Start to Read:
A Different Tune +
95/98/Mac) (CD plus Book) (TUNEREADDR)
Publisher: School Zone Interactive
Two Great Ways to Learn
Double the fun and the learning using the latest interactive technology and
a traditional storybook. The CD and the book contain the same two entertaining
stories. Both stories include repeated and rhyming words plus illustrations
with lots of picture clues to ensure reading success for beginners.
Dictionary: Users view colorful pictures and listen to definitions to build
a reading vocabulary of exciting new words.
a Story: An array of choices help students create their own stories.
Includes: 181 picture stamps, 120 word stamps, 26 colorful background scenes,
27 colors and 6 drawing tools.
A Different Tune:
This story tells what happens to Bill, who is different from the rest.
Magic: Readers meet a rabbit that gets tired of the role he plays in a
School Zone introduces two delightful stories to your child on CD-ROM and in
a storybook. A Different Tune and It's Magic have what the very youngest
readers need - engaging, predictable stories, lots of picture clues, and simple
vocabularies that include many repeated and rhyming words.
- Your child can choose two ways to enjoy the stories! Children can listen to
the stories read aloud or read them independently.
- Your child can look, click, and laugh! Children love to search the
illustrations for clickable animations.
- Your child can learn new words! The Dictionary defines most of the words in
the stories in language young children understand. Children can listen to the
definitions or read them.
- Your child can produce stories! Create a Story lets youngsters assemble
their own stories with text and illustrations; dozens of stamps, backgrounds
and colors provide abundant choices.
Windows 3.1/95/98/NT: 486DX-66 MHz or higher, 16 MB RAM, 640x480x256
color video, 8 bit sound card, 40 MB free hard drive space, 2x CD-ROM
Macintosh: Mac OS 7.1 or higher, 16 MB RAM, 640x480x256 color video,
8 bit sound card, 68040 or faster processor, 20 MB free hard disk space, 2x
The Kid's Domain by Joy Geizer
"As a rule I really don't like "interactive storybooks" because I feel that
books are something which should be enjoyed away from the computer and that
people spend enough time staring at screens, but this one is done really well
with the goal of helping the child learn to read and work with words. My
daughter is 7 and went through the entire program in about 1 hour, but she is
at an advanced reading level. She said she would enjoy working on creating a
story, but would not be interested in reading the stories with the books
because she already read them once. I think this would be a great asset to
classrooms for children currently at a level 1 or 2 who still need the support
and help with reading. They would not feel rushed to read since the computer
has infinite patience and the children can spend as much or as little time on a
page as they need to."
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