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Great science/math Leapster game!
on July 31, 2012
Most of the Leapster games we have focus on reading and language skills, which is awesome, but this was a very welcome change. My son LOVES Phineas and Ferb, and I'm so glad Leap Frog made a science game involving their concepts. My son is five, and it really challenges him to think through addition, subtraction, shapes, material properties and even basic engineering.
There are several different games to play. In one, Phineas and Ferb drive around one of their creations while battling food-throwing robots that hurl meatballs and cheese sauce. To improve your craft, you do math problems. While my son has been reluctant and a bit grouchy about homework these days, he's all for figuring out addition, subtraction and multiplication if it means his robot car will have an inflatable bumper or a better water balloon launcher.
There is also a section on electricity - what conducts, what does not, what appliances around the house draw more power.
Our favorite section of the game is the machine builder. You are given different materials and an incomplete invention, and you have to create a path to roll a marble from the top into a can using different objects, like an incline plane, lever or pulley. It's just plain neat.
And of course, as Perry the Platypus, you can battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz in his inator!
I would highly recommend this game to sneak in development of math and science skills. My son absolutely loves it. At five years old, it provides him enough of a challenge while still being fun, and I can see him still finding fun in it in the years to come.