Parents' Guide to

The Backyardigans (Leapster)

By Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Good activities; too much watching vs. playing.

Game Leapster 2007
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

fine for 8

I was very unsure but it came out just right

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Expect kids to be watching as much as they play the game's activities. Video sequences introduce everything -- the adventure, each activity, transitions, and feedback. These movies can't be paused or skipped by clicking on buttons or tapping the screen.

The activities can be played on two levels of difficulty, which extends the game's replayability. But unfortunately, even the "easy" level of one of the math activities starts too hard for the youngest children, expecting them to recognize numbers up to 99. For that reason, this software is best for 5- and 6-year-olds. If your kindergartener is a fan of The Backyardigans TV show, this game may be worth exploring.

Game Details

  • Platform: Leapster
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: LeapFrog
  • Release date: February 1, 2007
  • Genre: Preschool
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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