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Good introduction to ds for preschoolers
on 6 January 2012
My daughter (almost 4) got a ds for her Christmas, after playing the wii. She was also given the Peppa Pig Theme Park game and the Cars 2 game (she is cars daft). At first she didn't seem too taken with the ds as she found the game pad required on the cars game too difficult and kept trying to tilt the ds as she would with the wii. The Peppa game on the other hand is a brilliant introduction for young users of the ds as it is totally controlled by the stylus and requires no reading ability.
The game starts with getting Peppa and George ready for a trip to the theme park, where they do some very basic stylus movements to wake them up, prepare a picnic etc. They then move on to some games where they are asked to find a tool to fix the car, play I spy (either by colour or letter) and fix the map - jigsaw of 4, 6 or 9 pieces. When they arrive at the theme park they must drive the train, after all these activities have been completed the theme park games are gradually unlocked by playing. The games are trampolining, balancing the seesaw, musical fountains, water cannon, making candyfloss and ice cream, hot air ballon, bumper cars, spining teacups, picnic and a final game of remote controlled cars, that is unlocked by purchasing the remote control in the shop. They vary in difficulty and they can chose to race against the clock in some games. After each game tokens are given which can be spent in the shop.
It doesn't take long for the whole game to be unlocked, which is good for little kids with little patience. I thought it would be a little repetitive, but my daughter loves getting tokens to go to the shop, but as she has nearly bought everything we may need to reset the game or set up a new profile so she can start again. We have now ordered her the previous Peppa game and the Thomas the Tank engine game and hope she will enjoy these as much. If you are looking for an easy starter game for young children then I would recommend this, but I wouldn't expect them to by playing if month after month.