Preschoolers:

"Elmo's Reading: Preschool & Kindergarten"Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Arthur's Computer Adventure"

Publisher: Broderbund Software

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Let's Go Read! An Island Adventure"

Publisher: Edmark

Platform: Windows, Mac

"Freddi Fish 3"

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Dr. Seuss Preschool"

Publisher: Broderbund Software

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, Mac

"Blue's ABC Time Activities"

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, Mac

"JumpStart Preschool and Kindergarten"

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure

Platforms: Windows, PowerMac

"Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightening Aren't So Frightening"

Publisher: Humongous Entertainment

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Young Kids

"Fisher-Price Ready For School: Kindergarten"

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"My Personal Tutor 1st & 2nd Grade"

Publisher: Microsoft

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher

"The Cluefinder's 3rd Grade Adventures"

The Cluefinder's 4th Grade Adventures

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Flying Colors 2" (Deluxe Edition)

Publisher: Magic Mouse Productions

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Crayola Make a Masterpiece"

Publisher: IBM/Crayola

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Spelling Blaster"

Writing Blaster

Publisher: Cendant Software

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, PowerMac

"Reader Rabbit's 2nd Grade"

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"My First Amazing World Explorer 2.0"

Publisher: DK Multimedia

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Preteens

"Spanish for the Real World"

"French for the Real World"

Publisher: Kaplan/Knowledge Adventure

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Thinkin' Science ZAP!"

Publisher: Edmark

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Simsafari"

Publisher: Maxis

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, Mac

"Rockett's Adventure Maker"

Publisher: Purple Moon

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, Mac

"Carmen Sandiego Math Detective"

Publisher: Broderbund Software

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, PowerMac

"Typing Instructor Deluxe Edition"

Publisher: Individual Software, Inc.

Platform: Windows

High Schoolers:

"Studyworks! Mathematics"

Studyworks! Science

Publisher: MathSoft

Platform: Windows, Mac

"Inside the SAT, PSAT & ACT '99 Deluxe"

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Higher Score Guaranteed on the SAT & ACT Deluxe"

Publisher: Knowledge Adventure/ Kaplan

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Learn to Program Basic, Junior High Edition"

Publisher: Interplay

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher, Mac

Selections from Technology & Learning Magazine's 1998-99 Software Awards of Excellence:

"Ready for Math with Pooh"

Publisher: Disney Interactive

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Clue Finders' Third Grade Adventures"

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Schoolhouse Rock: 3rd & 4th Grade Essentials"

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Carmen Sandiego Math Detective"

Publisher: Broderbund/ The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Carmen Sandiego Word Detective"

Publisher: Broderbund/The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Fizz and Martina's Math Adventures: Blue Falls Elementary"

Publisher: Tom Snyder Productions

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"My Personal Tutor: Preschool-First Grade"

Publisher: Microsoft

Platforms: Windows 95 or higher

"The Oregon Trail 3rd Edition: Pioneer Adventures"

Publisher: The Learning Company

Platforms: Windows, Mac

"Xpeditions"

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Platforms: Internet product: www.nationalgeographic.com

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