As you may remember, Master Frugal got a Nintendo DS for Christmas. He absolutely loves it and has hardly put it down since he unwrapped it. The fact that he is playing on his DS has also renewed Miss Frugal’s enthusiasm for hers and they have discovered that as they both have Mario Kart they can play against each other, even when they are in different rooms!
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh – I am hearing the tune from the game in my sleep. Literally. I got up for a wee in the night and I could have sworn that I could hear the tune, I even went into both of their bedrooms to check but they were both fast asleep looking like little angels.
Now this morning at 7 ‘o’clock, I really wasn’t imagining it so I decided enough was enough. I don’t want to be mean and stop them playing as I know the novelty will wear off in a day or so but it really was driving me mad. I have now got Master frugal playing with his Ben 10 toys and have just had a lovely hour with Miss Frugal playing her new Nintendo DS Flip book game. We got sent the game to review and I didn’t think I would have so much fun doing it.
The game is actually six of Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree books that you can read on the DS like a book. Along the way you can unlock activities and recipes to make and do. The stories have some lovely illustrations and are perfect for Miss Frugal’s age (7). I used to love Enid Blyton’s books and this is the perfect way to introduce them to her.
I always read with Miss Frugal three or four nights a week but in the last few weeks of school they have not been changing their reading books so we haven’t bothered too much (She has so many books of her own so we’ve just been lazy really). I am pleasantly surprised by the improvement in her reading and now that Christmas is over we will be getting back on track with our reading sessions. I think we will be continuing with this game though rather than her books as she seems to enjoy it more.
I have just had a quick look to see where you can buy these games and I have found them on Amazon for about £17.99. Might be worth encouraging the kids to spend any left over Christmas money on one. Educational and Fun…. My favourite combination (apart from wine and chocolate).