Best educational software
From: Computer Retail Week(Vol. 5, Issue 119.)
Publisher: UBM LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,169 words
Mindscape's Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing was chosen the best educational software product for 1995 for its interactive teaching methods that allow students to progress at their own pace. The program provides progress reports on numerous students, as well as on-screen accuracy and speed meters. Older titles continue to be popular in 1995, such as Disney's Animated StoryBook: The Lion King, Disney's Alladin Activity Center and the Learning Company's Reader Rabbit's Interactive Reading Journey. The channel is becoming inundated with titles, and retailers are beginning to stock only publishers with proven records. Although sales are growing, they dropped slightly from 1994, probably due to the hand-me-down phenomena. Families with more than one child will purchase a title and continue to use it with younger children. Retailers hope to entice parents with dedicated children's software sections.