Title: Trudy's Time & Place House
Overall Rating: A
Source: Second grade teacher Falnders Elementary School
Playing Time: approx. 1.5-2.0 hrs. depending on ability
Date: 1995
Cost: $  http://pctech@edmark.com/prod/ house/trudy/
Number of Players: 1 player
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-Rom
Subject Area: Math, Reading and social studies/geography
Objectives: gain a better awareness of time, explore concept of time passage, compare relationships among different units of time. discover relationships         among the Earth, globe and world map, locate and name continents, oceans and world landmarks as well as develop mapping and direction skills.
Brief Description:   This game encourages exploration and rewards being persistant.  Each of the five avctivities has an explore and discover mode as well as a question and answer mode.  Trudy has five learning activities in her house that  the child can click on.  These include:  Earth Scout (Geography), Time Twins (Math+Reading), Calendar Clock (Math + Reading), Jellybean Hunt (Math), and Symbol Sandbox (Reading, Math and Geography).
Entry Capabilities Required: ages 3-6 and up (typically grades 2+3) although the geography is a little difficult.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: It is a very educational game and is fairly easy to use.  The graphics are great and the learning centers are fun as well as educational.  I feel that it's a great game to introduce geography and math.
Weak Points: The students have to be at a certain reading level to read instructions and you need to have a color macintosh or Windows 95+.  It also has to be installed.  You cannot just put it in the CD-Rom and play it.
Reviewer: Michele Dabiew
Position: student
Date: 3/29/99
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.