Playroom, The (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Broderbund Software - 1995 USA, Canada Release

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Playroom, The
Product ID 47956-44209
Product UPC 047956442096
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1995
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Label Active Mind Series
Category(s) Education, Preschool
Recommended age(s) 3-6.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Explore reading, math and more.

The Playroom is filled with fun, interactive learning activities that will capture children's imaginations and introduce them to the basics of reading and math.

Special features:

  • Easy to use.
  • Multiple levels.
  • Plays songs on any audio CD player.

Counting to 12.
Count various objects and learn that 10 is always 10, whether it's 10 teapots or 10 ducks. Learn to recognize numbers using visual and sound cues.

Early Reading Skills.
Type upper or lower case letters and hear them pronounced. Form short words containing letters A to Z, and develop reading, spelling and keyboarding skills.

Letters and Words.
Associate letters and words, for example: "F is for Father". Select and arrange objects to create imaginative stories.

Addition and Subtraction.
Learn about addition and subtraction while playing a three-level strategy game.

Telling Time.
Learn to tell time to the nearest hour: 1) on the clock face, 2) on a digital clock, 3) in words, 4) by counting the number of notes the clock sings.

More Learning Activities

  • Mixed-Up Toy: Encourages creativity while matching a variety of parts to produce silly characters.
  • Bulletin Board: Learn safety words like "Don't Walk".
  • Colors & Shapes: Experiment with color mixing and three-dimensional shapes.
  • Blocks: Build vocabulary by associating short words with animated objects.
  • Juke Box: Play five original songs about counting, letters, words, and time.

Bonus! Special section of User's Guide for Parents

  • Describes the educational benefits of each activity.
  • Suggests activities to enrich the learning experience at or away from the computer.
  • Provides a list of educational resources.

Active Mind Series is an innovative line of software that motivates children to develop essential learning skills. Each product is developed in conjunction with educational specialists to provide an enriching educational experience. Dynamic learning environments rich in graphics, sound and animation fuel children's imaginations and broaden their knowledge within a world where learning comes to life.

Skills developed:

  • Counting.
  • Letter Recognition.
  • Number Recognition.
  • Phonics.
  • Word Recognition.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Spelling.
  • Telling Time.
  • Addition & Subtraction.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Keyboarding.
  • Creativity.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386-25
Required RAM 4MB
Req. Hard Drive 1MB Free
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Misc Support Printer
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 8MB
Req. Hard Drive 1MB Free
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Misc Support Printer
Mac System 7.0.1
Required CPU Mac LC III
Required RAM 5MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Supported Video 13" 256 Color
Misc Support Printer

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