What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that VTech InnoTab Software - Brave tells the same story as the movie, which does include some moments of peril and images of fighting and light swordplay. Kids will use a bow and arrows in target practice. The storyline contains a lot of witchcraft and magical elements, including a spell gone awry.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
- analyzing evidence
- making new creations
Responsibility & Ethics
- making wise decisions
- respect for others
- learning from consequences
Engagement, Approach, Support
Kids will enjoy the way all the activities complement each other around the theme of Brave. Being able to design their own archery fields adds to the replay value.
The math and logic puzzles pair well with the material being covered, and the creative aspects give kids a sense of ownership over the experience.
Help options are plentiful, but there is no way to track how kids are doing within the game.
What's it about?
VTECH INNOTAB SOFTWARE - BRAVE follows the story of Princess Merida as she struggles between her parents' expectations and her own dreams. When, in desperation, she seeks the help of a crafty witch, things start to go downhill. Merida must make things right, fend off danger, and keep it all secret from her father. The VTech InnoTab Software - Brave cartridge includes an eBook of the story, as well as 3 learning games, and two activities. Kids help Merida make some spells with the witch, navigate a horse through obstacles, and practice archery, and then guide Merida's brothers through the castle in search of a key. While doing all that, kids practice logic, problem solving, and math (fractions!). They earn gems to use in the activity area, which includes designing your own tapestry or archery course.
Is it any good?
VTECH INNOTAB SOFTWARE - BRAVE is a wonderful package. The games challenge kids to solve puzzles, explore, and engage in the story. The game provides many options for designing a tapestry and a clever reward system that encourages kids to return to the games to earn more gems. And for those who prefer some arcade-style gaming, the build-your-own archery course is sure to be a hit. The activities all seamlessly join together and none of them feel superfluous. It's also refreshing to have a "girl's game" focused on problem-solving and math. But have no fear, this title will appeal to boys as well once they see all of the activities. VTech InnoTab Software - Brave is an all-around quality title that kids can enjoy.
Families can talk about...
|Platforms:||InnoTab, InnoTab 2|
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Release date:||September 1, 2012|
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Princesses and fairies, Adventures, Brothers and sisters, Great girl role models, Horses and farm animals, Science and nature, Wild animals|