Playing CBeebies Webcam Games

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Playing CBeebies Webcam Games

Some of the games found on the CBeebies website make use of webcam technology. In these games, a webcam can be used to put an image of the player directly into the game. The Rastamouse Dance Game, for example, enables a child to dance on screen alongside Rastamouse and friends. In some of the Numtums games, children can use their hands to trace the shapes of numbers in the air and see them magically appear on screen.

What if I don’t have a webcam?

If you don’t have a webcam, don’t worry, there is always an option to play each of these games without one.

What are the benefits for my child?

Webcam games enhance the game play for children by getting them to wave their arms, dance and generally move about, making time spent online more active.

What is a webcam?

A webcam is a small camera which is either attached to or built into your computer. Often, the attached type of webcam has its own special software and you’ll have to run this to play webcam games. Built-in cameras usually don’t need any extra software. BBC Webwise has more information

Isn’t it risky to let children use webcams?

Grown-ups often use webcams for two-way video conversations. However, when playing CBeebies webcam games the video image appears only on your computer. No-one else, including the BBC, can view or record video from your webcam.

What CBeebies Webcam Games are there?

On the CBeebies website you’ll find these webcam games:

Tree Fu Tom

Numtums

Rastamouse Dance Party

Get Squiggling 'Squiggle-Cam' and Magic Paintbox

The Big Zing game in ZingZillas

In the Night Garden

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