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Not easy to climb with uneven rungs
on 30 October 2000
My kids enjoyed some of the activities, but they did them only because they knew they'd get a sticker at the end rather than because they took a great deal of notice of the activities themselves. The younger of the two persevered with an activity even if he didn't know what he was doing until he got the sticker, therefore a cut off point should have been included (i.e. they shouldn't be allowed to go on if they have made more than 5 mistakes). Some of the activites seemed too simple and others too difficult - there didn't seem to be any natural progression and too much of the same kind of thing. They have had more fun and a lot more value for money from some cheaper software with poorer graphics. Also the framework of the classroom is pretty uninteresting. Not a patch DK's Explorer CD-Roms. and I bought this one on the strength of those being so good. Having said that my kids, especially my younger son (4), have used it several times without me suggesting it, so it can't be that bad!