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SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE INFORMATION AGE

 SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE INFORMATION AGE
 Send Kids Back to School with Interactive Tools for Learning --
 Educational Software from Davidson & Associates
 TORRANCE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bound for school in


today's Information Age, students need to be equipped with more than lunch boxes and pencils. Educational software adds a new dimension to the learning process by creating an interactive and engaging environment for children as they explore and discover new ideas and information.
 Davidson & Associates Inc. offers a variety of educational software products that make learning fun and exciting for children. Kid Works 2, Headline Harry and the Great Paper Race and Davidson's Zoo Keeper are among the company's most recent and upcoming releases.
 Kid Works 2 is a creativity kit that introduces children ages 4-10 to the fun of writing, illustrating and telling stories. Featuring a talking word processor and a full paint program, this unique software allows children to express themselves creatively to friends, parents, teachers, classmates and others using both words and pictures.
 The program features special tools to enhance learning and motivate young users. Engaging sound effects, music, colorful menu icons and a friendly graphical interface make the program intuitive and easy to use. The program's "Talking Help" feature also benefits beginning users.
 Kid Works 2 for the Macintosh Plus, SE, Classic, LC, IIsi, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, and Quadra, is brand new and has a suggested retail price of $59.95. It requires a hard-drive and 2MB for speech and 1MB without speech. The MS/PC-DOS version of Kid Works 2 will be released in October 1992.
 Headline Harry and the Great Paper Race, with full-motion Quick-Time movies, is a fast-paced learning adventure that transports players into the exciting world of newspaper journalism. Players enrich their knowledge of U.S. history and geography as important headline events, spanning four decades of American history (1950-1990), unfold across the nation.
 Players compete against the yellow journalism of the Diabolical Daily in search of clues and leads to uncover the true news story and scoop the competition. Players investigate story topics that include politics, sports, arts, entertainment and science. The program features music, sound effects and digitized speech to help players gather information and file their story.
 Headline Harry and the Great Paper Race is available for the MS/PC-DOS and Apple Macintosh computers, both with a suggested retail price of $59.95. The program will run on a Macintosh SE/30 (color- equipped), LC, II, IIx, IIsi, IIcx, IIci, IIfx, Quadra and color- equipped Powerbooks. It requires 3MB on System 6.0.7, 4MB on System 7, a hard-disk and 8-bit color.
 The 256-color MS/PC-DOS version requires 640K and supports MCGA and VGA displays. Hard-drive installation and DOS 2.1 or higher are also required.
 Davidson's Zoo Keeper, scheduled for release in September for MS/PC-DOS computers, is a unique learning adventure that teaches children ages 6-11 about animals, their habitats and the importance of working to save precious endangered species.
 The child begins the game as temporary zoo keeper at "Zoo World" and is asked to take care of the zoo and make sure its animals are all happy and healthy. As each task and challenge is successfully completed, the child is rewarded by releasing an endangered animal back to the wild.
 But beware! Several mischievous Trouble-Makers, each representing an unfortunate human characteristic (greed, ignorance, encroachment, malice), are on the loose at the zoo and must be captured in order for the child to win the game.
 The game is enhanced with real-life photos and sounds provided courtesy of the acclaimed television show "ZooLife with Jack Hanna" and the award-winning ZooLife magazine. Screens come to life with animated animals and scenery that interact with beautiful photo backgrounds.
 Davidson's Zoo Keeper requires 640K RAM on a 12MHz 286 or better MS/PC-DOS computer. VGA graphics, a hard-drive and mouse are also required.
 Davidson & Associates was founded in 1982 by educator Dr. Jan Davidson and has won national acclaim for its teacher-designed, student-tested educational products. The company will celebrate its 10- year anniversary this December.
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 /CONTACT: Liz Rich-Reardon of Davidson & Associates, 310-793-0600, ext. 230/ CO: Davidson & Associates ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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