- Platform: Windows 3.1 / 98 / 95, Mac
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Testers enjoyed the program initially, but didn't ask to play it again. "There should be more games, and harder ones," said one six-year-old. Although the software does contain six embedded activities, and you must play some of them in order to advance the story, the games are very standard and offer only one difficulty level. There's a 16-card matching game, a sorting activity and a set of very easy mazes. The activities that our testers liked best were cake decorating at the bakery and the dress up area where kids can change Barbie's outfits. The children were disappointed, however, in the fact that they could not print out their creations.
The software has many nice features. For instance, there are helpful audio prompts, and all the animations are interruptible with one mouse click. The kids just wanted more games and things to do, though. With more printing options and multilevel games, we'd have a stronger program.
Teaches: early reading, problem solving
Age Range: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Copyright © 2000 Children's Software Revue -- From Children's Software Revue®