Learning Ladder Year 3
is another excellent product from Dorling Kindersley. This CD-ROM is packed with a good range of activities tailored to support the Year 3 school curriculum. Children can navigate their way around the playroom, looking for fun activities. These include the printing machine, which they can use to create their own labels, invitations and cards.
Children can then improve their literacy, numeracy and science skills by undertaking a wide range of activities that help to consolidate Year 3 work. Children can, for example, choose correct word endings, solve addition and subtraction problems, label skeletons and identify correct habitats for animals. These are just a few of the carefully thought out and clearly explained activities here.
Children should be able to use this program independently. They are rewarded with stickers for each activity they complete correctly and will enjoy collecting these and putting them in their own sticker album.
Learning Ladder Year 3 would be an excellent buy for any Year 3 child. It consolidates the learning that is taking place at school and develops children's competence on the computer. --Amanda York
Highly motivating and devised to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy in schools, learning ladder forms a complete learning system for your child. This disk covers the vital school subjects of reading, writing, maths and the world around us, to give your child a head start at school. Woody the pencil guides children through the playroom, encouraging and motivating children through hundreds of activities and fun exercises. The program teaches phonetics, spelling, writing words and building sentences. It also teaches addition and subtraction, division and multiplication. The progress chart monitors each of the activities and allows you to assess your child's strengths and weaknesses.