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Wubbzy's Dance Party

Wubbzy's Dance Party

Fall 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 8 yrs.
Developer: Cupcake Digital
Download Price: $1.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

Wubbzy's Dance Party encourages children to get up and move around by dancing. Developer Cupcake Digital offers a story that can be accessed three ways. It can be read to the child, read with interactive animations on touch, or read as a standalone book without narration.

The narrative is about Wubbzy planning a dance party in which he will sing "Do the Wubbzy Wiggle." Daizy wants to help organize the party. Wubbzy's lemony-lemon juice puckered out his voice, and he can't sing at the party. Fortunately Daizy is a good singer, and she can take over for Wubbzy and save the day.

Parents and children will find a wide range of activities to explore outside of the story. The submenu reveals that there are also videos, games and a painting section. Video options include an animated Wubbzy Wiggle and Dance Dance Party. The games are Dress Up Game, Shape Balloon, Alpha-Bubble and Speedy Balloon Pop. These last three games develop skills in letter and shape recognition and hand-eye coordination. The painting page offers black and white line drawings of the characters from the story to be filled by touch with a variety of colors. Young Wubbzy fans will find lots to explore here.

Kristin Harris   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4kidz.com.

Look for this product at:
Cupcake Digital
http://www.CupcakeDigital.com
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