Teletubbies 2: Favorite Games
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October 15, 1999
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Teletubbies 2: Favorite Games is a compilation of games, videos, and activities based on the 1997 BBC television series. Children ages one to four, with the assistance of an adult, interact with the Teletubbies and decide the order in which the activities are played.
Activities include Hide and Peep (pick the right screen behind which the Teletubby is hiding), Roly-Poly (direct each Teletubby as it rolls down a hill and plays with favorite items like trees and flowers) and gymnastics, featuring the Teletubbies in various aerobic exercises working out to several musical themes. Indoors, the Teletubbies make Tubby Custard, which can be a big mess for Noo-Noo to clean up.
As in the television program, videos on the Teletubbies' tummies show children involved in a wide variety of activities, ranging from craft projects to learning basic counting. The videos include How Fish Swim, Carnival, Washing the Car, Sophie's Art Circus, and Playing with Dough. Children can play along with the kids in the videos by creating fish tanks, making objects with the dough, and so forth.
Also included is a small printable coloring workbook that highlights characters from the game. Teletubbies 2: Favorite Games contains a small but thorough manual intended to make the game easier for both the child and adult to enjoy together.
Left Mouse Button = click to access menus, initiate action, select icons ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide
Anyone with a toddler or pre-school aged child has likely been both perplexed and thrilled by the amount of time a child can be amused by the BBC television series The Teletubbies. Created in 1997 by Anne Wood and Andy Davenport to fill a specific need in toddler programming, the creators tap into something that makes children sit up, take notice and pay attention for longer than a few seconds. In many ways, Teletubbies 2: Favorite Games follows along in this tradition. Each aspect of the television series is represented and allows children to interact with their favorite characters, which appear larger than life in the game.
A big difference between the series and the game is the ability to do activities in any order, a big bonus when dealing with short attention spans. Kids can skip directly to the videos that appear on the tummies of the characters or choose to play along with each Teletubby's favorite game, including hide and seek, playing with their favorite toys, gymnastics, roly-poly or making Tubby Custard.
The Teletubbies movements and colors, while not cutting edge, nicely imitate the television program and will be especially appealing to younger children in the targeted age group. Older children (3-4), may be bored with certain parts of the games but will most likely enjoy the videos featuring real children who do fun things like learn how fish swim and create a paper circus. The design feature that allows children to play along with the streaming videos onscreen is an intricate part of the enjoyment factor -- kids can create their own fish tank, play with dough or perform any number of other activities. For young children, the opportunities for creativity here are almost endless.
Designed to use only a mouse with no keyboard requirements, the games offer an excellent eye-hand coordination experience for older children. For the toddlers, the Teletubbies speak in baby talk used in the television series and the narrator explains clearly what each Teletubby says, giving the younger set a chance to learn sounds and early speech skills.
A disappointing element in the game is the lack of variety offered compared to the many games and activities available at the official BBC Teletubbies website at /www.bbc.co.uk/education/teletubbies/index.shtml. Personal experience indicates the site will easily keep a two-year old occupied for hours at a time. However, the game itself offers a couple of videos not available at the website and for those with slow Internet connections, the games are much easier to handle on a CD, not to mention the unique ability to play along with the videos.
Now seen in more than 20 countries, the Teletubbies are now a household name and the game shows why -- the creators tap into the creativity flourishing within most young children. Focusing on activities for toddlers as young as six months, the activities are stimulating and interest continues to build with the inclusion of a workbook filled with pictures for coloring and learning about shapes, colors and numbers with the assistance of an adult. ~ Angie Fogo, All Game Guide