Brighter Minds Media has now introduced Bob The Builder Can Do Zoo. It has already been awarded three awards — that's how good it is! I let my greatest kid tester in my house try it out — that would be Madison who is 4. Since we have gotten the game in the mail (thanks Family Review Network!), Madison goes around singing “Bob the Builder . . . We can do it . . . Bob the Builder . . . Yes we can”. That has been my house for a week now. However, I don't actually mind all the much, because we really like this game. As soon as I found out the Diner Dash (my favorite computer game ever) was behind this, I knew we had a winner.
Bob The Builder Can Do Zoo has 3 (aff) modes of play – Story, Free Play, and Sticker Book. There is also 6 animal habitats to build, 7 unique learning activities, and hundreds of stickers to collect for building achievements. There are three levels, so it is quite easy to pick the level that is best for your kids. You are able to play in both English and Spanish. There are also many skills taught through this game – problem solving, critical thinking, object classification, planning and time sequencing, pattern, size, and spatial recognition, and shape and color identification.
Why is this game a winner in my house? That is actually pretty easy. First, this game works on our desktop (aff) that is 8 years old. Most games won't work on there, and we actually consider that Madison's computer. When a game works on there, we all cheer for joy (aff). The second thing that I loved was that she was actually learning something while playing. There are a lot of games out there that are just mindless, and I would much rather have her playing games like this. Next, the price is right. It should retail around $19.95 which is very cheap and affordable for a computer game. Lastly, Madison can play this herself. I didn't have to help her at all. She is only four, but that say a lot about this game. It is truly simple and age appropriate. Nothing is more frustrating than to get a game for her, and I have to play it because it is too hard to do and/or navigate.
If you are looking for a great Christmas or birthday present, I highly recommend Bob The Builder Can Do Zoo. It was a big hit in my house and will be in yours too!