In this new software title, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto stumble upon a spooky learning adventure when they enter an old mansion. They find themselves locked inside with three friendly but mischievous ghosts who have hidden the six keys necessary to escape.
How to Play
As children explore the mansion, they discover that the ghosts will reveal the keys as a prize for playing games with them. Kids rebuild suits of armor by using math skills, including number identification, addition, and subtraction. They fix a grandfather clock by pairing up gears that rhyme, or are opposites. Other games have children exploring alphabetization, reading and spelling, music, and spatial relationships.
This software is outstanding for several reasons. It has a fun premise (exploring a spooky house), great characters (who doesn't love Mickey and Donald?), interesting learning activities with multiple levels, and helpful ?Ghost Tutorials.? Whenever a child is struggling, one of the ghosts appears as a professorial poltergeist to explain the learning concepts. Other great features include a Parents? Section with performance feedback and numerous off-computer learning activities.
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