Kidsday: 'LittleBigPlanet' for PS Vita

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LittleBigPlanet (Sony) is a great new video game you play on the PS Vita. You get to create your own Sackboy, who looks like a character made out of sackcloth with a big zipper in the front.

All the people on Carnivalia are Sackpeople. The world of Carnivalia is a place ruled by the Puppeteer. He enslaved every Sackperson except for you. There are also henchmen and Colonel Flounder, your guide and trainer. The colonel helps you in your quest to defeat the Puppeteer.

LittleBigPlanet is a challenging game. It's not super-hard, but not super-easy. Using the touch screen, rear touch pad and button, you can do a bunch of cool combos. The PS Vita is totally different from the old PSP. The PSP has no touch screen or dual-analog sticks. This game is just not the same on the PS Vita -- in fact you will love it! LittleBigPlanet is a great game. You have to get the hang of it first. It makes you use the whole Vita, the touch screen, the rear touch pad and the button combos.

Fashion detectives

Are you into fashion? Looking for the latest trend or just want to express yourself in a new way? We've got a great idea for you. Try out the latest nail design tricks. Many people nowadays aren't just painting their nails one solid color. Instead, they try out many different methods for decorating their nails. You don't need a whole lot in order to be creative -- just a couple of different color polishes.

The first simple idea, which is great for beginners, is to alternate colors on your fingers. Black and white looks great, but you can choose any colors you like. If you'd like to try more complicated ideas, we have some great ideas for you. Start out by picking a base color. Make sure your nails are totally dry before you start the next step. Make stripes, polka dots or even animal print patterns. If you have a very steady hand, you can try making snowmen or snowflakes. You can even try painting half of your nail one color and the other half a different color. That is one of our favorite things to do. You paint your whole nail one color. When that's dry, you use a darker color and paint a half of your nail.

The best part about painting your nails fun, new patterns is that you can always take off the polish if you don't like it or make a mistake. If you are happy with the results, put a clear coat over the design so it stays on longer. It is even more fun when a group of your friends gets together and does it as a group or a nail polishing party.

--Kidsday Reporters Niamh Amitrano and Julianna Hrubes

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Jennifer Giordano's fourth-grade class, TIMBER POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, East Islip

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