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LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries
(for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS)

Sparkle, sleuth and help reading skills shine
Help Barbie catch the culprits responsible for missing shoes, shiny sparkly items and cupcakes in this reading-fueled, dazzling detective story. Designed for children ages 4 to 7, Barbie Malibu Mysteries inspires players to use reading, spelling and problem-solving skills to collect all the clues and solve three mysteries. Barbie Malibu Mysteries can be customized to offer practice with school spelling lists and works with all LeapPad tablets, as well as LeapsterGS Leapster Explorer* (systems sold separately).

Teaches:

  • Reading & Listening
  • Letter and Sight Word Identification
  • Spelling
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Word Sounds and Rhymes
Curriculum that goes beyond core skills
Learning is always in fashion with Barbie Malibu Mysteries—and essential to solving crimes! After helping Barbie find hidden letters and objects throughout Malibu, players are asked to sort letters and words into word families that share common spelling patterns. This helps children read and spell new words they encounter. (For example, if children can read or spell “wig,” they can use analogy to read or spell “big” and “fig.”) Players build phonological awareness by identifying items that share the same beginning, middle or ending sounds. They also use word recognition and listening skills to choose fabulous accessories for Barbie, and get practice with spelling as they silkscreen adorable t-shirts in the Pet Paws Boutique. To successfully find the culprits, children must assimilate all the clues they’ve discovered using free association.
Personalized for every child
In Barbie Malibu Mysteries, children can practice their own spelling lists for school while having fun with Barbie. Parents can choose from a list of thousands of words to create a unique list for their child to practice, and update the words as often as they like. If parents opt to let the game select the words, Barbie Malibu Mysteries will adjust the level automatically based the child’s age and performance, keeping kids challenged at just the right level. Players are asked to spell one word to fill the machine with ink, and then spell another word to fill it with glitter. The machine will screen more words onto pet t-shirts for players to spell, too, offering them practice with the words they need to learn. Barbie Malibu Mysteries is also packed with ways for children to express their personal style. Players get to dress Barbie in clothes, shoes and accessories they find, and they can decorate photos they take on their LeapPad or LeapsterGS systems with Barbie masks and stickers, then save and share them!*
Fun with their favorite characters
In Barbie Malibu Mysteries, building reading skills is part of the excitement as children help Barbie crack three cases and find missing shoes, shiny sparkly items and cupcakes. Players get to join Barbie and her friends in Malibu to silk-screen glitter-rific t-shirts for pets, decorate photos and search for fabulous accessories for Barbie—so she can sparkle, shine and sleuth.
Learning experts create or approve every experience
Barbie Malibu Mysteries is created by educational experts and designed using innovative gameplay to help children build foundational literacy skills linked to future reading success. In one game, players are asked to identify items that rhyme or share the same beginning, middle, or ending sounds. These key phonological awareness skills help children understand that words are made of sounds and boost their ability to predict how to read and spell new words they encounter. Players are also prompted to find hidden letters and objects, and then sort letters and words into word families based on shared word endings.
Learning meets fun
When children recognize how some words share common spelling patterns, they can use words with similar spellings to help them figure out new words they come across. The dress up game helps build listening and reading vocabulary and word recognition skills as players identify words to dress Barbie in a full range of mix-and-match outfits. In the Pet Paws Boutique, players get to silkscreen t-shirts as they practice spelling words from customized lists that can match the words they are learning in school. Alternatively, players can practice words with spelling patterns that get increasingly more sophisticated as they successfully move through the levels.
Key features
In Barbie Malibu Mysteries, children ages 4 to 7 can use their reading and problem-solving skills to help Barbie and friends solve three mysteries. Players search Malibu for the missing goods and other stylish accessories, collect clues and sort out the evidence to catch the culprits! Using the glitter-rific silk-screen machine, players can get practice spelling words from inside the game or from unique custom spelling lists their parents create. Learning fun and mystery abound! Barbie Malibu Mysteries Learning Game is compatible with all LeapPad Kids’ Learning Tablets and LeapsterGS.*In-game photo feature is not compatible with Leapster Explorer.
 

Product Description

Help Barbie™ catch a culprit who's responsible for missing shoes, shiny sparkly items and cupcakes in Barbie™ Malibu Mysteries. Join Barbie and friends in a reading-fueled, dazzling detective story. Use reading and problem-solving skills to collect all the clues and solve three mysteries!

Age
4-7 years

Features
Search Malibu for missing shoes, shiny sparkly items and cupcakes, and organize scattered objects and letters along the way. Find the hidden letters and objects around Malibu, and then sort words into the right word families. Use word recognition and listening skills to choose fabulous accessories for Barbie™ - so she can sparkle, shine and sleuth.

Use free association to help Barbie's friends remember potential clues to the mysteries. Choose words related to their thoughts and drag them to Barbie's journal. Then, put together puzzle pieces to show the crime scene and display the culprit! Puzzles are replayable and become more complex as players progress through the story.

At Nikki's boutique, create unique custom spelling lists just for your child to spell in the glitter-rific silk screen machine. Spell the first word to fill the machine with ink, and then spell the second word to fill it with glitter. Watch it screen more words onto pet t-shirts, and spell those words, too. Take original photos with LeapPad™ learning tablets and LeapsterGS™, decorate them with Barbie masks and stickers and then save and share them!*

Works with all LeapPad learning tablets, LeapsterGS & Leapster Explorer (sold separately). Internet connection may be required for cartridge.

*In-game photo feature is not compatible with Leapster Explorer.

Features

  • Use reading and problem-solving skills to help Barbie catch a culprit who's been stealing shoes, shiny sparkly items and cupcakes all over Malibu.
  • Create a custom spelling list - just for your child! Then spell words to power the glitter-rific silk screen machine.
  • Teaches spelling, listening and reading comprehension, phonics, word sounds and rhymes.
  • Ages 4-7 years.
  • Works with all LeapPad learning tablets, LeapsterGS & Leapster Explorer (sold separately). Internet connection may be required for cartridge.

Additional Info

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0.1 pounds

5.0 x 5.0 x 1.1

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS)
 
4.2

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (18)
  • Fun for kids (10)
  • Good for on-the-go play (10)
  • Lots of fun (8)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (8)
  • Entertainment (6)
  • Older children (6)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (12), Education oriented (8), Working parent (8), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12), No (9)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

My 5 year old daughter loves this game!

I purchased this for my 5 year old daughter for making Straight A's in school. She loves to learn and also she loves Barbie movies so I knew this would would be a hit...Read complete review

I purchased this for my 5 year old daughter for making Straight A's in school. She loves to learn and also she loves Barbie movies so I knew this would would be a hit with her and it was! She plays it everyday on the way to school and at home. It has lots of learning activities which I love and my reason for purchasing it!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

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This app is a fun game for my child to play with, but as a parent, I was disappointed that it didn't come with the "custom word list" option that is...Read complete review

This app is a fun game for my child to play with, but as a parent, I was disappointed that it didn't come with the "custom word list" option that is featured in the review video. I called LeapFrog about the problem and they promised me that the problem would be fixed by the end of February. I hope they live up to their word because I'm ready to use it on my daughter.

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5.0

Great!

By Ashley

from Hawaii

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

    My daughter loves it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    I would choose to buy a different game

    By Corr

    from Coon Rapids, MN

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

    I am giving this product two stars because it does not seem to hold my daughter's attention. It doesn't have enough action to keep her involved.

     
    5.0

    Would love to buy more games

    By roller girl

    from Long Beach

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

        Can't keep her off her game. LeapFrog games are the best keep your kid calm and busy games ever. Must buy more girly games.... Merry Christmas.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        We love this game!

        By Savvy

        from Portland Oregon

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Travel

          Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

          I just love the graphics and functionality of this game! My daughter enjoys it for hours and I love that she is learning and doesn't even know it

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Christmas Gift

          By Jen

          from Hartselle, AL

          About Me Working Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

            I have not opened the product yet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Fun and educational

            By Gi Mama

            from Alaska

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                Great educational game for my 4 year old.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Buy again

                By tony112

                from Bronx New York

                About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment

                  Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                  Child loves it

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  My granddaughter loved it.

                  By Gen

                  from Princeton wv

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                  Granddaughter loved it

                   
                  4.0

                  My daughter loves it!

                  By Kiki

                  from King of Prussia, pa

                  About Me Casual Driver

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Long Lasting Tread

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                      My daughters love playing with their leappad and the games make it so much more fun! She loves this game and constantly plays it.

                       
                      5.0

                      Daughter loves it

                      By Mz

                      from Bridgewater

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Engaging
                      • Interactive
                      • Lots of Fun

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Older Children

                        Comments about LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS):

                        Kids can't stop playing

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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