There are usually two ways that an adult reviewer will approach a kids game. One is to scoff at the reduced gameplay and juvenile aesthetic, and make no effort to put it in the context of its intended audience. The other is to play it for ten minutes, lose interest and assume that it's probably pretty good if you like that sort of thing. Both result in a safe score of around 5/10 and the overused qualifier "but kids will probably like it".
It's only when you have a child of your own that you realise how useless such reviews are, because it's only then that you discover the truth. Far from being easily amused sponges, kids are some of the fussiest consumers around. While adults will often tolerate all manner of ropey gameplay mechanics, either through habit or masochism, if you fail to keep the average seven-year-old entertained, they'll simply wander off to do something less boring instead. Kids are more demanding than you think.
For cluck's sake