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The ClueFinders' 3rd Grade Adventures

The ClueFinders' 3rd Grade Adventures

1998 Software
Ages: 7 - 9 yrs.
Price: $29.95
Review:
Even if your third grader seems clueless, this interactive adventure will grab his attention with its movie-quality graphics, original music and cool animated kid characters. The irrepressible 12-year-old Joni leads the pack of smart (not smart-alecky) Cluefinders in investigating sites and overcoming obstacles in a fabulous ancient rain forest. The 24 multilevel activities connect to third-grade curriculum but are a lot more fun that sounds. Mathematics in the Monkey Kingdom is a hoot and logic serves would-be Indiana Joneses in The Goo Lagoon. Language arts and science skills are the keys to The Lost City. And it’s not all academic: Kids must use plain old common sense with critical thinking and reasoning to travel through the four difficulty levels. And parents can track how their explorers are doing via the Progress Report feature.
Don Oldenburg   ©1998 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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