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

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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

5.2 x 4.8 x 0.7

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
LeapFrog Learning Game: Barbie Malibu Mysteries (for LeapPad Tablets and LeapsterGS)
 
4.1

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (23)
  • Fun for kids (16)
  • Good for on-the-go play (15)
  • Fun (7)
  • Lots of fun (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (7)
  • Older children (6)
  • Entertainment (5)
  • Creative play (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (11), Education oriented (8), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (12), No (8)

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!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Kind of boring and repetative.

This game doesn't compare well to other leap pad games offered at the same price. There isn't a lot of variety during gameplay. Just the same handful of simple word games. It would...Read complete review

This game doesn't compare well to other leap pad games offered at the same price. There isn't a lot of variety during gameplay. Just the same handful of simple word games. It would have been nice for the gameplay to be more interactive for my daughter. Most Leap Frog games of this price value offer better gaming features on top of the educational features we've come to expect from Leap Frog games.

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5.0

5 year old likes it

By Ray927

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Fun for kids

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Daughter enjoys it and has been holding her attention fir 3 months now so

       
      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.

       
      4.0

      Game says you can add ...

      By Chris6

      from Bridgewater, ma

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

      Game says you can add spelling list to adjust gamee to your child's learning level but can not figure out how to use this feature. As far as I can tell you can not add spelling lists as the game describes.

       
      5.0

      Barbie Malibu Mysteries

      By kspairco

      from DC

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Fun for kids
      • Good for on-the-go play

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Great app my daughter enjoys playing it and sharing it with her friends.

           
          5.0

          Great for Kindergarten

          By Roo4

          from New Hampshire

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Fun for kids
          • Good for on-the-go play

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This game is great with helping my kindergartner learn to rhyme. She loves that she is working toward clues and learning at the same time.

               
              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
                       
                      4.0

                      My daughter's favourite

                      By Manroo

                      from South Africa, Pretoria

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Fun for kids
                      • Good for on-the-go play
                      • Grows with child

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          It's a good app indeed..my daughter loves it so much

                           
                          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

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