The LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game Disney Minnie's Bow-tique Super Surprise Party is a Minnie-themed game cartridge that is compatible with all LeapPad tablets and Leapster Explorer systems. There are four main games, all using kids' tap-and-drag skills. In one game, kids must match colors or put word sounds together to help Daisy pack up her flying butterfly bows. In another game, kids help Minnie round up bows by color. Kids can also play stylist to Daisy Duck and find a party outfit for her by matching coordinating colors for a bow, dress, and shoes, and then choosing an outfit for her themselves. Another game involves making and decorating bows for Minnie's friends using different gems. Five bows have to be made, though, and most kids would probably lose interest after the first two or three. The good news is that they can make two or three and then go play one of the other games and come back to finish the bows. Kids earn new bow colors and stickers as they play. The stickers can be used to decorate the party room along with clicking on all the different objects in the party room to switch up the decorations, furniture, and food options.
We like that some of the games foster creativity, but because the game is designed to teach word sounds, letter recognition, memory skills, colors, logic, and reasoning, we were expecting much more in terms of learning. That said, Minnie fans may still enjoy the narrative and being able to help their favorite characters.
Disney Minnie's Bow-tique Super Surprise Party Game is for ages 3-5. We think the game is better suited for kids on the younger end of that range.
This game cartridge is compatible with the LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad1, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS, and Leapster Explorer.
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