Reads, Writes, & Spells
||(Win95/3.1/Mac) (Retail) (CURGEORWDR)
Ages: 6 to 8 / Grades: 1 to 2
4.5 from SuperKids
Educational Software Review
Young Reader's Series
Join Curious George as he embarks on a new adventure as a
cub reporter for the local town newspaper.
In one action-packed day, kids encounter a dozen unique
activities which they complete in order to help George fulfil his assignments.
Kids become part of the story while practicing their reading, writing, and
spelling skills. Twelve different episodes focus kids on specific skills.
Skills Children Will Build:
|Proofreading and Editing
||Spelling Pattern Recognition
Kids become part of an original Curious George
Offers reading and storytelling practice.
Helps develop solid spelling strategies.
Designed for the nation's leading spelling program.
Parental controls allows parents to adjust gameplay
Includes over 40 pages of printouts for practice.
Kids help write 2 news articles and 30 stories.
Windows: 486/66 MHz or higher, Windows 3.1 or higher
(including Windows 95), 12MB RAM, double speed CD-ROM drive, MPC2 compatible
sound card (22KHz, 16-bit), SVGA display (256 colors), mouse, 10MB available
hard disk space.
Macintosh: 68040 or higher (including PowerPC),
System 7.1 or higher, 12MB RAM, double speed CD-ROM drive, color display
capable of 256 colors, mouse, 10MB free hard disk space.
For more information about
Margret and H.A. Rey and Curious George see
SuperKids Educational Software Reviews
"Each chapter contains an educational drill, in one of
several familiar computer game styles -- Pac-man style mazes, Mario-style
obstacle avoidance -- as well as several more typical educational computing
drills -- fill in the blank from multiple choices, and rearrange the letters.
Surprisingly, the majority of these drills are focused on spelling, rather than
reading and writing."
"Curious George Reads, Writes, & Spells is best suited
for a child who has begun to sound-out words, and can easily identify letters.
Good fine-motor skills are helpful."
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