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Yes, it's yet another multisubject, pre-kindergarten software program, and yes, the market is saturated with programs in this genre. Some are well-conceived, and interesting, while others are "cookie cutter" clones, indistinguishable from the pack. Franklin the Turtle belongs in the first of these categories.
Kids are invited to attend school with Franklin and his friends, characters from the award winning television series. Here they can join in a variety of activities in the schoolhouse, the playground and the theater. Each of the 8 featured activities can be played at 3 difficulty levels.
Kids can access a variety of away-from-the-computer activities by double clicking on the 'school bag' icon. A second disc offers four printable activity books.
And there's more to like about this program. The activities are clever and fun. Users can measure and apply silly costumes to Franklin's stick puppets, play "I Spot" with a trio of mice, sort colorful bugs, and follow along with Franklin, Bear, Beaver and Snail as they read their compositions aloud, and more.
PC: Windows 95/98, 133 MHz MMX Pentium or faster cpu, 50 MB hard drive space, 32 MB RAM, 16-bit color display, 12X or faster CD-ROM, Windows compatible sound card.return to top of page
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