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Reading Blaster 1st Grade

1999 Software
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs.
Manufacturer: Knowledge Adventure
Price: $30.00
Latest in the "Blaster" series doesn't look or sound like the others. Now grade- and curriculum-based, it features brilliant cinema-like animation and an awesome soundtrack. At the planet of lost things, kids recover toys, socks, etc., by playing 10 innovative, arcade-style, word games that teach letter sounds, word recognition, word building, etc., through five difficulty levels and 1,500 vocabulary words. The Sticker Maker is cool. Blaster links to the Internet.
Don Oldenburg   ©1999 Parents' Choice
A former feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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