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Reader Rabbit - 1st Grade

Reader Rabbit - 1st Grade

Fall 2011 Video Games
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs.
Price: $19.99
Gaming System: Nintendo Wii

Reader Rabbit and Sam the Lion are back for a first grade adventure. This time, it’s a meteorological mystery in Wordville. Raingear rains from the sky when well-meaning Irvin the Inventor creates a machine to make raingear. Players must help Irvin find the objects that he needs to turn off his machine before Wordville is flooded with raingear! A variety of mini-games teach key first grade skills such as Language Arts, Science, Problem Solving, Math and Creative Exploration and Expression.

Each activity can be completed in English, French or Spanish (set via Wii console). Game levels include: Cloud Spelling Challenge, Amazing Art Gallery, Gumball Science (fill-in the blank science facts), Musical Marble Patterns, Raingear Forest Math (addition), Silly Sandwich Shop (money skills), Flowerpot Phonics (word building), and, finally, Raingear Rescue (catch and sort).

Each mini-game features multiple, easy-to-change difficulty levels to add to the variety and diversity of gameplay. Cut-scene video clips are interspersed with the activities to keep children interested and engaged. The game also includes an interactive, illustrated map for navigating through the various games and activities. And the instructions include Gameplay Hints. It’s refreshing to find a video game that you can allow your children to play guilt-free: it’s fun, visually appealing, wholesome and educational.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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