Parents' Guide to

Scribbles and Ink

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Interactive story site is off to a solid yet limited start.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

TERRIBLE GAME!!!! TOO BAD FOR YOUR CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TERRIBLE game! No references to 9/11 at all? Come on. I wish there was terrorists and violence in this game. So pathetic. Not even the talibans or isis involved. Do NOT get this game.
age 2+

Cool

My kids could love this

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Interjecting kids' drawings into animated features provides a unique viewing experience -- kids get to both watch a story unfold and also participate in it. In addition to engaging them, Scribbles and Ink's interactive elements gives kids a chance to be creative. The characters often supply an admirable amount of verbal support as kids draw, offering sentiments like "You have some great ideas!"

Kids access each story by clicking on an object in rooms they scroll through from the main screen -- a box, for example, leads them to story where they're asked to turn boxes into costumes by drawing on them. Clicking on an umbrella takes kids to an episode where they add rain so the characters can puddle jump. The functionality is easy to figure out -- drawing utensils zoom forward when selected, and kids just need to click on a green checkmark to indicate they're finished with a picture. They may not end up spending hours on the site -- each episode is fairly short, and currently, there are only a few. But PBS Kids just launched the site in mid-December 2019, so additional content will likely be added in the future.

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