TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--CD-ROM Product Category
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Star Trek The Next Generation: On Board the U.S.S. Enterprise
by BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES
This book lets you explore the Enterprise NCC-1701-D in amazing high-resolution 3D. Using original blueprints, diagram and scans, you can take a tour of the famous starship with the book and CD-ROM. The book was written by Star Trek expert team Denise and Michael Okuda. Launch date: February 2013. 1/8/2013 (Price: $18.99)
Caspar Babypants - This Is Fun
by AURORA ELEPHANT MUSIC
This album is full of elephants and tigers and rain and cuckoos and babies and flies and centipedes and googly eyes and acoustic guitars and pianos and clear, funny stories inside the super lovely songs. Launch Date: 2010
— “Caspar Babypants has been huge. I don't know where he's from, but his stuff is extremely popular and parents say that it doesn't drive them crazy to listen to it,” said Valla Wagner, co-owner of Teaching Toys & Books
in Tacoma, Wash.
— Owner Joan Hewitt of Wind Up Here
in Olympia, Wash., sells “probably 12+ a month… We got to have him live in the store!” 1/19/2011 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
I Used to be Afraid of...Variety Pack
by CREATIVE TEACHING PRESS
This 12-book set of readers is designed to help alleviate children's fears by providing a fascinating, up-close look at how "scary" creatures live and why people do not need to be afraid of them. Featuring the magnificent images by Dwight Kuhn, one of America's leading nature photographers, these readers aim to help children appreciate the positive contribution animals make to our world. The text includes sensible precautions people should take when interacting with the animals to avoid being harmed. The included two-CD set features audio read-alongs to complement the readers with 12 bonus tracks featuring comprehension questions based on information found in each book, and wait time is provided to pause the CD to allow students time to recall what they have just heard or read and to then verbally respond. Following the pause, the answers are given so that students can check their responses. 9/1/2010 (Price: $51.87) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Writing Boosters - A Creative Writing Program
by WORLD CLASS LEARNING MATERIALS INC.
Writing Boosters is a comprehensive, supplemental writing program carefully aligned to the Core Curriculum. The program contains a CD, wall posters, story cutouts and 30 pages of activities and strategies. The CD is a dramatic reading of the story with sound effects to engage students. "This is a 'Pick Up and Teach Product', ready for teacher use right out of the box," Bruce Brown, President of World Class Learning Materials told TDmonthly
. 9/1/2010 (Price: $119.76) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
More Boomwhackers® Games CD
by RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC
More games for pre-K through 2nd grade by the arranger of the Boomwhackers® Games CD. 8/20/2010 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
"Panda-Cutie and YOU... in Los Angeles" for SMART KIDS ONLY!
by Satisfaction Guaranteed LLC
"Panda-Cutie and YOU... in Los Angeles" for SMART KIDS ONLY! features Panda-Cutie who takes children ages 8 to 16 on a fascinating city tour of Los Angeles. This E-Book on CD-ROM comes in a sturdy cover and is ready for easy download to a PC or laptop. It serves as a unique travel guide for parents who like to make a trip to L.A. with their kids and want to have a preview of what to expect. The program also includes useful information about transportation, parking, admission fees, etc. Features 177 A-4 pages with more than 150 photos of Panda-Cutie strolling around; and even having his picture taken with celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Peter Fonda, Olivia Newton-John, Hector Elizondo, and others. 5/6/2010 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Keyboard Town PALS Educational Software
by KEYBOARD TOWN PALS LLC
Keyboard Town PALS educational CD-ROM or web-based software is designed to teach children to type on a computer keyboard in one hour using association with puppets who live in a fictional town. Children of all learning aptitudes can enjoy the puppets' humor, music and stories while learning to type in a stress-free environment avoiding repetitive, boring drills. "The Keyboard Town PALS product stands in stark contrast to all other traditional typing products. Our method, unlike other methods, is able to accelerate the learning process to teach children to type in one hour. Parents and educators now have an alternative option permitting their children to enjoy a fun, fast and easy way of keyboarding and avoid endless repetitive boring exercises that are slow and frustrating, taking months and sometimes years to learn," Donna Katz, president of Keyboard Town PALS, LLC, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $39.95)
MobiCam Internet Kit
by MOBI Technologies, Inc.
The MobiCam AV Internet Kit works when the video camera with microphone transmits picture and sound wirelessly to the MobiCam AV’s receiver. Using a USB cable, the picture and sound are input to the computer’s USB input, and read by the MobiCam Anywhere Software. The MobiCam Anywhere Software broadcasts the full-motion images and sound from the Camera in real time to a personalized, secure website that the user creates. The picture and sound can then be accessed by using any PC’s Internet browser — from anywhere in the world — simply by accessing the personalized website or by using any Windows Media Player capable cell phone or PDA. "It provides live audio/video streaming. The motion sensor settings will send you e-mails or text messages alerting you that motion has been detected," Andrew Buckband, national sales manager for MOBI Technologies, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: 2009. 4/27/2009 (Price: $79.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Morton Subotnick's Creating Music Series
by ALFRED PUBLISHING
Children can compose and experience music at the most basic level, before ever picking up an instrument or learning to read. This series of interactive music activities facilitates experimenting with the fundamentals of pitch, rhythm and sounds of various instruments and styles of music. Children can compose their own music using the musical canvas feature, which "lets children experiment with composing music visually — they paint at the top for a high note, bottom for a low note, and use a variety of instruments, including rhythm section," Marina Terteryan, marketing coordinator for Alfred Publishing, told TDmonthly
. The series includes "Making Music," "Making More Music," "Hearing Music," "Playing Music," "World of Music" (beginner) and "World of Music" (intermediate). Launch date: April 2008. 1/9/2009 (Price: $39.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Barbie iDesign Ultimate Stylist Cards and CD-ROM
by MATTEL INC.
This set includes fashion cards that can be layered to create different looks for Barbie, plus a CD-ROM so that girls can design on the computer as well. 12/1/2008 (Price: $35.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Berlitz Digital Interactive
by LANGENSCHEIDT PUBLISHING GROUP
From the #1 most respected name in language learning, Berlitz Interactive provides three easy ways to learn a new language: on your PC, in your car, or on the go. Inside, the best-selling Berlitz Guaranteed all-audio course provide the foundations of conversation and everyday language. Add to that the acclaimed Berlitz Word Traveler™ game, currently available only as in-flight entertainment on major international airlines, including Lufthansa, China Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. For the first time ever this language learning game will be available as a consumer CD-ROM inside this Berlitz Interactive program. 11/10/2008 (Price: $29.95)
Night Before Christmas Book Series
by PC Treasures, Inc.
With this collection of children’s CDs and read-along stories, kids can join the Little Mermaid, the Three Pigs, the Gingerbread Man and the Three Bears as they ring in the season. Each charming Christmas adventure is told in delightful original verse, telling tales with holiday humor and celebrating the joys of family. Included with every book is a CD with a captivating read-along narration by the legendary Nigel Lambert that is jam-packed with exciting bonus features, including all-new Christmas songs, a bouncy music video and a fully animated mini-movie with highlighted words that let kids follow along and learn to read as the story comes to life before their eyes. The Night Before Christmas series will create merry Christmas memories for years to come. "The included 'Stories Come Alive' CD is full of enormous value that is unrivaled in the children's book marketplace," Brian Austin, president of PC Treasures, Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: October 8, 2008. 10/2/2008 (Price: $6.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Fruit Flies Picnic Interactive CD-ROM
by SMARTPICKS INC.
The award-winning Fruit Flies Picnic Book is now a fun interactive learning tool including 100 pop-up windows with fun fruit facts and history. Learn about 48 fruits, 16 fruit-veggies, and 25 vegetables. Bonus features: audio narration, animated characters, clickable graphics, printable nutrition facts and supplemental documents with over 130 discussion questions. Can be used individually or as a whole class activity. Windows and Mac compatible. Winner of the 2008 Dr Toys 100 Best children’s Products Award and 2007 Best New Product of the Year Finalist- Stevie’ Awards for Women in Business. 9/23/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Games of Math 3 - Multiplication
by HELP ME 2 LEARN COMPANY
Learning multiplication facts and related lessons is now a truly exciting game. Students begin at the appropriate level: beginning, intermediate or advanced. There is a practice section to work on specific multiplication problems. Then the student builds skills while playing challenging games such as; baseball, long jump, basketball or bowling. Each of these games has 11 levels of play. 9/11/2008 (Price: $32.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Language Arts Review 3a – with Sports
by HELP ME 2 LEARN COMPANY
Designed for students of all ages who need to develop or review basic Language Arts and Reading Comprehension skills. The course features Sports-inspired “Coach” led tutorials, Learn the Words sessions, and adrenaline-charged, fun-filled games to make learning a true journey. Students will master syllables, spelling, word families, and the entire range of topics. Winner of Computers for Youth Family Learning Software Award 2008. 9/11/2008 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Letters & Numbers
by HELP ME 2 LEARN COMPANY
Beginning reading and math builds the foundation for success with this content-packed interactive program. Includes 11 sing-a-long songs and 15 two-level activities to teach children letter names, numbers, phonics, basic addition and more. The Super Star System gives students an incentive to repeat an activity until a gold star is awarded. Winner of a National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 9/11/2008 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by BRIGHTER MINDS MEDIA
Developed under collaboration by Large Animal Games and Lifetime Games, Fashion Solitaire allows players to design clothing collections, assemble outfits, and email fashion show photos to friends. Launch date: June 2008. 9/10/2008 (Price: $19.95)
by AUDIOSTREAM INC.
Karaoke Edge is a new computer game published by Audiostream Inc. Karaoke Edge allows users to play the game in a computer or use it as a regular karaoke disc in a karaoke machine. Karaoke Edge offers users the chance to show off their vocal talents and be scored on their performances. New releases of Karaoke Edge are offered quarterly. "The Karaoke Edge computer game is included on a unique Hybrid CD+G disc which can be used in a variety of ways: Users can play the Karaoke Edge game, sing karaoke using a Windows PC, or use the disc in a karoke machine or regular CD player," explained Chris Wright, VP of sales for AUDIOStream. "This feature gives the product flexibility and an appeal to both karaoke machine owners and PC owners." Launch date: 07/29/2008 8/21/2008 (Price: $14.99)
Mind Benders A1-A2 Software Track & Field Complex
by THE CRITICAL THINKING CO.
The deductive thinking puzzles help children develop the logic, reading comprehension and mental organization skills vital to achieving high grades and top test scores in all subjects. “They're also great for developing real-life, problem solving skills,” Nile Duppstadt II, vice president of sales and marketing at The Critical Thinking Company, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: May 16, 2008. 5/30/2008 (Price: $25.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pet Vet 3D: Animal Hospital Down Under
by VIVA MEDIA
In this program, animal lovers work at a veterinary office to take care of dolphins, koalas, kangaroos and other animals, also training some of the characters and taking time for fun activities such as shopping and swimming. 2/18/2008
by BRIGHTER MINDS MEDIA
From the creators of Diner Dash, this comedic game about the workplace gives each player Denise’s job of trying to motivate and keep control of some crazy coworkers. It features more than 40 animated sitcom scenes, 11 employees and four types of work tasks. It is rated “T” for crude humor, mild suggestive themes and use of tobacco. Availability is exclusive to Target. Launch date: March 1, 2008. 2/18/2008 (Price: $19.95)
Easy Link™ Internet Launch Pad
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
The launch pad allows kids to easily and safely connect to websites all by themselves. Kids simply plug an Easy Link character smart key into the launch pad, and the smart key will automatically link them directly, securely and only to the character’s official website, blocking access to any other Internet site, link or pop up. And once they’re there, it keeps them there. The pad is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and 2000. This product is not compatible with a Mac. Each launch pad comes with three Easy Link character smart keys. 1/29/2008 (Price: $30.00)
by LEGACY INTERACTIVE
In this “service” style game, players must take on the job of curing some of the wackiest patients they have ever met. There are 40 levels and four different medical settings where patients suffer from Baboonic Plague, Mother Goose Bumps, third degree sideburns and more. Win Hospital challenges and discover one’s rare and special abilities to help you save the world from the funniest outbreaks ever. Launch date: March 2008. 1/18/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Tuttles Madcap Misadventures
by LEGACY INTERACTIVE
The hilarious arcade adventure game follows the Tuttle family as they embark on their family vacation to the Alamo. Forty engaging levels of side scrolling action detailed with beautiful art. Players are treated to animated, comic style cut scenes bought to life by the voices of Ashley Tisdale, William Shatner, Bob Saget, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dave Coulier, Dave Thomas and Dominic Scott Kay. Launch date: March 2008. 1/18/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Zoo Vet 2: Endangered Animals
by LEGACY INTERACTIVE
Players will care for cuddly otters as well as dangerous lions, while interacting with entertaining staff and visitors. Players will travel around the zoo performing check-ups, and teaming up with vet technicians to use medical tools for investing and treating mysterious ailments. As players become more successful they move up in the ranks to become the “World’s Greatest Zoo Vet!” Launch date: November 2007. 1/18/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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