Fun Finds for May 2010
Love & Peace: Greatest Hits for Kids
Classic crowd-pleasers “Baby Beluga” and “This Land Is Your Land” sung by favorites Raffi, Willie Nelson, and others.
Music for Little People, $14. Ages 2 and up.
All Around Ralph’s World
Funny, danceable tunes from indie rocker Ralph Covert of The Bad Examples.
Bar None Records, $14. Ages 4 and up.
Why Does Gray Matter?
Get kids thinking with the fun wordplay in these lively tunes.
Roger Day Productions, $15. Ages 4 and up.
This documentary follows the nearly 60 species of monitor lizard, including the legendary Komodo, as they go on the hunt.
PBS, $25. Ages 8 and up.
The Best of Bob the Builder
Ten of the top episodes, featuring everybody’s favorite cheery construction worker and his can-do crew.
Lionsgate/HIT, $15. Ages 2 to 5.
Shaun the Sheep: A Woolly Good Time
Yet another zany adventure on the farm! We can’t get enough.
Lionsgate/HIT, $15. All ages.
Pony Friends 2
A cyber pony is the next best thing to the real deal. Users earn points with good care, love, and more. For Wii and DS.
Square Enix, $20–$30. Ages 6 and up.
Nancy Drew: The Model Mysteries
Assume Nancy’s identity in this game based on the “Model” book trilogy. Catch the villain by sifting through clues, interviewing suspects, and mastering mini-games. For Nintendo DS.
THQ, $20. Ages 10 and up.
Play along with characters from the popular Nick Jr. series in this innovative multisensory game for Nintendo DS. Use voices to make patterns, classify space garbage with the stylus, and participate in a pirate parade.
2K Play, $20. Ages 3 to 5.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Kids perform as The Chipmunks or The Chipettes as they go on tour around the world. Musical numbers start out easy and grow in complexity, culminating in a big concert finale. A multiplayer mode lets you compete with up to two other players, and a jukebox mode lets players enjoy their favorite unlocked songs while watching music videos. For DS, Wii. Majesco, $30-$40. Ages 5 and up.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
This latest Zelda adventure transforms your tween's DS or DSi into a fantasy theme park chock full of problem-solving challenges. There are enemies to defeat, puzzles to solve, and secrets to discover. A train routing game provides an excellent test of spatial reasoning.
Nintendo, $35. Ages 10 and up.
My Hero: Doctor
Want to play doctor in the ER? In this Nintendo DS title, players are confronted with fictional simulations of medical emergencies. Aspiring M.D.s can steer the ambulance, tap the screen to fill syringes, or move a scanner to find broken bones and experience some of what it might be like to perform medical procedures.
Majesco, $20. Ages 8 and up.