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Review: My Virtual Tutor for the Nintendo DS

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This season, you can combat the seasonal blues with an interactive, “edutainment” game that has been recognized by some of the top toy awards. My Virtual Tutor: Reading for the Nintendo DS enhances kid’s reading and comprehension abilities on the number one portable video game system. My Virtual Tutor: Reading has been honored by the top toy awards in its category including Dr. Toy’s Best Picks, iParenting Media Award and the Tillywig Toy Awards; proving it to be a great choice for quality “edutainment.”

My Virtual Tutor has a series of educational tools that will engage children and help them maintain their attention. While the child holds their DS vertically like a book, the the virtual tutor will guide children through 8 interactive books and encourage the child to complete fun exercises and quizzes to improve reading skills. Through self-correcting practice, the different modes of interacting with the exercises and stories advance along with the player.

My Virtual Tutor: Reading is available in 3 versions for children in Pre-K through Second Grade. Each includes eight interactive books with 4 modes of play:

Read To Me – Virtual tutor reads the story with exciting animation
I Can Read – Beginning vocabulary word-based activities
Interactive – Clickable animations with interactive quizzes to test reading and vocabulary comprehension
Paint – Unleash creativity and illustrate scenes while listening to a story

I received the My Virtual Tutor: Reading 1st Grade to 2nd Grade. I’d have chosen the My Virtual Tutor: Reading Pre-K to Kindergarten if I knew this was available since my son is a toddler. However, the one that I received will still come in handy when my son starts the 1st Grade. I will be buying the My Virtual Tutor: Reading Pre-K to Kindergarten version since I don’t want to overwhelm him too much with something that is more advanced than his current reading level. 🙂

My Virtual Tutor: Reading was developed by 1st Playable Productions, LLC. My Virtual Tutor: Reading for the Nintendo DS is available at mass and specialty retailers throughout North America such as Toy R’ Us, GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon.com for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The Pre-K- K SKUs is rated EC (Early Childhood) and the K-1st Grade and 1st-2nd Grade SKUs are rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.

For More Information on My Virtual Tutor: Reading and to become a fan of My Virtual Tutor: Reading on Facebook or follow updates Twitter, please log onto http://www.myvirtualtutorgame.com.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

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