I Spy (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Scholastic Inc. - 1998 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
I Spy
Product ID 78073-76249
Product UPC 078073762491
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1998
Publisher(s) Scholastic Inc.
Category(s) Education
Recommended age(s) 5-9.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Brain-building games for kids!

  • Reading and math skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Logic and reasoning.
  • Thinking skills.

Dear Parents,

The software I Spy is educational- in a very different and exciting way. Instead of drilling kids on learning facts, I Spy develops critical thinking skills. Knowing how to think is an essential ingredient for success in learning and life.

I Spy is fun! Our experts at Scholastic- a company my father founded in 1920 and now the most trusted name in learning- have creatively designed this CD-ROM to excite and fascinate your child. Fun is important; educators have proven that kids learn best through self-motivated play.

Playing I Spy is challenging yet satisfying for kids as young as five and as old as nine. Early readers learn new vocabulary words, practice reading, and use memory skills while solving clever rhyming riddles. Older kids use creative writing skills to make their own riddles or use logic to make connections. Your child will play and enjoy I Spy for years!

I Spy is educational, your kids will love it, and it's right for kids ages five to nine. We guarantee it!

  • Richard Robinson, President and CEO, Scholastic Inc.

Develop essential skills...

  • Visual discrimination.
  • Vocabulary building.
  • Spelling.
  • Rhyming.
  • Reading.
  • Visual memory.
  • Creative writing.
  • Creativity.
  • Classifying and sorting.
  • Problem solving.
  • Cause and effect.
  • Associative thinking.
  • Strategic thinking.

I Spy features:

  • Seven themed areas to explore, with more than 40 different layouts: Balloon Popper, Code Breaker, Oops Hoops!, Nature, Wood Block City, Chalkboard, and Make Your Own I Spy.
  • Over 1,300 object-and-word searches built into 100's of riddles, puzzles and activities!
  • Brilliant, highly original, photographic visuals.
  • Amusing sound effects, fun animations, and musical surprises.

Includes Parents' Guide.

  • Describes educational benefits of each game.
  • Gives ideas for fun family activities away from the computer.

Oops Hoops!
Learn to classify objects into sets and subsets while you figure out how to beat the clock!

Tap visual memory and associative thinking skills to hunt for objects.

Make your own I Spy.
Make and record your own I Spy games... build writing skills and creativity.

I Spy is easy and hard at the same time. Can you find the objects in the pictures? It's trickier than it looks!

Hey kids... Check out these fun games!

Change your view and look behind the 3-D buildings.
Wood Block City buzzes with fun. Check out the circus... the soccer tournament... the bike race.

Get our your magnifying glass and start looking!
Figure out the riddles... can you find "Cent," the shamrock, and the paintbrush?

Set the Balloon Popper in 3-D motion!
Find the missing pieces to make this cool machine work. It's challenging... so pay careful attention to the clues.

Solve the clues and break the code!
Unravel three clues that lead you to the riddle's answer. How many clues will you need?

Now play I Spy and find out how smart you are!

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 16MB
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-66
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 16MB
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 7.1
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 5MB Free
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color

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