Title:  Reader Rabbit's Reading Ages 6-9
Overall Rating:  A
Source:  The Learning Company
Playing Time:  This varies, depending on what you are writing and how
long it takes to write your story. The introduction takes about 1/2 and hour.
Date:  1998
Cost: $ $ 29.95  http://www.shoptlc.com/product.asp?pid=1166
Number of Players:  One student per computer unless they want to "buddy write" a story
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:  In the booklet that comes with the CD it lists what types of
equipment needed. This CD can be run on either windows or Macintosh computers with a CD Rom.
Subject Area: Writing, Literature, and it does include Science and history trivia for writing idea purposes.
Objectives:  This program motivates children to write by providing an environment that stimulates ideas.
Brief Description:  Encourages writers to accomplish writing tasks, create their own graphics, and
dramatize their final work. It has four components: the Writing Idea Lands, the Word Processor, the
Picture Place, and the Presentation Theater. Penny the helpful pen character helps guide the children by
offering tips on how to come up with ideas, starting their drafts, and solving their problems they
encounter along the way.
Entry Capabilities Required:  It may take a little guidence for younger children once it is loaded on. After the first time loading it in, if it saved to the hard drive, it does not take too much work. The program itself is very easy to run for most ages, but again younger students may need guidence. The booklet that comes with it helps the user through all problems they may encounter, and this is easy to follow also.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points:  I have to say that just about all of this CD has strong points. It is helpful throughout the entire writing process, helpful when encountering problems either while in the program or trying to start the program. These helpful hints are programed in the Cd or in the booklet that comes with it. The visualation is festive and fun to use throughout the entire program.
Weak Points:  I personally myself could not find any significant weak points. The only problem that may occur is if the student is unfamiliar with computers starting it up, but with a little guidence they should not have any problems.
Reviewer:  Heather Baker
Position:  Graduate Student
Date:  March 18,1999
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC G3 233 with 64mb ram