|In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with more people, there are other benefits from early language instruction, including improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills.|
Vocabulary areas covered:
Alphabet - introduction to letter sounds.
Basic vocabulary words related to the immediate environment (e.g. objects, animals, fruits andvegetables, occupations, family members and more).
Adjectives and verbs, Numbers, Prepositions.
Sentence and grammar areas covered:
Sentence structure; Adjective placement.
Verb tense (e.g. present, past, future).
This software also contributes to:
Decoding the meaning of words in the second language using context, visual clues and sounds.
Use of mother tongue to understand the second language, Concentrating and following instructions.
Practicing, repeating and integrating.
Two game styles: Adventure or Activities Only.
Three curriculum levels.
Choose to learn either French or Spanish as a second language.
Educational activities seamlessly integrated.
Colorful environments and endearing characters in a rich 3D environment.
Real-time control of the main character.
For ages 6 to 10.
System Requirements: DVD-ROM.
Platform: WIN 2000,XP,VISTA/MAC 10.4 OR LATER/DVD SOFTWARE.
The Story: Just when Mia's grandmother, Mimi is about to win this year's art competition, the lights go out. When they finally come back on, Mimi is gone, and so are the Sparklies that were to be the prize. Romaine however is still around, so who could have done something this evil and why? Help Mia look for her granny and unravel the truth behind this caper, all while practicing Spanish or French as a second language.