swim as Ariel and dance with Prince Eric. Each mini-game features math concepts such as counting, addition, shapes, and comparisons and are varied enough to amuse fans of the movie. The visuals are cute and amusing with each mini-game, and kids should be drawn to the animations of Ariel and Eric. Kids also will enjoy collecting diamonds to unlock items for the dress-up activity; in fact, players will easily begin to fill their galleries with pictures of Ariel in a variety of outfits after a short amount of time.

Unfortunately, the game lacks a story line to help with engagement over time. The math isn't integrated as well as it could be either, which could make some segments feel like a tedious interruption rather than a fun chance for learning. Overall, it's one of those titles that has appeal and some great qualities but lacks a "wow" factor to make it really shine.

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