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Thinkin' Things:  Toony the Loon's Lagoon

Thinkin' Things: Toony the Loon's Lagoon

1999 Software
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Manufacturer: Edmark/IBM
Price: $29.95
Review:
The updated, re-created, technologically "enhanced version" of an earlier award-winning Thinkin' Things title that was too good to be through. Toony's pretty darn loony, all right, but this birdbrain's lagoon features six intelligent problem-solving activities whose fun quotient easily masks the creativity, strategic skills and imagination they're exercising. From Oranga Banga's musical memory game to the Fripple Guides pattern comparisons to the fascinating Flying Spheres, this title is open-ended and exploratory--a virtual kid's laboratory of thinking skills.
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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