How fun is this?!?!? I'm telling you - MY 5 1/2 & 7 1/2 (soon to be 8) year old LOVE THIS GAME! It's always ItzaBitza and ItzaZoo time in my home!
Get creative with Sabi Games. This wonderful company sent me the activation code to the sequel to their exciting ItzaBitza game. What's so unique about this game is their use of Living Ink - Sabi’s unique drawing recognition system. Watch your child's drawings come to life right before your eyes!
This game is a great way to explore and develop good reading skills. Each sentence is guided by speech bubbles that hover over each animal. Just by mousing over the word, the player will be able to hear the word being read by a playful child's voice. Each time the player unlocks new playsets, the sentences will become more difficult and increase in complexity.
Five playsets provide homes for a lion, elephant, monkey, turtle and polar bear (the animals can be a boy or a girl depending on your child’s preference). The player provides certain objects for each animal that they create by drawing with their mouse on crinkled paper that spins into view. The unique Living-Ink technology recognizes the content of the drawing and brings it to life in a way that will thrill your child. Inside the turtle’s playset the player is asked to draw a greenhouse. Once it’s complete, your child will be amazed as the turtle wanders into their new home and offers a happy wave. The player can be as creative as they wish since the Living Ink technology adapts to their individual drawing style. Children will laugh as they watch the monkey slip on a peel that moments before was a banana that the player had drawn. Inside the elephant playset, the eager pachyderm balances on a ball drawn by the player. But what happens if they exchange the ball for a triangle, a square or even a star? Observing as the elephant attempts to maintain its balance provides an entertaining lesson on shapes and their interaction with the environment.
Earning Stars uses Creative Problem Solving Skills
Within each playset, the player encounters five Star Challenges. As the player completes the level’s challenges they unlock new playsets and further opportunities for fun and learning with the zoo’s animals. Earning stars requires thought and exploration. Each challenge offers the opportunity to use and enhance a player’s creative problem solving skills. The challenges vary within each level providing a wide array of fun and educational experiences. In the elephant’s playset a star can be earned by watering flowers, but there is work to do before the watering can be completed. The player must draw a rain cloud and fill their watering bucket by making the cloud rain. The player has to make sure they have enough water for all of the flowers. If the bucket is emptied before the task is complete, they must figure out that they need to make it rain again so that they can fill the bucket and complete the task.
Being an Art major and mother, I can truly appreciate what this company is doing for children. ItzaBitza and ItzaZoo combine creativity with education to form the perfect combination for endless fun and enjoyment. Believe me, your child will love it.
It's no wonder this game has won Creative Child's Game of the Year 2009. Business Week calls it "Best Tech for Kids" and USA Today gave it 5 stars among other well-deserved awards.
Now you have a chance to get your hands on this fantastic game! One lucky reader will win their very own ItzaZoo! The activation code will be emailed to the winner.
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**This giveaway ends on January 22nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on January 23rd.
Sabi Games sent me ItzaZoo to review and I provided my honest opinion.