VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty

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Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Sweet party with famous kitty brings learning and fun.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about counting and addition, colors, and vocabulary. They can also learn about rhythm, musical instruments, and how to match like items. While the instructions can get a little tedious, VTech InnoTab Software - Hello Kitty integrates preschool learning into its birthday party theme. 

Positive Messages

Hello Kitty and her friends work together to create a special birthday for Hello Kitty's sister.

Positive Role Models & Representations

All of the characters are kind and thoughtful as they work together. Kids will relate to the friendships and fun.

Ease of Play

Kids will navigate most of these activities with ease. There are a few odd moments. In particular, the game asks kids if they'd like to "try something more challenging," which may confuse younger kids.

Violence & Scariness

The game is based on the very popular Hello Kitty franchise, which has spawned a wide variety of products.

What 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. Editor's Note: This game's publisher, VTech, experienced a breach of parent and student data on November 14, 2015. Click here for more information.

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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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about birthdays. What would you want at a surprise birthday party in your honor?

  • Families can also discuss the importance of building friendships.

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