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Mia: The Kidnap Caper

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Excellent game to teach French and Spanish.

Game Windows , Mac 2003
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If there were an Academy Award for children's software, Mia: The Kidnap Caper would win. The story is told with spectacular graphics, the likes of which are only found in full-length animated movies. This software has real depth, spanning two CD-ROMs. Kids feel like they are part of a beautiful, interactive movie that is humorous but exciting.

Offered on three levels of difficulty, the foreign language games are cleverly sequenced to immerse children in a foreign language without overwhelming them. By using both visual and verbal cues, kids can easily begin to learn a second language. Players will learn the alphabet and letter sounds in the second language as well as hundreds of vocabulary words. They will learn about adjectives and verbs, and create sentences.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Windows , Mac
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Kutoka
  • Release date: November 24, 2003
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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