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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