COUNTING WIZARDS WITH 123 CD
East Dorset, VT. March 27, 2002 - The charming
purple-clad guide Wizit dances onto your computer screen and immediately
makes counting magical for young learners in a new software program
CD. Pre-school through
first grade children delight in the antics of the adorable wizard
who leads them through a variety of animated activities covering the
first ten numbers. The fully
speech-supported program is great for non-readers and beginning readers. Wizit gives kids all the instructions, reinforcement,
and encouragement they need to begin counting to 10.
Number Workshop, kids click on sailboats and frogs to hear numbers
counted out loud. As they
watch each object sail or leap into a pond, numbers are shown and
spoken. Waving sailors or the unfurling tongues of swimming frogs congratulate
kids when all the objects are moved into the pond.
Hide and Seek with numbers or help Wizit count out loud to determine
“How many?” Find teddy bears
under numbered beds. Click
on eggs and watch baby chicks poke their heads through broken shells
as numbers are highlighted below.
Put balloons and apples in Wizit’s basket to make matching
sets for a selected number. Count sets as young seedlings grow into yellow
flowers, birds fly and chirp, sheep baa, and other wonderful animations
provide vivid illustrations of numbers.
watches from the corner of the screen as kids complete each activity.
He twirls, shouts “Yippee!” blows bubbles, dances in showers
of sparkles, and celebrates in other ways for children’s success.
In the “How many now?” game, Wizit sits Buddha style and even
begins to levitate when kids click on the correct number to label
groups of pears, eggs, and other objects.
Wizit’s Number Fun offers even more
counting activities to keep kids totally engaged. In “One bun in the sun” each number is presented
with catchy rhymes such as “six chicks picking up sticks” and “ten
hens in a secret den.” Every
rhyme is accompanied by an unforgettable animation.
A giant kangaroo hops across the screen wearing two huge shoes. Such animations will remind parents of the
superb programming of Sesame Street, which teaches numbers and letters
to children with great success.
comes to mind when kids click into the “Ladders and Slides” activity.
The multi-tiers connected by colorful ladders and slides reminds
users of the popular board game Chutes and Ladders.
Kids click on arrow controls to direct the little wizard to
the number that matches the number of objects shown in a box.
A shower of colorful sparkles and
cheers congratulates kids when they direct Wizit to the correct number.
More rhyming fun is to be found in
“One, two, come on you,” where children practice counting in two’s. Finally, “Dress the teddies” give kids the
pleasure of dropping teddy bears into dressing-up machines by matching
the number of dots on the machines with the number on the sign held
up by each teddy. When the teddies reappear, they are dressed
up in a variety outfits such as those of a
football player, a plumber, and an astronaut.
It’s hard to say which of these many
activities is kids’ favorite—they love them all! Parents and teachers will also appreciate the option to individualize
the program for each learner. Select
the numbers to be presented, the way in which they are presented (numerically
or randomly), and the number of tries for each activity. Kids will be completely engaged with 123 CD
before they can count to three!
Win 3.1+, 486 66MHz, 8Mb RAM, 2X CD, sound card, SVGA.
Mac: LC475, 8Mb RAM, 2X CD, 640x480, 256 colors.
single unit price for 123CD is $59.95. Multi-pack and site license
pricing is available.
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About Tool Factory, Inc.
Factory conducted an exhaustive search for unique educational software
in various markets around the globe. Their flagship product line consists
of 26 educational software tools, which were hand-picked for their
innovative contribution to computer-based learning. To complement
the tools and applications, Tool Factory is also distributing an extensive
range of curriculum titles throughout North America. Their second
catalog launches with 127 CD-ROM products, many of which are new releases
in North America.
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