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ZOOM Blue's Reading Time Activities
$19.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Retail) (BLUEREADDR)

Humongous Entertainment

Kids - Ages 3 - 6

Ratings:

A from Just Adventure

from Computing with Kids

It's Reading Time

Extra! Extra! Steve has a great idea - he wants to create The Big News Gazette with Blue and you!

But he needs your help. Purple Kangaroo, Mailbox, Baby Bear, Fan, and the new cat in town, Periwinkle, are all waiting for you at the library. There is so much to explore, create, and learn to do with Blue!

Blue and her friends help strengthen early reading skills, including:

  • Writing
  • Word and Letter Recognition
  • Comprehension and Precision
  • Listening Comprehension

Program Features and Activities:

Create The Big News Gazette in 5 learning activities.

Interview Blue's friends, like Green Kitten, and write their story.

Match up the pictures and the words in the Word Match Card game.

The distionary is out of order, use the word cards to label each item.

Blue's Clues gets preschoolers thinking farther, laughing harder, feeling smarter, and playing to learn.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM

Macintosh: Power PC, 133 MHz, System 7.5.3, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM


Reviews:

Just Adventure by Sean T. Davis

"...The good people at Humongous have created a game that reinforces all the hard work that a "good" teacher does by taking the fundamental reading skills and incorporating them into a game that not only tricks the child into reading, but also stars one of the most famous dogs of all time. How can you beat that?"

"The game begins with the famous Nick Jr. intro that the kids have come to love. I enjoyed the introduction because I did not spend a lot of time watching Steve talk, but a story line is quickly established. The basic concept of the game is Steve had bought the last newspaper from the newsstand, and it is up to Blue to get more newspapers. In order to get more papers, our roaming reporter Blue has to go out and find big stories for the Big News Gazette. Now our roaming reporter is not your average reporter. This reporter gets to do cool interactive activities to uncover the stories."

"The game strengthens writing, word and letter recognition, comprehension and prediction, and listening comprehension..."

Computing with Kids by Jinny Gudmundsen

"In this unique new title, children join Blue, the adorable canine star of the television show, 'Blue's Clues,' in helping to design a newspaper. To acquire news stories, children play a series of highly inventive games and activities with Blue's friends. While playing, children learn word recognition, increase their vocabularies, and practice beginning reading comprehension skills. This title is special because it teaches word awareness, not the alphabet or letter sounds."



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