We’ve been submerged in super hero entertainment at my house. Animated series of Avengers and Green Lantern and Transformers rule the roost, and gone are the days of Fresh Beat Band, Phineas and Ferb, and Team Umizoomi.
Although these changes are bittersweet, I have to tell you, I’m not going to miss those Umizoomi kids. And I’m still not quite sure what they are. Are they small-statured aliens?
This is part of the process of growing and maturing. So I was rather surprised the other night when, asking for a new iPad game, Connor chose Where’s My Perry. It was fairly inexpensive, either .99 or $1.99, I can’t remember. I figured that at that price, it was worth a try.
And I have to say, I am shocked. He LOVES this game.
I love this game.
Agent P has to shoot down underground tunnels to get to headquarters, and there are blockages involving water, steam, ice and trolls that have to be navigated. The game involves thinking and planning ahead, and figuring out how to maneuver the water, turn it into steam, unfreeze ice, and get it into the drain pipe to release agent P. Planning and executing multiple steps to complete a task is excellent practice.
I don’t want to give a video game too much credit or power, but it’s really well done, and anything that gets Connor thinking and planning ahead is pretty damn awesome, since this is a skill that he struggles with daily.
Every night at bedtime he asks to play this game. So the deal is that he does his reading first, then he gets iPad time. Sweet! We have incentives for the incentives for the task.
Thought I’d pass on this info because I like to share when I find something that works. We spend enough time trying things that don’t work, right? So, check it out, friends. It’s well worth the spare change.