Title: Animals and How They Grow
Overall Rating:B+
Source: National Geographic Society
Playing Time: 1 hour
Date: 1993
Cost: 59.95 (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/main.html)
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom- Color monitor strongly recommended
Subject Area: Science
Objectives: Discover  how animals grow. Introduce a child to the different growing and nurturing patterns of animals, and their habitat.
Brief Description: This is a game of discovery in which the child adopts the role of explorer.  The library consists of 4 groups of animals to choose from; mammals, amphibians, birds and insects.
Entry Capabilities Required: Reading Ability, Computer Literacy and Vocabulary.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: Pictures are extremely realistic.  Music is provided.  This software can be used across a very wide spectrum, including hearing and visually impaired children.
Weak Points: Extra information can only be excreted by double clicking on the word or picture shown on the monitor.  This is not explained on the introductory screen.
Reviewer: Dan VanDetta
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.