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Baby & Me offers the 1-3 year-old a variety of amusing activities that mirror those s/he might experience in a play-school setting. Songs, movement games, animal sounds, letters, numbers, shapes and more are presented by favorite Sesame Street characters.
Unlike other programs intended for babies, Baby & Me attempts to teach the child to use the mouse and keyboard via two entirely separate groups of activities. Keyboard activities provide animation and surprises each time baby hits a keyboard key. Mouse activities are similar to magic-pen coloring books. As baby moves the mouse around, the screen changes in a fluid, preordained manner, coloring objects and/or uncovering surprises.
Since this program is intended as a caregiver/child joint endeavor, adults control movement from activity to activity using the opposite tool from the one being taught to baby.
Also included with this program is a second disk, the Sesame Street Greatest Hits Sampler, which contains one activity from each of the following likable programs: Sesame Street Toddler, Elmo’s Preschool, Sesame Street Kindergarten, Elmo’s Reading, and Elmo’s Art Workshop.
Mouse activities include tending to a yard through the four different seasons (raking leaves, shoveling snow, watering and mowing) by moving the mouse around and watching the screen change accordingly, unwrapping presents by moving the mouse until the ‘wrapping paper’ is removed, and coloring pictures that change in surprising ways.
Program navigation is straightforward. Adding scanned photos to the program’s Photo Gallery is a simple process that can be accessed through the ‘Photo Creator’ option on the launcher screen.
PC: Windows 95/98, 486/66 MHz or faster cpu, 5 MB hard drive space, 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), 256-color display with a 640x 480 resolution (16-bit color recommended), Double-speed or faster CD-ROM, Windows compatible MIDI sound card.return to top of page
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