D.W. the Picky Eater - Box

D.W. the Picky Eater
Ages 3-7

Lena, age 6 with help from Joseph, almost 9 tested this one. The program was easy to install and open. Without looking at documentation, Lena was easily able to figure out how to navigate through the modules (forward, backward, asking for help, or repeating modules).

Her favorite module by far was the Play House, and she kept returning to it. Save the Garden was next, but did not seem to be very challenging. She went through it somewhat easily, but did not go back.

She attempted Family Picnic, a sly introduction into the food groups and what is good nutrition and Story Maker, but these did not seem to grab her attention as much. Pre-readers will have to work their way through these modules without reading - it is probably much more fun for readers. Sticker Fun was fun, but again, this module can be a lot of work for a pre reader.

Overall, she liked the program very much, and it has potential of a game she could come back too as her skills grow. For example, she will outgrow the Play House soon, and grow into the reading/creating modules. Lastly, she liked having DW as the main character with Arthur playing support.

Reviewed by Lena and Joseph M.

  • D.W. the Picky Eater $29.95
  • © Broderbund/Living Books 1998
  • Windows 3.1/95/98, Mac System7.1 or higher
  • (6/99)