Monday, April 21, 2008

Mia and the Bugaboo Bugs

Young children are more computer literate compared to their parents' generation. In my children years, we only know about playing in the orchard or paddy field. We climbed trees and pluck fruits when we are hungry. We got dirty playing on the ground everyday. We got hurt and wounds but that are normal and our parents do not even raise an eyebrow about it. The wounds got healed and we are still fine.

But gone are those days. Even if I want to let my children to experience outdoor activities, I will make sure that they are being monitored by a trusted adults. The neighbourhood is just not safe nowadays. With the increase of children abduction being reported in the media, the fear has sipped in.

There is a limit as to what my children can do in the house. But the good thing is that with the computer, the children can play various games in the security of the home. No, I am not talking about online game like Warcraft or Cabal or Final Fantasy XI. These games are for adults although most children as young as 9 years old are already into these games. What I have in mind is interactive learning games like Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs.

This game is about Mia the mouse and her adventure in solving the problems at hand the Bugaboo Bugs. The Bugaboos has invaded Mia's charming Victorian house and made noisy and uncivilized activities. Should the humans take notice of them, the exterminators will be called and this will be dangerous because all the pests will be in trouble. The player are required to help Mia to get rid of the Bugaboos. With the game, the player will also learn to associate images to words, punctuation, phonics, rhymes, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, reading comprehension, word recognition, verb tense, adverbs, following instructions and much more. Yes, your children will be able to learn all these by playing and enjoying the game.

How can you get the educational game like Mia. Well, it is available on a hybrid DVD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh and is available at TOYS 'R US, The Apple Stores, and other fine toys and computer stores with a suggested retail price of $24.99 and is aimed at five to nine year olds.
There are many more games available from for you to choose from. So what are you waiting for? Get one for your children and enjoy the game TOGETHER with them.

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