For a long time, Miss A has had a fascination with the computer. When she was a little baby and her Daddy was working on a video game/radio show, we used to sit and listen to his evening show and play along. She was less than 3 months old then, so she’s come a long way since sitting and punching random keys (or kicking them with her baby feet) and now actually understands how to interact with a computer!
I recently got the chance to review the Color it by Numbers Princess, Vehicles and Animals games. These games are very much like the Paint by Numbers books you might remember from your childhood. There are 9 colors, and each color is numbered to correspond with a spot on the picture. One quick click and the spot fills with that color! All your child needs to know how to do is read numbers and use a computer mouse. (Miss A doesn’t quite have the mouse skills yet, so we work on them together.) A friendly-sounding song plays in the background, and when your child finishes the picture, the picture sparkles and a chime plays!
- Three coloring modes
- Easy to change preset colors
- Cute and exciting images
- Beautiful effects
- Adapted for all screen resolutions
- The picture is automatically saved after exiting the program
- Music and sounds
As well as being in English, the program has been translated into German, Spanish, French and Russian. The game is available for PC, Mac and Linux. I use a MacBook Pro and it works like a charm!
Want to see how these games work? Check out the Video Tour!
Miss A quickly fell in love with this game — especially the Princesses! Here’s a video of us playing together.
Each game comes with 15 different coloring pages. Once it’s done, you can clear the painting and customize the colors as well, so you never have to do the same exact painting twice.
These games are intended for ages 4+ (but as you can see, Miss A still loves them at age 3) and can be purchased online at http://coloritbynumbers.com for $9.99 each (you save 10% if you buy two, and 15% if you buy three, so you can get all three for $25.47). The games have a 14 day satisfaction guarantee.
Do you think your child would love these games? You could win the entire set of three! Here’s how to enter.
Mandatory Entry (this must be done before any other entries will count): Which one of these games would the child you’d give this to like the best? (Princesses, Vehicles or Animals)
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Contest ends on JULY 22, 2011 AT 9 PM EST. Open to US Residents only and the prize cannot be mailed to a P.O. Box. Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours of the email being sent or another winner will be selected. (Please make sure you check your spam and junk folders frequently to make sure you don’t miss out!)
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this review in any way. Color It By Numbers provided me with a review package for the purposes of this review. All content in this article is my opinion and has not been influenced by the receipt of the product for purposes of review. Thanks to Color It By Numbers for providing the review package and giveaway prize!