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SANCTUARY WOODS INTRODUCES WINDOWS VERSION OF AWARD-WINNING EDUCATIONAL MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM 'SITTING ON THE FARM'

 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SWMCF; Vancouver: SWD.V) announced a Windows version of its award-winning Macintosh educational multimedia software program "Sitting on the Farm." Distributed on CD-ROM, the program teaches children (ages 7-10) reading, vocabulary and creative writing skills in English, French and Spanish.
 Since its introduction on the Macintosh in November, "Sitting on the Farm" has won several industry awards, including a Holiday Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center and a National Association of Parenting Publications' Award.
 At its core, "Sitting on the Farm" is a musical storybook comprised of four levels, playable in English, French or Spanish, through which children can explore and learn:
 -- "Listen-along" allows children to hear the story being read while the pages automatically turn.
 -- "Read-along" uses fun animation and pictures to expand children's vocabulary as they read the story to themselves or record it aloud with a microphone to hear their own voice and practice pronunciation.
 -- "Sing-along" leads children to explore musical concepts as they record themselves singing the story's song along with accompanying music from the CD-ROM.
 -- "Write-along" encourages children to be creative as they write, print and publish their own stories and coloring books.
 The Windows version of "Sitting on the Farm" will be available in March for a suggested retail price of $39.95. "Sitting on the Farm" and all of Sanctuary Woods' products are distributed in North America by Electronic Arts and sold through computer retail and consumer electronics stores, including Egghead Software and CompUSA.
 Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. is a leading developer of family- oriented entertainment and educational multimedia titles distributed on CD-ROM for Windows PC, Macintosh and 3DO platforms. Current titles include "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life," "Dennis Miller That's News to Me," "The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo" series, "The Hawaii High" series and "Sitting on the Farm."
 Founded in 1988, Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. is a public company currently traded on NASDAQ (SWMCF) and the Vancouver Stock Exchange (SWD.V). Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc., a subsidiary of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp., has sales, marketing and operations headquarters in San Mateo, Calif.
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 /CONTACT: Kristy Sager of Sanctuary Woods, 415-578-6349/
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