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Kindergarten Software -- The Big Picture

So your child is getting ready to make one of the big steps in life - starting school. Pretty neat - but you'd like to try to ease the transition from the freedom of play to the regimen of school, and you've heard about some popular software...

Computer programs for kids who can't even tie their own shoes, let alone read?

SuperKids took an in-depth look at programs targeted at kindergartners (4 to 6 year-olds). We were pleasantly surprised to discover that all of the programs we looked at provided impressive educational value in formats that were appealing to our kid testers.

  • Reader Rabbit's Kindergarten [for ages 4 to 6] from The Learning Company provides a goal-oriented storyline, where the user must master multiple levels of 4 skill-building activities encompassing numbers, relationships, spatial reasoning, and memory. Best for a child with an interest in computer-based skill building and an adequate attention span
  • Dr. Seuss Kindergarten Deluxe [for ages 4 to 6] from Broderbund covers reading from learning the alphabet to sentence building, and math from number recognition to simple addition and subtraction. Good for pre- and current kindergartners.
  • Fisher-Price Ready for School Kindergarten Edition [for ages 3 to 6] from Davidson provides a loose collection of 10 activities ranging from the alphabet and simple math, to coloring, shape matching, and memorization. Suitable for a child with a shorter attention span.
  • JumpStart Kindergarten 2.0 [for ages 4 to 6] from Knowledge Adventure contains 18 activities aimed at fundamental skills including letter and sound recognition, counting and early math concepts, language arts, time concepts and the calendar. With its classroom exploration design, users with short attention spans will find much to do and reason to return.

Can't find one that meet your needs? Check out other Kindergarten programs SuperKids has reviewed.


SuperKids Ratings Ratings Key
Title
Publisher
Education
Value
Kid
Appeal
Ease
of Use
Buyers Guide
(Price Survey)
Reader Rabbit's Kindergarten
    The Learning Company
5.0 4.0 5.0 PC / Mac
Dr. Seuss Kindergarten Deluxe
    Broderbund
4.0 4.8 5.0 PC / Mac
Fisher-Price Ready for School Kindergarten Edition
    Davidson
5.0 4.0 4.5 PC / Mac
JumpStart Kindergarten 2.0
    Knowledge Adventure
5.0 4.0 4.5 PC / Mac
Reviews of Other Kindergarten Programs


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