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Released: 2001-10-19

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Tweenies Play to the Music with Dance Mat & Microphone by BBC Multimedia

Software Details

Brand: BBC MultimediaHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows 98
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Description

Hey, Hey, are you ready to Play to the Music with the Tweenies? An amazing 50 per cent of pre-school children in the UK watch the loveable characters on TV, and this new package picks out the element they love the best: singing action songs. When the Tweenie clock stops on "Dance Time", Bella (as usual!) takes the lead, and youngsters can either help Fizz copy Bella's moves, or they can boogie along, copying the steps on the dance mat (included, with a microphone). In the "Music Garden", you must help Judy and Jake grow a song bush, whereas in the "Tunearoonie Maze" your task is to guide the Tweenies around a maze and collect musical notes. But beware of the dinosaurs, or you could be singing the blues sooner than you think. Meet the "Tweenie Band", find out what instruments they like by trial and error and then sing along with the tunes they play. These somewhat prescriptive activities are fantastic for the target age group: they improve colour recognition, musical awareness and singing ability, basic mouse and PC skills, as well as artistic awareness, concentration, hand-to-eye coordination and finer motor skills. But the real fun comes in the more open activities, where children can plug in the microphone and sing along with the Tweenies. The special video clips included are taken from the live, sell-out shows of early 2001, TV programmes and the Tweenies' unforgettable appearance on Top of the Pops. Karaoke wannabes can even record their voice and become a real Tweenie pop star themselves. If this all sounds a bit raucous, concentrate on the educational value: BBC production values mean this is fun, entertaining and wonderfully designed, but it also stays true to the underlying developmental slant of the TV show. Following the success of the Tweenies: Ready to Play (which sold around 330,000 copies and topped the UK software retail charts for 35 out of 54 weeks after launch) this package is simply fantastic, but if you still need convincing, just remember: millions of three-year-olds can't be wrong! --Lucie Naylor

Platforms

Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me

More Details

Publisher: BBC MultimediaCategory: Children's SoftwareBinding: CD-ROM


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