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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn the fundamentals of physics-based engineering. Three main games cover weight/balance, levers, and wheels/motion. Also, six videos discuss magnets, wheels, and ramps as well as observation, questioning, and investigation. Lastly, in-game activities involve magnets and simple machines and include the opportunity to collect parts for and build a Rube Goldberg-style device. Kids learn about science by playing games and watching videos.
Grover spends most of the game helping his friends, who are often also trying to help others.
Positive Role Models
The Sesame Street characters are helpful, polite, and kind.
Ease of Play
Kids will find most of the activities to be self-explanatory, and there are also plenty of instructions. On occasion, the controls aren't as responsive as they could be.
Products & Purchases
The game is based on a popular franchise for young children.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Sesame Street: Solve It with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0! gives preschoolers the chance to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in an age-appropriate environment with their favorite characters. You can track your child's progress with the online LeapFrog Learning Path.
Is It Any Good?
LeapFrog has brought important STEM concepts to a level appropriate for preschoolers in LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Sesame Street: Solve It with Elmo, Abby & Super Grover 2.0! The learning is integrated into the types of activities kids will already be used to seeing on the television show, and the characters display plenty of their brand of silly humor. The only thing lacking is variety and depth for kids who might want to delve a bit deeper. For example, many preschoolers will grasp the concept that a wheel should be round without having to play over and over. This title will hold a lot of appeal and fun for its target audience, but expect kids to age out as they head into kindergarten.
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