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Kids - Ages 3-5


from Computing with Kids

Brain Building Games for Kids

Seven engaging play areas come to life using delightful puppets and props. Kids build early reading and thinking skills as they solve dozens of riddles in four story areas, put together charming puppets, arrange puppet props by shared characteristics, and create their own puppet sets. I Spy Junior: Puppet Playhouse inspires young minds to grow!

Kids think when they play I Spy!

With I Spy, Kids Develop these Important Learning Skills:

Early Reading:

  • Rhythm and Rhyming: What rhymes with seal? Fish, whale or eel? Children develop awareness of how words sound as they solve charming rhyming riddles.
  • Storytelling and Development: The princess has lost her crown, help her get it back from the sneaky dragon by solving the riddles. As you play, the rhythm and rhyming strengthen early reading skills.
  • Word-Object Association: Build important beginning reading skills by matching the words and pictures in the riddle with the objects in the scene. Each time you find an object, the word highlights in the riddle

Early Math:

  • Sorting and Classifying: Put on your thinking cap! Develop an important early math skill by sorting props into the correct cubbies in this multi-leveled game.
  • Counting
  • Number Recognition

Thinking Skills:

  • Visual Discrimination: By carefully observing the picture, you learn to identify and name specific objects.
  • Cause and Effect Relationships
  • Problem Solving


  • Creativity: Be creative! Kids choose from six different backgrounds, dozens of puppets, and hundreds of props to create their very own puppet show stage set.
  • Listening
  • Following Directions: Kids follow directions as they put together six puppet pals by placing the right pieces in the right spots. Each time kids play, the objects change.
The Little Lost Whale
A young whale has lost his mother! The story unfolds as you solve eight different riddles.
Prop Box
Put on your thinking cap! Use your classifying skills to sort the props into the correct bins in this multi-leveled game.
The Princess and the Dragon
The princess has lost her crown! Help her get it back from the sneaky dragon by solving the riddles while building early reading skills.

Special Features:

  • Seven inviting play areas balance fun with learning
  • Clever rhyming riddles introduce basic reading principles
  • Hundreds of object-and-word searches are hidden within the riddles, puzzles and games
  • Handmade puppets and scenery encourage creative play
  • Your child's name appears throughout the game
  • Animated instructions help young children independently


Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista: Pentium 166, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM

Macintosh: Power PC, 133 MHz, System 7.5.3-9.2, 32 MB RAM, 4x CD-ROM


Computing with Kids by Jinny Gudmundsen

"The strengths of this software are many. This is a great way to learn both vocabulary and early reading skills because the riddles highlight words, say them aloud, and show a picture of the hidden object. Hunting for hidden objects to solve a riddle requires children to use visual discrimination and memory. The sorting activity develops early math skills by teaching children to classify objects by attributes. When making puppets, children must learn to listen to directions."

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