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ZOOM 1st & 2nd Grade Excelerator
$9.95 (Win 95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Retail) (EXCEL1&2DR)

Publisher: Topics Entertainment

Ages 5-8. Grades 1-2

Ratings:

4.4 from Children's Software Revue

Four Award Winning Titles That Really Make the Grade

Teachers agree, learning is easy when you're having fun. This four disc set of premium software titles combines fun with proven educational principles to provide children the spark they need to access a world of knowledge. 1st and 2nd Grade Excelerator will teach your child the fundamentals expected of them when they enter grade school. Packed with more than 40 individuals lessons and over 200 activities, this educational suite delivers endless hours of exciting learning adventures. Each program is uniquely designed to help kids learn basic skill sets. Your children will grow with confidence as they master math, reading and creativity. Give them the advantage they deserve in today's competitive world.

1st and 2nd Grade Excelerator is the most complete collection of grade school software on the market today. It contains only those titles that have been highly rated by accredited reviewers and experts in the field. Compare 1st and 2nd Grade Excelerator to any other product in its category and we're sure you'll agree, this is simply the finest software available for teaching young kids on the computer.

Four Award Winning Titles

Mighty Math Zoo Zillions (Edmark)

Jump through the jungle and count with the critters. This zoo is filled with otters and armadillos that really know their math. Counting coins and dividing digits is as easy as a walk in the park. Eddy evaluates story problems and Annie assesses addition as children leap from one problem to the next. Learning is fun with these colorful creatures.

  • Otter Twins 3D Geometry
  • Gnu Ewe Boutique
  • Number Line Express
  • Jungle Trail
  • Fishy Story Problems

Spanish Vocabulary Builder (Eurotalk)

Join a cast of cartoon characters on a stage set for language learning. Click on pictures to hear words spoken in Spanish. Choose from an enormous library of verbs and nouns including, colors, places and professions. Nine different games will challenge your memory skills. Track your progress with the easy to use record keeper, just type in your name and go. If you need help, a friendly tiger is always available to assist you. Have fun while learning Spanish.

  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Find the Card
  • Recording Cinema
  • Match the Pairs

Curious George Paint and Print Studio (Simon & Schuster)

Kids color their world with the monkey that everyone loves. Draw pictures and design landscapes with George and his studio full of tricks. Thousands of stamps, colors and templates will inspire you child's creativity. Write a story or paint a picture. When they're finished, kids can save and print a masterpiece for family and friends.

Places to Paint 'n Play:

  • The Circus
  • The Zoo
  • The Farm
  • The Park
  • At Home
  • Downtown
  • Outer Space

Beginning Reading 1-2 (School Zone)

Children learn to read with stories that will warm their hearts. Two separate animated tales build reading basics. A Different Tune teaches that individual talents make us special. It's Magic features a clever rabbit with an idea that will steal the show. Rhyming and repeated words, audio guidance, and picture clues ensure reading success. As an added bonus, children will discover creative writing with pictures, art and words in Create a Story.

  • 2 Animated Stories: A Different Tune and It's Magic
  • Create-a-Story
  • Rhyming
  • Audio Guidance
  • Picture Clues


Requirements:

Windows 95/98/Me/XP: Pentium, 24 MB RAM, 70 MB hard drive space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 16 bit color (480x640 resolution), sound card, mouse and keyboard.

Power PC: System 7.6.1 or higher, Power PC 150 MHz or higher, iMac G3 or higher, 32 MB RAM, 70 MB hard drive space, 256 color monitor, 2x CD-ROM drive, mouse and keyboard.

Reviews:

Children's Software & New Media Revue, September/October 2001

"This multiple-CD set would make a nice addition to any home or school software library. Included are four previously released programs. Mighty Math Zoo Zillions by Edmark, is a wonderful math playground that offers opportunity for experimentation with numbers, addition and subtraction. Spanish Vocabulary Builder presents a straightforward set of activities that teach Spanish words. We especially liked how the program can be played in other languages besides English, including French, German and Italian. Curious George Paint & Print Studio lets children create scenes with stamps, paints and other art tools. Finally, School Zone's Beginning Reading offers two animated, read-along stories, plus a create-a-story activity. You're getting lots of bang for the buck."

 


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