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Description

Reader Rabbit's Toddler is part of the Learning Company's multi-subject educational game series for children. As its name suggests, this reading centered title is meant for children as young as 18 months, and thus focuses on pre-reading skills such as sound matching, letter and shape recognition and creative play.

In the introduction, Reader Rabbit and his friend, Mat the Mouse, enter a magic book where there are many places to explore. From the main page, toddlers can color, solve simple puzzles, play a matching game, and follow along to simple finger-play songs like Itsy-Bitsy Spider. There is also a Bubble Castle for popping bubbles and a jungle where they can spot animals and hear their characteristic sounds.

The Version 2.0 release of Reader Rabbit's Toddler is an upgraded version of the original game. The primary difference between this and previous versions is the use of click-free mousing and the ability to move through the program by striking random keys, making it more accessible to the targeted 18 mos - 3 year age range.


Screenshots

Reader Rabbit's Toddler Windows Reader Rabbit will do the hand and finger motions for a selected song: here, the Itsy Bitsy Spider goes down the waterspout
Reader Rabbit's Toddler Windows In Rainbow Rock, the player can experiment with movement and sound effects as he moves the mouse
Reader Rabbit's Toddler Windows Printing options - if the player has been signed in his name can be included on the printouts
Reader Rabbit's Toddler Windows In Sky Shapers, moving the glove cursor over a shape picks it up, passing it over it's matching hole drops it into place

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User Reviews

A fun-filled group of activities designed to teach preschool basics. Windows 3.x Melissa Leonard (77)

Critic Reviews

SuperKids Windows 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Edutaining Kids Windows Aug, 2002 A+ 100
Review Corner Windows 1998 9.7 out of 10 97
All Game Guide Windows 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Especially easy for young children because simply moving the pointer is enough - no mouse clicks are necessary. Touching any key also works.
Contributed to by Melissa Leonard (77) and DJP Mom (11110)