Reader Rabbit's Toddler

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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 Title screen
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 In Pop & Play Place, pressing the button on each box causes an animal to pop up - the object is to make three of the same
Reader Rabbit's Toddler Windows In Alphabet Express, the player moves the lettered key to the matching train car to reveal its contents

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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

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 (11111)