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ZOOM Macmillan
Dictionary for Children
$7.95 (Win/Mac) (CD in sleeve) (DICT4CHDO)

Simon & Schuster / SelectSoft Publishing

Children

Based on the #1 Children's Dictionary

The best-selling children's dictionary is now an innovative multimedia CD-ROM. It's 12,000 word entries are enhanced with some 1,000 illustrations, word histories and language notes as well as pronunciations and sound effects. Kids can also play Spelling Bee, Hangman or Words Within Words, allowing them to quiz themselves on words at random or from homework assignments. It has an animated character named "Zak" who interacts with the user. "Zak" pops up when errors are made, and is a funny friend who appears unexpectedly to react to certain words. Kids can also create their own list of favorite words to play with.

Benefits:

  • improves spelling and vocabulary
  • teaches correct pronunciation and usage
  • fun for the whole family

Features:

  • use approximate spelling to look up words
  • definitions include sample sentences
  • audio pronunciations for each entry
  • includes origins of words
  • special sound effects enhance explanations
  • four color illustrations
  • fun games like Hangman and Words Within

Requirements:

Windows 95/98: 486133 MHz PC processor or faster, Windows 3.1 or Windows 95, 4MB of Ram or better, 256 Color VGA board or better, 100% compatible SoundBlaster 16 Sound card, 2X CD-ROM drive or faster.

Macintosh: Macintosh LC-11 or better, 5 MS of RAM or better, System 6.07 or better, 2X CD-ROM drive or faster.



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