I spent most of my evenings and weekends in high school babysitting. I loved it. I always wanted to be around kids. Then I “grew up” and went to college- to study early childhood education, and continued to work with kids- although my babysitting times were limited to family and to families who used the child care center at Loon Mountain where I was working. Once I graduated, I started working in child care centers and preschools…became a live in nanny, and now here I am, mom of three. I guess you could say I kind of like kids?! Babysitting is fun for me- and I knew I’d want to check out Imagine Babyz. I figured it was a game made for folks like ME!
The babies in Imagine Babyz are 6-18 months old (which happens to be my favorite age range…) You can play with them, dress them, take them to the park, budget to buy them new things, travel with them, and more. They are cute, they are interactive and they are adorable.
So, I think this game is super cute. It took a while to “get” how to play, which may deter some folks. My daughter spent most of her time with the game changing her avatar around. The idea is cute, and it can be fun, but for both my daughter and I, it took too long to figure out what to do for us to really get excited about it. I totally assumed I’d love this game because it’s got babies and I love babies. I do like it, but it’s taken me a long time to get into it… so after a few weeks I’m still not loving it. I think we’re going to put it away for a few months until my daughter is a bit older and try again. It’s a game geared towards the 6-13 crowd but I think most girls at the younger end of that age range are going to be frustrated or lose interest like my daughter did. I think with an older child who has a little more patience this might be a better game for them.
I would have loved this game as a gift when I WAS a nanny– and I’m sure there are lots of au pairs and nannies who would say the same. How cool to have a video game of your work?
In Imagine Babyz, experience the life of a popular babysitter with incredibly lifelike 3D visual animation! Travel the world caring for babies and helping them grow, keeping both the babies and their parents happy in order to build your reputation as a babysitter and ultimately open your own dream day care business.
Imagine Babyz for 3DS is available online at ToysRUs and Amazon for about $29.99.