Build-A-Book With Roberto (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Theatrix Interactive, Inc. - 1996 USA, Canada Release

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Build-A-Book With Roberto
Product ID 13939-66116
Product UPC 713939661166
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1996
Publisher(s) Theatrix Interactive, Inc.
Category(s) Education, Language, English
Recommended age(s) 3-6.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Create over 100 stories while exploring choices and their outcomes.

  • Play and print stories.
  • Make masks and puppets.
  • Sing along with Roberto.

Every choice creates a whole new story.
Every single time.

  • I could give them popsicles.
  • I could pout.
  • I could ask nicely.

Kids create over 100 original stories about a heart-warming hippo who wants to join a game of hippoball. Each click makes a choice that sends Roberto the hippo off in delightful new directions. Once each story is complete, it can be viewed as an animated show or printed out as a read-along book.

Build stories to suit your mood.
What should Roberto do? Kids click to make decisions and create stories.

Make stories come to life.
Once stories are created, kids save them as animated shows to play back for family and friends time and time again.

Print read-along books.
Kids love to read books they create and color themselves- building essential reading skills along the way.

Sing and dance.
Kids dance and sing along as they click into a world of hippos doing the tango, singing cowboy songs, jamming in a jazz trio, and more.

Create masks and puppets.
Kids learn words that match emotions- like happy, sad, silly, and scared- as they print, cut, and color their own masks and puppets for storytelling after the computer is off.

Play ball.
Jump in and join the action in a rousing game of hippoball. Counting, strategy, and coordination skills make each child a winner.

Essential learning for kids ages 3-6.

  • Develops problem-solving and decision making skills.
  • Builds understanding of cause and effect.
  • Lays a solid foundation for early reading skills.
  • Teaches vocabulary that helps kids identify and express their feelings.
  • Special parent guide includes tips on child development and suggests activities for shared learning.

The Theatrix Difference.
The power of play. The thrill of discovery. The joy of creativity. The confidence of knowing how to think through any problem. These are the qualities we strive to give each child through our playful environments, open-ended challenges, and irresistible characters. It's experiences like these that help children develop their unique talents in preparation for the demands of a new century.

Theatrix, Enriching software for tomorrow's inventors, explorers, and creative thinkers.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.0
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 8MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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