Busytown Mysteries

November 17, 2009 by  
Filed under educational, kids, product reviews

I’m not familiar with Richard Scarry’s Busytowm Mysteries but apparently it’s all the rage with the preschool kids. When I put our review DVD on, Kiana immediately recognized the characters and even sang the “Who? What? Where? When? Why?” song.  She said her teacher reads the Richard Scarry books to the class all the time.

In Busytown Mysteries, you’ll find characters searching the town for clues that will help them solve a particular mystery. Along the way, they’ll also learn valuable everyday lessons that help to make them become better animals.

What our family really liked about Busytown Mysteries are the characters. I’ve always felt that the characters can make or break a show because if you don’t feel a connection to them, you won’t be interested in watching. These animals are caring, funny, and smart. They interact well with each other and teach my girls valuable lessons without it sounding like a lecture.

What I like best is the animation. It’s not 3D or computer generated. It’s just simple and entertaining. I’m not sure how to explain it but it looks like the page of the book just came alive in all it’s color.

In addition, Busytown Mysteries also has their very own website where kids can explore different neighborhoods in Busytown, interact with the Busytown characters and play 14 games and activities designed for preschoolers, including interactive games, a Fan Club and “My First Email,” which lets little ones email their progress to pre-approved friends and family addresses. Kiana loves the email feature because it makes her feel so grown up and Grandma really got a kick out of receiving email from her.

Our favorite activity was decorating “My House”. All you do is select items from the moving van and then drag them to anywhere in the house. Even I had a lot of fun with this one!

Catch the next episode of Busytown Mysteries weekday mornings on CBS.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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3 Responses to “Busytown Mysteries”
  1. 1

    I like the idea and it makes a refreshing change from being too cleverly animated.
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  2. 2

    The website it very good too and gives you an idea of what it’s all about.
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  3. 3

    Good learning tool and the characters are all very sweet.
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