CHAT: xmas gift idea: CD-ROM _Alphabet_
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 14, 2002, 7:06|
This is from a another email list I am on (I am on 4 email lists now,
hehe)... I thought mayhaps this may be of interest to some peeps on this
esteemed creative list!
In a message dated 2002/12/12 09.34.04 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>On 12/12/2002, Bob Marsh wrote:
>>If anyone wants to give a real hip gift to a young one or two, check
>>out the cd-rom called Alphabet distributed by Tivola. Animated art
>>work by Czech illustrator Kveta Pacovska and music/sounds by some
>>french guys who aren't credited on the cover.
>>It is incredibly avante/beautiful with many opportunities to
>>interact with the shapes and sounds. No violence or competition but
>>many heuristic delights.
>>I have been using it with a nine year old autistic boy. He really
>>digs it. We have spent several hours with it and are continuing to
>>discover more facets.
>I just read a review of this in today's NY Times (on the Web):
>>ALPHABET (Tivola; for Windows or Macintosh; $20; ages 3 and up.)
>>Alphabet is a visual feast of interactive letters from Kveta
>>Pacovská's book by the same title. Each letter has a different
>>activity. This is a great program to play with children just
>>learning the alphabet. When a letter appears on the screen, moving
>>the mouse will make the letter evolve and move, creating sounds
>>along the way. The interaction is intuitive and geared toward
>>learning individual letters. The artwork, music and interactivity
>>make a beautiful blend of art and technology.
>Part of an article on children's software that is supposed to be fun
>as well as educational.
>Alphabet sounds good. . . but they also picked Barbie As Rapunzel and
>Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets.
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