CD-ROM Roundup

August 1, 1998


Publisher &


Release Date



Target Audience

Estimated Street Price (US$)

Arthur’s Computer Adventure

Br¿derbund Software,

Novato, CA


Arthur, star of the eponymous PBS TV series and paperback books, leads kids through five activities showcasing world geography, reading vocabulary, ocean biology, fire rescue and budget shopping.

Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh

3 to 7


Disney’s Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa

Disney Interactive, Burbank, CA


The crazy duo that debuted in The Lion King teach kids typing and keyboarding skills through lessons and tutorials that are reinforced with scorecards, progress reports and printable certificates.

Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh

6 and up


Dr. Seuss Preschool

Br¿derbund, Novato, CA


Horton the Elephant leads preschoolers on a learning adventure to help baby Elma find her mother. Skills developed include logic, phonics, letters, numbers and creativity.

Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh

2 to 4



Edmark, Redmond, Washington


The second in Edmark’s Thinkin’ Science Series places kids in the Wonderdome, which has been struck by lightening. Players must learn the physical science of light, sound and electricity in order to repair the building in time for an evening rock concert.

Windows 95, Windows 3.1, Macintosh

8 to 12


CD-ROM Roundup profiles upcoming titles aimed at children anywhere from preschool to late teen. If you have a unique new CD-ROM in the works, give Mary Maddever a shout at (416) 408-2300 or

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