Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
Oscar the Balloonist Discovers the Farm
by Michele Sands
Presents a favorable review of Oscar the Balloonist Discovers the
Farm ($20) from Tivola Electronic Publishing of London, UK and New
York, NY (877). Describes it as Mac/Win hybrid software for ages
four to eight. Requires System 7.1 for Macintosh; and a 486 PC, SVGA
graphics card, sound card, and Windows for IBM PC-compatible
computers; both require a 2X CD-ROM drive and 8MB RAM. Calls it a
delightful ``fun and games'' learning tool for young children,
developed in conjunction with the Evaluation and Information Service
for Nutrition, Agriculture, and Forestry of Great Britain. Says that
it allows young children to learn relationships among animals,
seasons, food, growth, and at least one additional culture. Adds
that the games and interactive effects help develop observations,
visual discrimination, and problem solving. Rated four on a scale of
one to five.
Contains one screen display and a scorecard.
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