Tee and Mo: CBeebiesHoliday time does sometimes mean we reach for the screens to entertain the kids a wee bit more than we might do otherwise…so why not try and encourage some learning while you are at it?

With this in mind, we are reviewing the new CBeebies games Tee and Mo on their website for you today….

What is it?

These free games introduce two new monkeys, Tee and Mo; they are beautifully drawn and rather engaging for the little ones. Even down to the flower in Mo’s hair. Mo’s the mum, and Tee is the cheeky youngster *goes without saying*. The games on the site are designed to encourage team work, and are aimed at 2-4 year olds; with the aim that mums play with their kids, However, your children can also play all on their own.

The games are un-usual because Mum takes centre stage in both of them, helping out to co-operate with her child to enable them to reach their goal:

What did mummy think?

I suspect that the kids will be entertained with these, and the use of the mouse will help teach them a bit of co-ordination as a bonus.

The idea is a simple one, with Mum playing along with child to encourage the idea of working together, but its charmingly done. For example, Mum helps dig a hole, and toddler adds a seed (or vice versa); working together to see how much can be planted before the background musical box stops playing.

Generally, the games are intuitive. Though I did have a bit of a mummy moment, as it took me a bit to realise on Sandwich Stacker that you had to click on Tee and Mo to get things started…perhaps it was a bit late in the day for me ;-)

Overall8/10

These are free, so you can’t really go wrong – they are simple, but engaging for the smaller child, and I know my two would have loved them when they were little…its an 8/10 from me because the Sandwich Stacker wasn’t that intuitive for me.

So come on, give it a bash with the kids – you might even have fun – it’ll be nice to do one of the games with your child instead of leaving them to it, I am sure.

Tee and Mo: CBeebies

Have you played these? What did you think? I would love to know.

Helen

Helen is a mum to two, and social media consultant and website editor. Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts now works with big family brands to help them promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. Helen also helps other organisations with their social media and blogging strategies, including working part-time as a community manager with Truprint. She can often be found hanging about on social media, and trying to avoid stepping on the Lego her kids keep leaving lying around.