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Miss Spider's Scavenger Hunt

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Miss Spider hosts a delightful scavenger hunt.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The main characters go out of their way to help others.

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Based on the world of David Kirk's book and related television show.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a great software title for young children. Kids explore a magnified world from a bug's point of view, and while there, find excellent educational games to play. The bug characters are whimsical and engaging instead of scary. The software can be played at three levels of difficulty and the games can be played separately from the adventure.

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What's it about?

Appropriate for kids ages 4 through 7, MISS SPIDER'S SCAVENGER HUNT offers two modes of play: an immersive story mode with embedded games, and an activities mode where kids can just explore the games without playing through the story. In the story mode, kids join Miss Spider, who has created an individual scavenger hunt for each of her four children. Kids accompany each little bug on its hunt through the forest, looking between blades of grass and under mushrooms to find specific items including berries, flower petals, and seeds. But the hunt isn't just about finding items; it is also about meeting, interacting with, and helping other bug characters in nine interactive games.

Is it any good?

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With Miss Spider's Scavenger Hunt, kids jump inside an enchanting microscopic world, based on David Kirk's Miss Spider books (and TV show), to hunt for nature objects and play unique games with fanciful animated bugs. The games explore keyboarding, math, music, spelling, hand-eye coordination, and logic skills and themed to fit within the insect world. Both the activities and the story mode can be played on three levels of difficulty, so the game has plenty of replayability.

Scavenger Huntwas created by Kutoka, known for constructing breathtaking visuals. This software continues that tradition, with scenes full of sparkling water, lush vegetation, and bug characters that are whimsical instead of scary.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fascinating magnified perspective of this game. Is seeing the world from a bug's point of view surprising to you? Did you have any trouble figuring out what objects were? Which of the nine educational games did your child like best? Parents might want to create a scavenger hunt for their own child using nature items found in the yard. Or perhaps, have your children create a hunt for you instead.

Game details

Platforms:Windows, Mac
Price:$20
Available online?Not available online
Developer:The Game Factory
Release date:November 3, 2006
Genre:Edutainment
ESRB rating:E for Everyone

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 4 year old Written bymarial9090 December 21, 2009
was unable to find HELP function for controls-arrows did not work on the MAC 10,5 unable to find on line help or frequent Q&A or 800 number

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