The I Spy series of computer games are based on Jean Marzallo's picture collage books. Within an overall puppet show theme, there are I Spy puzzles that tell little stories. One, for instance, tells the tale of a baby whale looking for his mother through rhymes like "I spy a hat, brown rope with a knot, two whale eyes and a crab in a pot." Children find the mentioned objects and eventually help reunite the whales. Other activities include a puppet making game where kids must listen and follow directions, a sorting game and a Make Your Own I Spy activity. This is a great program for zeroing in on listening skills. Multiple backgrounds and puppets encourage creativity Teaches: early reading, early maths, listening, creativity and thinking skills Age Range: 3-5 I Spy Junior Puppet Playhouse System requirements: Windows: 95/98/2000/XP/works on Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8* (smaller central window), works on Windows 10; Pentium 90MHz or faster; 16MB RAM; minimum 10MBhard disk space available; 640x480 display with 256 colours; 4x cd-rom drive; windows-compatible sound card; printer optional
*On our Windows 8 test PC, we couldn't see the name we typed in at the beginning, but it was there when we entered the game.