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This surprisingly entertaining reading software systematically introduces the user to each of the letter sounds, drills evolving skills through a series of fun games and activities, and finally tests newly acquired skills in a non-threatening and enjoyable manner.
3D Froggy Phonics' main menu offers 3 learning options: 'Learn', 'Watch' and 'Play'. Guided by a menagerie of 3D animal characters, users initially 'Learn' each letter of the alphabet, which are presented in upper and lower case with a number of examples using the letter in words. Each of these words appears on-screen in block letters, and can be sounded-out by passing the mouse over the letters. An animated illustration also accompanies each word.
The 'Watch' section of the program offers an animated short for each of the vowel sounds--both long and short. These "movies" include catchy, rhyming narration which also appears in written form at the bottom of the screen and highlights as it is read so that the user can follow along.
The final, or 'Play' portion of 3D Froggy Phonics includes 5 simple skill-building games, among them a paint activity, a memory game, a mouse skills game, a reading activity and a spelling activity. Users can also opt to test their skills, with a basic examination and evaluation section.
PC: Windows 95/98, 90 MHz or faster cpu, 25 MB hard drive space, 16 NSERT MB RAM, 640x480 resolution at 16-bit color, 4x or faster CD-ROM, Soundblaster compatible sound card.return to top of page
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