The Learning Company
has announced the release of four new installments of its popular Reader Rabbit CD-ROM games for kids. The titles are aimed at kids in preschool through second grade, and ship on hybrid CD-ROM format compatible with both Mac OS and Windows.
The titles include Reader Rabbit Preschool: Sparkle Star Rescue!; Reader Rabbit Kindergarten: Bounce Down in Balloon Town!; Reader Rabbit First Grade: Capers on Cloud Nine!; and Reader Rabbit Second Grade: Mis-cheese-ious Dreamship Adventures.
Kids join Reader Rabbit, Sam the Lion and other animated characters as they are introduced to core educational concepts like reading, math, language arts and more. Each title incorporates a practice mode and an adventure mode, enabling kids to focus on one particular skill area if they prefer, or playing through the entire adventure instead. The skill-based activities have three levels that adjust depending on the kid’s abilities. These Reader Rabbit titles also incorporate progress-tracking features for parents and teachers to monitor how well a child is doing.
Enhanced versions of the titles are available for schools and will be released in September. The enhanced versions sport a teacher resource binder that includes lesson plans, additional student activities, worksheets, and scope and sequence charts. School versions are available in multi-user packs, lab packs and site licenses.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac running 160MHz or faster; 32MB RAM; 100MB available HD space; 8x CD-ROM; Mac OS 8.6 and higher (including Mac OS X), and a 13″ monitor with thousands of colors.