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I Spy Junior Puppet Playhouse (Jewel Case)
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Product Description

Brain-building games just right for preschoolers!

Product Information

Original stories and I Spy picture riddles come to life withhandmade puppets, props, and sets. Filled with fun, age-appropriate activities!

Inside the Puppet Playhouse, you'll find charming puppets, fascinating games, and rhyming riddles to solve. Playing make-believe has never been so fun!

What is I Spy?? I Spy, created by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick, is an award-winning series of books, software, jigsaw puzzles, and games for children. I spy combines intriguing photographs of familiar objects with rich rhyming riddles to createbran-testing puzzles that kids can't resist. Each time kids play I Spy, they discover clever object associations, word play, and themes which help them build important learning skills including reading, problem solving, and creativity. Kids think whenthey play I spy!

The Little Lost Whale
A young whale has lost his mother! The story unfolds as you solve eight different riddles.

Prop Box
Put on your thinking cap!
Use your classifying skills to sort the props into the correct bins in this multi-leveled game.

The Princess and the Dragon
The princess has lost her crown! Help her get it back from the sneaky dragon by solving the riddles whilebuilding early reading skills.

And More!
Watch th
e seasons change with The Changing Tree, follow The Bouncing Ball, be a Puppet Maker, and Make Your Own I Spy with dozens of props and backgrounds

Product Features

  • Seven inviting play areas balance fun with learning.
  • Clever rhyming riddles introduce basic reading principles
  • Hundreds of object-and-word searches are

    Based on the I Spy book series by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick, I Spy Junior: Puppet Playhouse features puppets, games, and riddles to promote listening and problem-solving skills. An interactive story about a princess and a sneaky dragon strengthens rhyming and other word skills, a puppet-making workshop teaches kids to follow directions, and a magical animated tree helps promote early reading skills. Seven play areas in all offer a variety of fun learning activities.

Customer Reviews:

  • Does not run on Mac OS X
    I bought this for my son because my older son has the I Spy and loves it. The I Spy runs perfect on Mac OS X. So I called Scholastic and they verified that it wouldn't run on anything later than OS 9. The error I get is "You can't open the application I spy installer because the classic environment is no longer supported"

    So if you have a new Mac with leopard installed this won't work! ...more info
  • I agree - Not perfect but very good
    This is a fun computer game. My 3 year old enjoys it, but finds it pretty easy. There are times in her week when such a game fits that bill. I will be buying more copies for gifts. The graphics are a little disappointing....more info
  • A Decent Game for Kids Under 5
    This is a good choice for children under 5. I was impressed that the graphics and game play were appealing, and utilized the latest features from Macromedia.

    I get SO tired of childrens games that look and play as though they were made for a Windows 3x machine, circa 1994. This game will not disapoint....more info

  • Needs proper OS
    If you are putting on a Mac make sure you have Mac OS that runs in 'Classic Mode'. Most Intel Macs won't....more info
  • Independent game
    My youngest son is 3 and really enjoys computer games. I limit his time, especially since many that have entered our house don't seem to have many redeeming qualities or he can't do them himself. This is a game he can play by himself, which occaionally comes in handy, and I feel that it is not devoid of educational value. He also enjoys playing I Spy Treasure Hunt and Spooky Mansion with his 6 year old brother. ...more info
  • Not perfect, but very good
    My 2 1/2 year old son has really taken to this. It's a really great idea and it's well executed. You have four puppet shows and three games. The graphics are very well done and very realistic, with no cartoon-like figures. Everything is a scan of a real object. The games are building your own puppet, building your own still image from a puppet show, and sorting. Sorting really is what early math is all about. I'm glad they have it.

    The puppet shows are where you will spend most of your time. Each show is composed of four or five scenes which have a dozen or so clickable objects. A riddle appears at the bottom and you have to find the three or four objects that are in the riddle. When you click on a riddle object, it does something and advances the story. Each scene has two riddles and when you have gone through all the scenes, your done with that show. A kid might eventually learn the locations of all the objects in a particular show, but with four shows, it will take a while.

    There is only one real problem I have with it, based on several sessions of lap play with my son. Because there are about a dozen objects in each scene, but you only need 3 or 4 for the riddle, the rest of the objects don't do anything when you click on them. I think every object should do something (wiggle, glow or zoom, at the very least) when it gets clicked, not just the riddle objects. This has led to my sons newest vocabulary word: "doesntwork". If not this, then at least the riddle objects from the first of the pair of riddles for a particular scene should still be active for the second of the pair. So, when you click on a riddle object from the first riddle, it should still do something, if not it's original action, when you are finding the objects from the second riddle. As it is now, my son tries to click on the objects which were just active in the previous riddle, but they "doesntwork".

    But, overall, I'm pleased with it. There is no violent action and it is pretty exploratory and creative, as advertised....more info