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Resource File: Early Childhood -- Tools

Updated List of Early Childhood Software (unannotated)

Below is a comprehensive listing of early education software products. Inclusion in this list does not mean that NCIP is endorsing any product or manufacturer. NCIP strongly encourages readers to explore a range of products with qualified personnel in their area.

REFERENCE: Amy Staples and Jane Steelman, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8135, 919-966-7486, BBS & FAX: 919-966-3864. Last updated: September 9, 1996.



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Program: Amazing Writing Machine
Age Group: Elementary
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $40.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Bailey's Book House
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Edmark
Approximate Price: $64.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Beauty and the Beast
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Big Book Maker
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.94/ $35.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: Circletime Tales
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $95.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: CottonTales
Age Group:
Publisher: GameCo
Approximate Price:
Compatibility:

Program: CoWriter
Age Group: School-Age/ Adult
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $290.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Create with Garfield
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: DLM
Approximate Price: $25.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Creative Writer
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Microsoft
Approximate Price: $39.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Cue-Writer
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Communication Skill Builders
Approximate Price: Catalog #7539/ Item #6585
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Discuss Book Series
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Discus
Approximate Price: $19.00 each/ $389.00 Ed Pak
Compatibility: CD ROM

Program: Dr. Pete's Picturewriter
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher:
Approximate Price:
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Electric Crayon: Holidays and Seasons, Dinosaurs are Forever, Letters for You
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Merit Software/ Potarware
Approximate Price: $9.95/ $11.95/ $20.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Explora-Story Programs
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: W.K. Bradford
Approximate Price: $75.00 each
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Face Maker' Golden Edition
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Pelican/ Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $39.95/ $25.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: First Letter Fun
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: MECC
Approximate Price: $29.95 (?)
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Fun from A to Z
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: MECC
Approximate Price: $32.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Gateway Stories
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $125.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Gingerbread Man
Age Group: Preschool/ Elementary
Publisher: CLDS
Approximate Price: $19.95
Compatibility:

Program: I Can Play Too
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Mayer-Johnson
Approximate Price: $89.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Imagination Express, Oceans, Rain Forest, Neighborhood
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Edmark
Approximate Price: $39.95
Compatibility: Macintosh-CD ROM

Program: Inspiration
Age Group: School-Age/ Adult
Publisher: Inspiration Software
Approximate Price: $140.00
Compatibility:

Program: IntelliTalk
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Intellitools
Approximate Price: $39.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Just Me and My Dad- Interactive Storybook
Age Group: Preschool/ Early Elementary
Publisher: GT Interactive
Approximate Price: $44.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Kid Cuts
Age Group: All Ages
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $29.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Kid Desk
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Edmark
Approximate Price: $39.95/ $27.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Kid Pix
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $37.95/ $59.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Kid Pix Companion
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $26.96/ $39.93
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Kid Pix 2
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price:
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Kid Works 2
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Davidson & Associates
Approximate Price: $9.95 (?)
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Kid's Time Storywriter
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher:
Approximate Price:
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Kids Studio
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: CyberPuppy Software, Inc.
Approximate Price: $35.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Living Book Series: Arthur's Teachers Trouble, Just Grandma and Me, New Kids on the Block, Tortoise and the Hare, Dr. Seuss' ABC's
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $63.95/ $49.95
Compatibility: CD ROM

Program: McGee
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Broderbund Educational Resources
Approximate Price: $25.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: McGee at the Fun Fair
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Broderbund Educational Resources
Approximate Price: $25.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Macintosh

Program: McGee Visits Katie's Farm
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Broderbund Educational Resources
Approximate Price: $25.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Macintosh

Program: Monsters and Make Believe
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Pelican/ Pelican/ Toucan, a division of Queue, Inc.
Approximate Price: $49.95/ $35.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: Muppet' Slate
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Wings for Learning/ Sunburst
Approximate Price: $75.00
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Muppet Word Book
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Wings for Learning
Approximate Price: $65.00
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: My Own Stories
Age Group: Ages 8-14
Publisher: MECC
Approximate Price: $29.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: My Words
Age Group: Elementary School
Publisher: Hartley
Approximate Price:
Compatibility:

Program: Once Upon A Time...Series Vol. I, II, III
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Compu-Teach'
Approximate Price: $49.95/ VI $25.95/ VII $/ VIII $31.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: Paint with Words
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: MECC
Approximate Price: $29.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure
Age Group: Ages 6-10
Publisher: EA*Kids, a division of Electronic Arts
Approximate Price: $32.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Pow! Zap! Kerplunk!
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Pelican/ Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95/ $35.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: Predict It
Age Group: School-Age/ Adults
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $150.00 single/ $525.00 user pack of 5
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Read Along Series
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Berta-Max, Inc.
Approximate Price: $79.90
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Reader Rabbit 2
Age Group: Preschool/ School Age
Publisher: The Learning Company
Approximate Price: $35.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Reading Magic Library/ Flodd, the Bad Guy
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age (?)
Publisher: Tom Snyder Productions
Approximate Price: $44.95/ $31.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Reading Magic Library, Jack and the Bean Stalk
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age (?)
Publisher: Tom Snyder Productions
Approximate Price: $44.95/ $31.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: Robot Writers
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Pelican/ Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95/ $35.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: Sheila Ray the Brave Interactive Songs with text by Living Books
Age Group: Elementary
Publisher: Living Books
Approximate Price: $39.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: Speaking Dynamically
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Mayer-Johnson Co.
Approximate Price: $299.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: StoryBook Weavers
Age Group: Ages 6-14
Publisher: MECC
Approximate Price: $29.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Storytime Tales
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $95.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: SuperStories Titles include: Sarah's Surprise, Andy Finds a Turtle, Andy Opens Wide, Patrick & Emma Lou, A Smile from Andy, Fair and Square
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Jason & Nordic Publishers
Approximate Price: $34.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: The Backyard
Age Group: Ages 3-6
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $30.00
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM/ Tandy/ Windows

Program: The Children's Writing & Publishing Center
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: The Learning Company
Approximate Price: $56.95
Compatibility: Apple IIe/ Apple IIGS

Program: The Little Mermaid
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: The Manhole
Age Group: All Ages
Publisher: Cyan, Inc.
Approximate Price: $29.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: The Playroom
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Broderbund Software
Approximate Price: $49.95/ $33.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe/ IBM/ Macintosh

Program: The Print Shop Deluxe
Age Group: All Ages
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $49.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: The Print Shop
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $59.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ Apple IIGS/ IBM

Program: The Treehouse
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Broderbund
Approximate Price: $44.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program: The Whole Neighborhood
Age Group: Preschool
Publisher: Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95
Compatibility: Apple IIGS/ Apple IIe

Program: The Writing Center
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: The Learning Company
Approximate Price:
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Thinkin Things/ Thinkin Things 2
Age Group: Preschool/ School-Age
Publisher: Edmark
Approximate Price: $39.95
Compatibility: Macintosh/ IBM

Program:Three Princesses
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Pelican/ Toucan
Approximate Price: $49.95
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Wiggle Works
Age Group: School-Age
Publisher: Apple
Approximate Price: $40.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Word Tales
Age Group: Age 4-7
Publisher: Time Warner Interactive Group
Approximate Price: $39.00
Compatibility: Macintosh/ MPC (IBM)

Program: Write Outloud
Age Group: School-Age/ Adults
Publisher: Don Johnston, Inc.
Approximate Price: $125.00
Compatibility: Macintosh

Program: Zoom Books/ Four Footed Friends
Age Group: Ages 3 and Up
Publisher: T/Maker Company
Approximate Price: $35.00
Compatibility: Macintosh/ Windows (IBM compatible)


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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)  in collaboration with the Center for Literacy and Disabilities (CLD)  at Duke University.   NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by CLD, NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government.  This site was last updated in September 1998. 

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