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PCR's guide to children's software

A look at the latest PC software and games on the market
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A recent report from research firm NPD reveals that today’s kids are using electronics and technology from the age of six years old, proving it is now more important than ever to make sure children are playing games appropriate for their age.

PCR takes a look at the latest PC software and games aimed at the little ones.

ANGRY BIRDS/ANGRY BIRDS SEASONS/ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS
SRP: £10.20 each
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution, Focus Multimedia, Target Components
THEY SAY: Angry Birds features challenging, physics-based demolition gameplay with hours and hours of replay value. Angry Birds Seasons takes players through the world’s fun holidays and festivals. Use the Force, wield your Lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers in Angry Birds Star Wars.

DISNEY'S TOY STORY 2
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Disney’s Toy Story 2 includes two action packed arcade games loaded with great gameplay, favourite characters and stunning animation. In Cone Chaos children can play as Buzz throughout three levels of difficulty with ten different and exciting puzzles per level. In Toy Shelf Showdown, players help Buzz assemble a rocket ship to defeat Emperor Zurg and his troops.

LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
SRP: £24.99
DISTRIBUTOR: CentreSoft
THEY SAY: Explore Middle-earth and experience epic battles with Orcs, Uruk-hai, the Balrog, the Witch-king, and other fearsome creatures. Wield the power of The One Ring, and enter the Twilight World of the Ringwraiths. Experience the LEGO The Lord of The Rings heroes come to life in an all-new way with the minifig characters delivering the dialogue from the films.

THE FARM
SRP: £11.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: An engaging farming simulation program to stimulate the minds of young children. If you have ever wanted to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor life of a farmer, now is your chance! Take over a farm and make it successful by ensuring that the animals are well cared for and your crops develop on your land and in the fields. Then take your produce to market to make your money.

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DORA SAVES THE CRYSTAL KINGDOM
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: With seven interactive games, Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom educates, inspires, and prepares your child for preschool. Join Dora and her friends Allie and Boots on a magical adventure to the Crystal Kingdom and get a delightful introduction to the fundamental skills of early reading, math, language, problem solving, and creativity along the way.

DISNEY PIXAR WALL-E
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia, Target Components
THEY SAY: One small robot, one giant adventure. Make space for infinite action, astronomical fun and a mission that’s out of this world! Blast enemies and obstacles, explore action packed worlds and race through the galaxy to save the planet!

COMPUTER CLASSROOM AT HOME KS STUDY PACKS
SRP: £15.31 each
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Make learning at home a fun adventure with these fantastic Computer Classroom at Home Study Packs suitable for ages 5-11. Designed to strengthen your child’s English, Maths, Reading and Spelling skills, each pack contains four superb programs. Each study pack features a comprehensive range of progressive lessons designed by experienced teachers to support children’s learning at school.

WILDLIFE CAMP
SRP: £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Build, manage and maintain your own wildlife camp in Africa, with ten different animal species and over 200 accessories and hairstyles. With over 30 different tools, items of equipment and medicines, you can explore the park area and terrain. Enjoy the challenge of endless missions and adventures with 12 training methods to teach the animals fun tricks or to prepare them for life back in the wild.

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HONESTECH CLAYMATION STUDIO 3.0 DELUXE
SRP: £40.84
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: With Honestech Claymation Studio, you can easily create stop motion video. Capture images of clay action figures, still photos and drawings using a digital camera, webcam or DV camcorder and add background images, audio, and music to create your own stop-motion movies.

JUMP AHEAD YEAR 1
SRP: £10.20
DISTRIBUTOR: Focus Multimedia, Target Components
THEY SAY: Join Frankie the dog in an interactive classroom filled with animation and song. Packed with 18 activities that cover essential skills for Year 1, this version of the award-winning original program features assessment technology and a printable workbook.

PEPPER PIG PUDDLES OF FUN
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Join in the fun with Peppa and friends and splash in the muddy puddles to reveal fun games and activities. Puddles of Fun features eight muddy, fun-filled games and puzzles that will entertain children for many hours. Both challenging and stimulating, each game is designed to help children develop early learning skills while in the company of the puddle-loving Peppa Pig.

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POSTMAN PAT SPECIAL DELIVERY SERVICE
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Postman Pat Special Delivery Service includes multiple levels of play and a creativity workshop. Use a reward system to challenge and motivate children to help develop their Maths, Thinking, Number and Letter recognition skills.

DISNEY'S PRINCESS II FASHION BOUTIQUE
SRP: £5.10
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Dreams can come true! And in Disney's Princess Fashion Boutique II, you really become a princess! With Belle, Ariel or Jasmine as your Princess guide, make a 3D model of yourself using My Virtual Model. Select from different hairstyles, skin tones, body models and then import your own face.

CONTACTS
Avanquest: 01480 496666
CentreSoft: 0121 625 3399
Gem Distribution: 01279 822 822
Focus Multimedia: 01889 570 156
Target Components: 01977 739 300

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