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This likeable kindergarten program features Maurice Sendak’s tranquil young bear, his friends and his family, in a tale that leads the user through a variety of simple critical-thinking activities.
We join Little Bear as he prepares to rendezvous with his father, who is returning from a fishing trip. The two have plans to camp together at the seashore. Before Little Bear can even leave his house the user is involved in helping the cub, locating items he will need to pack and helping Mother Bear bake cookies for the camp-out. And so begins a trip that will take the child through a field where Little Bear picks flowers for the mermaid he hopes to meet, on a shortcut through a pictograph-filled cave, past a group of beavers building a pond, and out to the seashore where he finds his beloved Father and meets a mysterious visitor. Along his way Little Bear encounters many of his loyal friends. Each recruits him to perform a task, and each, in turn, is invited by Little Bear to the evening’s campfire dinner.
A second, bonus CD entitled Family Fun includes 25 printable activities that reinforce thinking skills as they entertain the family.
The activities, although not terribly unique (or highly educational) provide an adequate amount of user interaction. But program’s main strengths lie in its characters and its charmingly sweet story.
PC: Windows 95/98, Pentium 75 or faster cpu, 20 MB hard drive space, 16 MB RAM, 256 color display, 4x or faster CD-ROM, Wincard.return to top of page
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