What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty is a collection of games and activities loosely based on the birthday celebration for Hello Kitty's twin sister, Mimmy. There are a variety of different activities, and kids will enjoy exploring them all, although they feel disjointed in one game cartridge. The cartridge is full of positive messages and there is little to no objectionable content.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- reading comprehension
Thinking & Reasoning
- making new creations
Engagement, Approach, Support
With a nice range of activities, kids will enjoy exploring and will likely find a few things to play over and over.
All of the level selections are made by the user and aren't saved between sessions. No automatic adjustments are made for difficulty if kids struggle with or easily complete a level.
Lack of data in the game sessions means kids have to choose their level each time they play. There are no additional resources or tools for parents or teachers.
What's it about?
VTECH INNOTAB SOFTWARE - HELLO KITTY starts with an eBook about Hello Kitty as she plans a surprise birthday party for her twin sister, Mimmy. Kids can have the story read with highlighted words or without. The pages are highly interactive and kids can even click on some of the words for definitions. There are three games involving music/rhythm, counting/addition, and matching/colors/memory. The creative areas allow kids to make Hello Kitty greeting cards, picture frames, and actual pictures.
Is it any good?
VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty captures the charm and personality of the character. The eBook isn't all that heavy in content, but it's nice to have so many interactive elements and the chance to have words defined. The games are cute and educational, although the repetition of the instruction videos is a bit tedious. VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty offers an area for creation. Kids can decorate a card, but they can only include a few canned messages on them (why include Christmas decor with no "Merry Christmas" message?). There are enough activities in the cartridge to make it feel worthwhile, but not enough depth for a full "wow" reaction.