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CD-ROM AND WINDOWS VERSIONS OF DAVIDSON'S 'KID WORKS 2' AND 'MATH BLASTER: IN SEARCH OF SPOT' TO SHIP SOON

 Two of Davidson's Best-Selling Titles Will Be Available
 in November for Most Major Hardware Platforms
 TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Davidson & Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVD) today announced that CD-ROM and Windows versions of the company's best-selling Davidson's "Kid Works 2" and "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot" will be available in November of this year. Each product will have a suggested retail price of $59.95 and will be available at most major computer and software retail chains nationwide.
 With the addition of these versions, "Kid Works 2" will be available for DOS, Macintosh, Windows and CD-ROM; "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot" in DOS, Windows and CD-ROM formats.
 "Customers will have more hardware options than ever for Davidson software," said Jan Davidson, president and founder of Davidson & Associates Inc. "We're pleased to now offer multimedia CD-ROM titles in both the consumer and school markets. These two products have been extremely popular, with `Math Blaster' titles selling over 1.5 million copies and recently receiving the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. `Kid Works 2' has won acclaim with awards such as a `Codie' from the Software Publishers Association, an `Award of Excellence' from Technology & Learning magazine and `Best Software Award' from Child magazine."
 "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot"
 "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot" is a learning adventure game that teaches basic math facts, problem-solving and mental math skills to children ages six to 12. The software uses animation and high- resolution graphics in four integrated activities that challenge players to help Blasternaut rescue Spot, a space character who has been captured by Blasternaut's enemy, the Trash Alien. Other features include 50,000 possible math problems, the ability to customize math data, six levels of play and eight different subjects.
 "Kid Works 2"
 Davidson's "Kid Works 2" is a creativity kit that allows children ages four to 12 to write, paint, illustrate, print and hear stories they create. The software features a word processor, a full-featured paint program and patented text-to-speech technologies. With "Kid Works 2," children can write stories with words or icons on primary-ruled paper or a blank screen; be artistic with coloring book pictures or create their own paintings; then combine the stories and pictures and have their stories read back to them.
 System Requirements for "Kid Works 2"
 "Kid Works 2" for Windows requires a 12 MHz 286 or faster IBM or compatible computer; Windows 3.1; 4 MB Ram; a hard drive with 6 MB free space; a VGA or SVGA monitor; and a mouse. A sound card such as Sound Blaster or Pro Audio Spectrum Plus is also required.
 The CD-ROM edition of "Kid Works 2" includes both Mac and Windows versions. The system requirements are:
 Macintosh Windows
 Macintosh LC and II series 16 MHz 386 IBM or compatible
 System 7.0 or higher Windows 3.1
 4 MB RAM 4 MB RAM
 256 color 16 or 256 color
 CD-ROM drive CD-ROM drive
 Mouse
 A Windows-compatible sound
 accessory
 System Requirements for "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot"
 The Windows version of "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot" requires a 16 MHz 386 or higher IBM or compatible computer; Windows 3.1; 4 MB RAM; a hard drive with 10 MB free space; a VGA or SVGA color monitor; and a mouse. A sound card such as Sound Blaster or Pro Audio Spectrum Plus is also required.
 "Math Blaster: In Search of Spot" for CD-ROM has the same hardware requirements as the Windows version with the addition of a CD-ROM drive. With the CD-ROM version, 10 MB of hard disk space is not required.
 Customers can upgrade from one format to another for $19.95 (plus $5 shipping) by calling Davidson at 800-545-7677.
 Davidson & Associates Inc. is a leading publisher of educational software for the home and school markets. Founded in 1982 by educator Dr. Jan Davidson, the company has won national acclaim for teacher- designed, student-tested software such as the Math Blaster series, Kid Works 2 and Kid CAD in the home market, and English Express and Story Club in schools.
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 /CONTACT: Linda Duttenhaver, Davidson & Associates, 310-793-0600, ext. 230/
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