Reader Rabbit 1st Grade Learning System contains a multi-subject CD-ROM entitled Capers on Cloud Nine, a CD-ROM of printable learning activities, an audio CD with nine Reader Rabbit songs, and a box of flashcards and stickers to help teach reading.
Capers on Cloud Nine!, the main component of this bundle is not new software. It was originally released in 2001 as Reader Rabbit 1st Grade: Capers on Cloud Nine! and then marketed in 2002 as Reader Rabbit 1st Grade.
However, Capers on Cloud Nine! was the top 1st grade title when it was released three years ago, and it still is. In it, kids help Reader Rabbit and his friend Sam the Lion solve the mystery of why it is raining umbrellas and galoshes.
To find clues, kids visit exotic places like “Cloud 9,”and interact with wacky characters including Irvin the Inventor, a turtle who made the machine that is creating the weather havoc. As they explore, players collect items they can use or trade with other characters later on.
Eight fabulous learning games that teach about art, math, science, and language arts are seamlessly woven into the fabric of the adventure.
Some of the academics can be challenging for kids just starting first grade, so it might be better to introduce this software during the middle of the year, or as a review before starting second grade.
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