Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Toys like this are insidious. How dare they come packaged as a game, with learning hidden deep in the pretend poop that the little doggie pops out...
Seriously though, this sort of game is really harmless. In fact, there is a lot of good learning to be had playing it, in a form that kids (especially boys) will engage with. Who wouldn't want to make the dog poop? They have to feed him (social studies, what do pets need to live), then they have to count the number on the dice (reading the numeral, and knowing how many it means), then use the pump (developing some fine motor skills right there!). They have a shovel, so they are learning to clean up after their dog, and heck, throw in some recycling too, because where does the poop go? Right back in the puppy!
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.