Mia's Reading Adventure: The Bugaboo Bugs is the latest title of Mia's Big Adventure Collection software series created by Kutoka Interactive. Release in late 2007 in Canada and the United States, the game teaches reading to children between 5 and 9 years old[1].

Adventure Edit

The Bugaboos have landed in Mia's quiet and peaceful house. Their partying and careless behaviour threatens to attract the attention of the Big Feet (humans) who have the power to drive everyone away from their homes. The player helps Mia handle the Bugaboo case[1].

Activities Edit

The game's 12 educational activities teach associating images to words, adverbs, phonics, rhymes, spelling, sentence structure, vocabulary, reading comprehension, word recognition, etc.[1].

Critical reception Edit

The game received positive reviews from Macworld[2], Dr. Toy[3], The Opinionated Parent[4], Casual Gamer Chick[5], Geek Parenting[6], Props & Pans[7], Lille Punkin' Reviews[8] and others. Common Sense Media gave it five stars[9].

Awards Edit

The game received the Parents' Choice Gold Award for 2008 in the software category [10] and was part of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products for 2008[11].

Notes Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mia's Reading Adventure: The Bugaboo Bugs"., retrieved on 2009-07-07
  2. Peter Cohen. "New Mia edutainment game focuses on reading skills", Macworld, 2008-02, retrieved 2009-07-28
  3. "Dr. Toy's Best Products - 2007-2009 - Mia's Reading Adventure (The Bugaboo Bugs)", Dr. Toy, 2008, retrieved 2009-07-28
  4. "Mia Mouse Helps Kids Learn To Read ", The Opinionated Parent, 2008-03-14, retrieved 2009-07-28
  5. Jennifer Schommer. "Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs Review", Casual Gamer Chick, 2008-04-21, retrieved 2009-07-28
  6. "Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs!", Geek Parenting, 2008-04-24, retrieved 2009-07-28
  7. "Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs is fun software for kids to learn literacy skills", Props and Pans, 2008-06-17, retrieved 2009-07-28
  8. Linsey B. Knerl. "Review of Mia's Reading Adventure: The Bugaboo Bugs", Lille Punkin' Reviews, 2008-05-12, retrieved 2009-07-28
  9. Jinny Gudmundsen. "Mia Reading: The Bugaboo Bugs", Common Sense Media, 2007, retrieved 2009-07-28
  10. Ann Hillers. "Mia's Reading Adventure (The Bugaboo Bugs)", Parents's Choice, Spring 2008, retrieved 2009-07-28
  11. "Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products - 2008", Dr. Toy, retrieved 2009-07-28

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