Title:Farm Animals For Kids
Overall Rating: B+
Source: Internet/CD rom avalable
Playing Time: Not noted: but could complete in about 2-3hours
Date: 06/11/98
Cost: $ 49.00+ $s&h
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: None (mouse is all that is needed)
Subject Area: S
Objectives: To show young children farm aniamls.  Will also allow them to color the anilmals
Brief Description:This software will show young children the animals around the farm.  A simple program to use so the children will enjoy it especially the coloring of the animals.This program is one way to introduce young children to the computer.  This program has voice sounds, ie) it will say their name and that will keep the children interested.
Entry Capabilities Required: ages 3 and up; is used for entry level children

Rating: (1-5)

Relevance to objectives: 4; its usefulness is to introduce  children to farm animals and what they look like.
Provides practice of relevant skills:4 1/2; this allows the children to learn how to use a computer without getting frustrated because of ease of use.  Almost any child can use this program with minimal input from an adult.
Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 5; This program is sure to keep their interest.  The coloring and the voice activation sounds and especially hearing their own name.
Likely to be comprehended clearly: 4; This could be used for clear comprehension but obveously a trip to a real farm would be more useful.
Technical quality (durable, attractive): 3 1/2 this program could have some better graphics but it suits the purpose to introduce the children to computers and animals.
Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance):NA 
Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction):  3 1/2
Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): NA
Clear directions for play: 5; very easy for children to run this program
Effectiveness of debriefing:NA

 Strong Points: Ease of use for children
Weak Points: Graphics
Reviewer: Joe Shambo
Position: Student
Date: 06/11/98
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.
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