CBeebies Switch Games

CBeebies Switch GamesThis is the third of our posts looking at the Top Ten Websites for Online Switch Activities. Please check out our previous post about the HelpKidzLearn range of switch games and apps.

This post is looking at the range of games available through the CBeebies website which have been designed for switch users as well as some other games which can be accessed via switches. Someone will be needed to setup the CBeebies game for access but once it’s been launched it can be played freely through switches.

Introduction to CBeebies Switch Games

CBeebies offers four distinct switch compatible games at present, the website allows these games to be located through a specific category search. There are other games which can be used by switch users but they need to be sought out as they don’t appear in the category.

CBeebies characters are bright, exciting and popular. Many of the games are educational as well as entertaining and many of the games are designed to be as simple as possible, to ensure no high level of mouse or keyboard skill is needed and a switch or a pair of switches can be used in isolation.

This video shows off some of the features of the games in the CBeebies range and how they can be accessed via switch:

Key Features

The four games currently listed under the CBeebies switch compatible system are:

Some of these games such as Something Special Out and About will also make use of a webcam or microphone for some games, allowing the user to use bodily movements rather than a switch for some games such as Pop the Bubbles. Tumble Faces within this game is also simple and fun as it uses a single click to make Mr Tumble pull a funny face.

Teletubbies Switch Games

Teletubbies Peek-a-Boo Switch Game

Peek-a-Boo is equally simple and uses single switch presses whilst Star-tastic Captain Jake requires a degree of scanning, but only through the use of a single switch. The rocket will move across the screen and the user needs to press their switch at the right moment.

Tiny Tumble Bubble Art is another game which uses the webcam. Users paint pictures with Tiny Tumble through popping bubbles through movements of any size. As the bubbles pop they spread paint across the screen.

Limitations

A number of games in the CBeebies range can be adapted for switch use but there isn’t any information to find them and they aren’t included in the category. As in the video above there are a wider choice of games than those made available through selected the right category.

Many of the games also rely upon webcam technology which is great as it is interactive and entertaining but doesn’t necessarily mean the game is switch accessible.

Conclusion

CBeebies has a wide range of recognisable characters which make their games popular. The fun interactive elements and the ability to play games and see your own face on the screen is a great addition which may appeal to a wide range of players.

Within some of the games available there are further choices and therefore the range is wider than it may initially seem.

 

Touch-Screen CBeebies Apps

There is also a growing-range of CBeebies apps available for both Apple and Android, and although many do not cater specifically for switch use, they are ideal for children who are comfortable using touch-screen devices such as tablets and iPhones. We’ve picked out a few below that will really appeal to children who love the various characters on the CBeebies channel:

Icon for In the Night Garden app shows all the characters on a green backroundIn the Night Garden

The wonderful, colourful world of the Night Garden is now available for your children to explore with this simple yet fun-filled app. In the Night Garden app has tons of interactive and familiar scenes that will provide hours of fun – each character has their own sub-game, and the app’s high-quality audio and HD graphics are visually stirring and immersive.

 

 

Icon for Waybuloo app, shows Waybuloo logo with Nok Tok and De Li on a sky blue backgroundWaybuloo

The official Waybuloo app really does have something for everyone – it includes a fun music scene where children can interactive with Yojojo to make him play instruments. There is also a gardening scene, where children can help De Li to plant flowers and fruit, to then water them and watch them grow! The app also includes a very simple art studio and the classic “Peeka” game.

 

 

Icon for Woolly and Tig app, shows Woolly the spider on a blue backgroundWoolly and Tig

There’s a real charm to the story of Woolly and Tig, and this app brings Woolly to life for children to play with. There are 10 motivating activities that children can take-part in, which include brushing Woolly’s teeth (great for kids who might struggle with routines such as this) and fun-filled activities such as Dress-up Woolly and Play in the Rain! Lovely, lush graphics, and a-must for any fans of the CBeebies series.

 

 

Icon for Dipdap app shows Dipdap stood on a curly line, on a yellow backgroundDipdap

The Dipdap app is a drawing game that promotes expression and creativity, without forcing children to be too structured with their creativity. Ideal for developing puzzle-solving and motor skills, Dipdap is full of imaginative interactive scenes that are high-contrast in colour by nature. Dipdap invites your child to draw in a familiar scene, which is then animated before their eyes and can be shared with friends and family.

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