Brand: DK MULTIMEDIA
Genre: Childrens Reference Software
Label: DK Multimedia
Manufacturer: DK Multimedia
OperatingSystem: Windows Me
Publisher: DK Multimedia
Studio: DK Multimedia
Title: The Jolly Post Office Ages 4-8
Amazon.comThe Jolly Post Office is an original and delightful CD-ROM, with all the charm of Janet and Allan Ahlberg's bestselling Jolly Postman books.
The child has been left in charge of the Jolly Post Office. It's a very busy day with much to do, letters to sort, parcels to weigh and stamp, broken packages to mend, and where's Jack? Jack has to be found. The post office is a very popular place, with visitors coming and going, and a lot for the child to do and explore. There are six games, and each game has three levels of difficulty. The level can be adjusted by using the selector on the yellow telephone.
The program starts at the post office counter, and there is a choice of whether to send postcards, sort letters, swap stamps on the Internet, help customers, mend parcels, or personalize stationary. The child can send postcards to Jack on his travels around Europe, learning all about maps, flags, and different countries. When sorting the jumbled letters, children can give the Jolly Postman his cup of tea and, if they are really quick, can catch him sleeping and watch his dream. There is a World Stamp Book available on the Internet. Players can design their own stamp, start a collection in their own stamp album, and enter their designs in the World Stamp Book, collecting other children's designs from around the world. By weighing the parcels belonging to the Jolly Postman's fairytale friends and calculating the correct postage, the children are helping the customers. Some of the packages get broken in transit, and the child is asked to put them together again so that they can be delivered. Last of all, there is personalized stationery. Children can make and print their own letters, cards, and invitations. There are over 100 different clip art designs from which to choose.
Children will love helping in the post office, and with so many educational games and activities, they'll be learning as they play. --Lynne Unwin