LeapFrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning Game

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Popular pups teach math along with community responsibility.

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age 2+
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Educational Value

Kids can learn about being good citizens in their own communities. They can start to think about things such as picking up trash, recycling, and helping each other out, as well as begin to understand some of the key members of the community and the roles they play (police, firefighter, mayor). They also will work on a range of math concepts such as number recognition and writing, counting, sorting, patterns, addition, and subtraction. They'll start at the age level in their LeapFrog profile and progress as they show mastery of the various skills. Leapfrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning manages to teach kids important skills, getting them to learn while playing with friendly characters.

Positive Messages

Focuses on working together as a community, recycling, helping each other out by doing tasks such as delivering items, picking up trash; community pride.

Positive Role Models & Representations

All characters are kind, helpful, supportive. They also show a strong sense of community pride as they clean up their town, plant flowers, ensure that everything is just so for their celebration.

Ease of Play

Simple controls. Difficulty ramps up slowly as kids show mastery of material. Young kids may need help "taking a picture" of Imagicards and occasionally may hit the wrong item while they swipe through choices.

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Consumerism

Based on a popular TV franchise for children.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that LeapFrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning Game is an educational adventure title. Kids take pictures of included real-world cards to bring characters and other items (numbers, shapes) into the game. The cards aren't required to play (kids can select cards from a virtual collection), so there's no need to worry about them getting lost. Much as in other LeapFrog games, kids start out at an age-appropriate learning level (based on their profile information), and the difficulty increases as they show mastery of the skills. This game is based on the popular TV show, so kids may be interested in checking out the show after playing.

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Adult Written byFay K. February 27, 2017

LeapFrog PAW Patrol Imagicard Learning Game

My son loves the show so we saw this and bought it our son was thrilled to have a mission from the paw patrol

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What's it about?

LEAPFROG PAW PATROL IMAGICARD LEARNING GAME invites youngsters into the popular world of Adventure Bay just before they celebrate Appreciation Week. There's a lot to do, and they need your help. The main story line has a series of tasks to complete around town. Kids may find themselves delivering packages, cleaning up trash, repairing a sidewalk, or replanting flowers. Many tasks require the help of a specific PAW Patrol pup. For every five tasks completed, kids earn a Good Citizen Badge. In addition to the main game, there's a Card Gallery where kids can see the Imagicards they've used, a photo activity, the Play Zone where kids can bring each of the Imagicards to life on-screen, and the PAW Patrol Challenge, which requires kids to answer questions about the PAW Patrol family as well as about numbers and shapes. The PAW Patrol Challenge can be played single-player or with a friend. Kids will practice a range of math skills as they progress in levels, from number identification and counting, to patterns and sorting, to addition and subtraction.

Is it any good?

The PAW Patrol pups are adorable, and the tasks are engaging while also being educational. The Imagicards are a bit of a novelty and they don't add much to the game, but kids like them a lot. It seems that the benefit of having tangible cards would be to use them for sorting and grouping in the real world, but they aren't used that way. Many kids will stop using them and just use the in-game card selector. Other than that, the activities make sense in their educational context (for example, fix the holes in the cement by choosing the correct shapes, or sort the recyclables into the correct bin), keeping the learning seamless and fun. Kids get to fly with Skye, spray water with Marshall, and drive an amphibious vehicle with Zuma, so PAW Patrol fans will be delighted. And the learning does grow with the child, so kids can stick with this game through the age range and possibly beyond.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the people who make up a community. Who are some of the people in your community? What do they do?

  • What are some patterns in your home or neighborhood? What other patterns can you make? Practice making patterns with candies, small toys, socks, or whatever you have on hand. Make patterns based on color, size, and shape.

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