Review of September Software

Programs Featured

September is a BUSY month! Everything is set ready and new.  Rooms change, schedules change and everyone is running to keep up, so to speak.  Please don’t run in the halls!  It helps to have the computer center set up with basic programs that introduce basic computer skills for students new to the computer.  Other students will be happy to see old friends and familiar games.

Reader Rabbit Baby and Toddler

Teaches basic computer skills, mouse skills, language development, auditory discrimination, coordination, kinesthetic development, cause and effect, sound patterns, visual patterns, tracking, predicting, matching, letters, numbers, counting, body parts, identifying emotions, music appreciation, and identifying animal sounds.

Key concepts are shapes, colors, and numbers and letter recognition. Also helps develop vocabulary through music, names of animals and body parts, and the wonderful fingerplays that accompany songs.

Preschool Pals

A Publix community service program to help children think about shopping for healthy foods. Basic computer skills taught through seven fun game zones which introduce preschool concepts like early counting, listening skills, the alphabet, food groups, and art to students. Children play three levels of each game and earn coins every time they complete a level.

Putt Putt Saves the Zoo

Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo is a point-and-click adventure game using critical thinking. Putt Putt helps his friends find all the baby animals just in time to open The cartoon zoo! Help Putt-Putt track down everything he needs so he can find the missing baby animals. Fun music videos and mini-games are included to keep things lively.

The player takes control of Putt-Putt with the goal of rescuing six missing baby animals and having fun along the way. The game is played by using the mouse to interact with the environment. By clicking on various areas called Click Points, the player can collect items, talk with other characters, and watch funny animations. Items are collected to help the player solve puzzles.