Old CD’s: Games, Encyclopedia, Apps.

Reviews About Old Software on CD-ROM from the 1990’s

My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary March 10, 2009

My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary

Kudos to My First Incredible Amazing Dictionary (DK Multimedia – ages 3-7). Here’s a disc that really knows its audience. You can jump right in and spend hours playing without realizing how much learning is going on (more…)

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My First Amazing World Explorer December 23, 2008

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My First Amazing World Explorer

Kids who are too young for Carmen Sandiegoshould take a look at My First Amazing World Explorer (DK Multimedia – ages 4-9), a geography CD-ROM where goal-orientation takes a back seat to freewheeling exploration (more…)

 

First Electronic Jewish Bookshelf, The December 3, 2008

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Religion

The First Electronic Jewish Bookshelf

A title with a different focus but an equally impressive amount of content is The First Electronic Jewish Bookshelf (ScanRom Publications). This title presents a commendable mix of information on popular culture alongside the historical and religious content (more…)

 

First Emperor of China, The November 24, 2008

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1995 iN!-Ovation Award

The First Emperor of China

Start with a superb documentary, mix in quality graphics, a fine musical score, “periscopable” maps, and an in-depth bibliography, and you’d have a top-notch CD-ROM (more…)

 

My First Encyclopedia November 18, 2008

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Kid’s Education

My First Encyclopedia

My First Encyclopedia (Knowledge Adventure – ages 3-7) introduces kids to ten areas of learning. The giant tree that serves as the interface looks terrific, from roots deep in the earth to branches stretching to the sky (more…)

 

My First Steps to Math November 6, 2008

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Kid’s Education

My First Steps to Math

In the included video interview with Jane Belk Moncure, the author of My First Steps to Math (Hopkins Technology – ages 3-7), she describes reading the books with her grandson (she even shows one of the books) (more…)

 

My Very First Software November 5, 2008

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Kid’s Education

My Very First Software

My Very First Software (Vroom Books/T/Maker – ages 2-5) is divided into three parts, distinguished only by number; part one is for the youngest end of the preschool spectrum, part two for the middle, and part three for those mature children who can use not only the mouse but also the keyboard (more…)