Congratulations for being a parent who considers their children's reading material.
This page is a longer version of the Parents page in the Frog's Princess website.
Who should play Frog's Princess?
- Boys and girls aged 9 - 12 years
- Boys and girls aged 5 - 8 years reading with a parent or carer
- Reluctant readers - Frog's Princess serves as a bridge between videos and reading
- People who are practising English
- Deaf readers
- Readers with impaired vision
- Readers taking strong medicine who would like to make bald heroes like them
- Fantasy: the setting is Medieval but some items are anachronistic, such as a telescope
- Magic: the villain is a shape-shifting witch and the hero has golden magic
- Kisses: there are 3 kisses but the mouths are not shown
- Violence: this story includes violent magical confrontations but no blood or gore
In Chapter 9 Scene 5 there are bright flashing lights from the witch attack which may also trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
Motion sickness warning
SOLUTION: keep hold of a page button and move it, rather than flicking it.
How do I help my children play?
When a speech balloon shows, it means there are 10 speeches to choose from. These are based on different personalities.
Encourage children to scroll through the different speeches available.
The choices show your child there are different valid responses in each situation.
Ask your children which character they like best - they tend to start with the fun characters and then tire of them.
HINT: dialogue between Emma and Francis makes better sense when they have the same character type as each other.
Press the Home button, then press Settings, to access the Volume controls.
Show children how to make a different sound mix.
This raises awareness of the difference between dialogue, sound effects and background music.
The Narrator is designed for people with vision impairment who like to hear descriptions of what is happening on the page.
The Tutorial gives hints about game play in the first scene of each book. Once players know how to play the game, it can be turned off.
The Buttons button turns off every button except the home page. This gives better screenshots. The game can still be played but Contents and the Mirror won't be available.
The Screen Reader reads out all the buttons in order. If you have experimented with it and you want to get out of it, you need to navigate back to that button and double tap it or press Enter. The How To Play page has detailed instructions about how to escape this accessibility feature.
Saving different versions
How can I share this with my child?
Talk about the story
- Ask your children what was the saddest thing that happened.
- Ask them what was the funniest thing.
- Ask if they would do things differently if they were Princess Emma or Prince Francis.
- Ask them which prince or princess personality (speech balloon choice) they are most like.
Think about family members
Ask relationship questions
Talk about gender issues, such as:
- Why does the first prince think girls should not use strong magic? Is he right?
- Why does the second prince think he needs to save a princess? Do you think Hilda would appreciate being saved?
- Does the King treat his daughters the same as he would if they were his sons? Should he?
Write a family version of the Frog Prince fairy tale on Frog's Princess journal pages.
US sized journal pages to print
Frog's Princess title page US letter size
Frog's Princess lined page US letter size
Frog's Princess blank page US letter size
Australian sized journal pages to print
Frog's Princess title page Aus A4 size
Frog's Princess lined page Aus A4 size
Frog's Princess blank page Aus A4 size
Make an origami frog for each family member and write their name on it.
See who can make their frog jump the furthest.
(The following links take you out of the Frog's Princess website).
Other games for children
Ask About Games is another website providing information about video games for children. https://www.askaboutgames.com/top-family-video-games-2020.