Wizware For Children
A new line of software called Wizware, designed for children between 6 and 16, is available from Scholastic. The programs are available on disk and tape for a variety of computers including Apple II, Atari, TI-99/4A, and VIC-20.
Microzine is a children's magazine in computer format. The articles in the magazine are designed to be worked with, rather than simply read. Microzine sells for $39.95 per issue, or $149 for six bimonthly issues. The programs are compatible with Apple II and Atari 800 computers.
Turtle Tracks teaches children the fundamentals of programming by allowing them to experiment with colors and shapes as they control the movements of a "turtle."
Square Pairs teaches youngsters number matching and how to recognize words and patterns. As the children learn more, they can use the software to design their own games.
Your VIC-20 is a hands-on introduction to the VIC for first-time users. The program explains input/output devices, graphics, music, and BASIC programming.
Electronic Party allows children to create electronic greeting cards, and lets them move surprise packages through a maze. Inside each of the packages is a surprise activity that can be acted out.
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