Little Bean is only just beginning to venture into the territory of ‘real’ Wii games and by that I mean, not dance games. She has now mastered the UDraw and is loving her Disney Princess Storybook so when we were offered the opportunity to review the Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure, it seemed like the obvious next step for her to try.
With My Fairytale Adventure your little princesses get to explore their imagination and customise their own Fairy Godmother Apprentice character (their character in the game) with outfits and accessories, right down to hair and eye colour as their adventure begins. Their fairytale journey is an exciting one with quests they must fulfil in order to break the spell that has been cast over the Disney Princess Kingdom. Horrid little imps are causing trouble wherever they go so it is down to your little princess as the Fairy Godmother Apprentice (FGA) to take on the challenges placed before them. They must dance, decorating and even experiment with their green fingers doing a spot of gardening.
Little Bean is still trying to get to grips with the Wii controller but she is getting there slowly so she has been asking Mummy for quite a bit of help but she is definitely enjoying the game as she asks to play it most evenings when we get home from school. What I love about games like this is that they break the little ones into gaming very carefully. It’s not all about guns and fighting, it’s still a good piece of girly fun with a few moral stories tucked away in the background to seep into their subconscious. Little Bean tells me that she is helping the Princesses and that it’s good to help others. I nearly fell off my chair when she came out with that one!
As you make your way through the different worlds of the Disney Princesses you will uncover hidden gems which can be collected and used to exchange for pretty new dresses or plants for your garden. I really like this part as it is a way of teaching about spending and saving in a way they understand, Little Bean is just beginning to understand numbers so she knows when she has enough gems collected to be able to buy the thing that she wants. Now I just need to transfer that learning into understanding REAL money!!
At the moment I am limiting Little Bean’s gaming time to 30-40 minutes per day but I’ve no doubt that as her skills (and powers of persuasion) increase, so too will her time spent on the game.
This is without doubt a perfect introduction to gaming for little girls and need I remind you that Christmas is just around the corner?!
DISCLAIMER: We were sent a copy of Wii Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure for the purpose of this review post. All words and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission.