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LEARNING COMPANY'S 'READER RABBIT 2' AND 'TREASURE MATHSTORM!' ... NOW APPEARING IN WINDOWS!

 FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Company (NASDAQ: LRNG) announced today the release of its first Windows products in their award-winning line of children's software, "Reader Rabbit 2 for Windows" and "Treasure MathStorm! for Windows." These titles are designed to take advantage of Windows 3.1 features including enhanced graphics, digitized sound and extended help. The two Learning Company programs reinforce important reading and math skills for children, ages 5-9. Both programs have a suggested retail price of $59.95.
 With the fast-paced growth in the Windows market, consumers nationwide have expressed an increasing interest in products like "Reader Rabbit 2 for Windows" and "Treasure MathStorm! for Windows." With the powerful graphics and sound capabilities offered by Windows 3.1, children have a learning experience that is more engaging and educational and one in which they are encouraged to play longer and learn more. The extended on-line help gives parents a quick reference with visual cues from integrated graphics to use as their guide.
 Reader Rabbit and his friends take your child on a fantasy railroad trip through Wordville's Crystal Word Mine, Vowel Pond, Match Patch, and the Alphabet Dance in Reader Rabbit 2 for Windows. Specifically designed to motivate first-and second-grade children to read on their own, Reader Rabbit 2 for Windows helps develop word building and vowel- sound recognition, as well as early dictionary skills- the essential building blocks of reading. In Vowel Pond, digitized speech helps children to hear the differences between long and short vowels thereby enhancing their reading skills. Enchanting graphics and sound rivet a young reader's attention through four carefully sequenced levels.
 "Treasure MathStorm! for Windows," an alpine adventure game that builds math, time-measurement and money-changing skills for children ages 5-9. The Master of Mischief has cast an icy spell on Treasure Mountain! A winter storm wreaks havoc, scattering the treasures and freezing the magic crown. Solve the sly elves' math problems, set the clock in the Time Igloo, balance the scale in the Gold Room and count the crystals in the Crystal Cave to foil the Master and regain the crown. Treasure MathStorm! for Windows challenges children to apply a variety of real-life math and thinking skills such as counting money and making change, reading and setting clocks, mental math, understanding inequalities and recognizing number patterns.
 The program also features six customizable levels of play that give children and parents flexibility in setting up the game and in tailoring the math learning to a child's individual abilities.
 Both "Reader Rabbit 2" and "Treasure MathStorm!" have won critical acclaim and numerous awards, including Parents' Choice Awards from Parents' Choice magazine and Awards of Excellence from Technology & Learning magazine.
 These products require Windows 3.1, 4MB memory, a hard drive, an 80386 or better microprocessor, 25 MHz, a keyboard and mouse. They take full advantage of all Windows-compatible digitized sound cards and 256- color SVGA and are also compatible with 16-color VGA.
 A leader in children's educational software, The Learning Company produces an award winning series of programs, uniquely designed by a team of experts to enhance life-long learning and communications skills. The company is publicly traded as LRNG on NASDAQ and is located at 6493 Kaiser Drive, Fremont, Calif. 94555. Telephone: 510-792-2101 (main number) or 800-852-2255 (Customer Service/Tech Support).
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 /CONTACT: Sharyn A. Fitzpatrick, The Learning Company, 510-713-6011 or 800-852-2255, ext. 5/
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