Product Name: Zoo Tycoon
Submitted By: Sandra Winn; Pensacola, FL
Where to buy: amazon.com, walmart,target
Description: Series of games put out by MicroSoft ™. The child puts together zoos including the animals’ habitat and also has to be responsible for making sure that the animals needs and needs of guests are met.
Review: Our daughter is 8 years old and she has learned so much from this wonderful series of games put out by MicroSoft ™. The child puts together zoos including the animals’ habitat and also has to be responsible for making sure that the animals needs and needs of guests are met. Graphics are awesome especially in Zoo Tycoon 2 where you can get up close and personal.
Not only does the child care for the animals but has to train zoo keepers, hire maintenance workers, add decor, put up stands (and make sure they are a profit and not a loss).
Zoopedia gives an in-depth look at each animal as well as their classifications; genus, species, family, etc. She even takes the time to make sure that the zoo guests are satisfied and if not, she finds out what they want and gets it.
When we went to our local zoo our daughter was naming animals before we even got to the signs telling what they were and on top of that pointed out what was wrong or right with each habitat!
The Zoo Tycoon series is an awesome experience for any child but especially those who love animals. It also brought attention to endangered species, led to our daughter wanting individual books about endangered species, tigers, pandas and more. She has also donated to a couple of places in order to help animals.
Criticism: I have no criticism of these products. In my opinion this series of games is a very well rounded and educational product that not only allows a child to have fun but gives “true” learning. As a home schooling family, that is important.
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