Parents' Guide to

The Backyardigans

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fine but somewhat repetitive preschool TV show game.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 4+

Great game for pre-schoolers!!

My daugher really likes this game. I like that she is learning while she is having fun, she likes playing the mini games. She LOVES feeling like she is in the show, helping the charaters solve the problem!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

The Backyardigans is a fine, if unexceptional video game for preschoolers. The characters and stories are cute, and all the right early-learning concepts are called upon during play. But the adventures are over quickly and the same activities -- guiding a vehicle around obstacles, hitting numbers in order to create dance steps, shouting words into the microphone when cued -- are repeated from story to story. Too often, the game actions are unconnected to what's actually going on in the story, like matching shapes in order to hoist a sail. The addition of a freestyle music game helps add an extra fun element. In the end, though, this game is best for fans of the TV show who will enjoy the chance to interact with beloved characters.

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