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Adventure Sketchers Draw Play Create

Adventure Sketchers Draw Play Create

Spring 2014 Software
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Price: $24.99
Platform: LeapPad

Adventure Sketchers Draw, Play, Create, which is compatible with LeapPad tablets and Leapster GS, is an interactive story and drawing game for children aged five through eight years (kindergarten through second grade). The evil wizard, Grumpus, has imprisoned the kind-hearted Nublins and scattered the magical pages of the "Book of Wonder" all over the kingdom! The only page remaining is one which pictures the outline of a hero; players create their own hero by drawing, tracing, and coloring within this outline. They then play as this hero to save the kingdom by fighting and defeating the evil wizard Grumpus. Players draw elements of the story such as animals, vehicles, and settings—continuously customizing their adventure. They can even record their own sound effects for the stories. The game encourages imagination and creativity while teaching artistic use of technology, art, drawing, storytelling, story elements, and story sequence. It also helps children learn story structure and narrative components. As players progress through the game and complete various activities, they earn badges which can be used to exchanged for micromods (extra features available over an internet connection). Helpful tutorials and the "Hint" button help guide players through the story/game. Adventure Sketchers Draw, Play, Create is a way to get children interested in art and story creation.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc

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