Kids Develop Thinking Skills By Exploring Alien Planets

The Space Cadet Series is designed to help children ages 6 to 10 develop thinking, problem-solving and reasoning skills by exploring alien planets. Bumptz Science Carnival introduces the scientific properties of light, magnetism and buoyancy. It features over 200 built-in puzzles with three skill levels and a puzzle construction kit, 12 animated movie shorts and 20 hands-on experiments that students can print and perform at home. Another title, Snootz Math Trek, received the 1995 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval. On a trek with Flarm and Foozle, one discovers solutions to a range of mathematical problems, including sequencing, map reading, geometric shapes, spatial visualization and symbols. Theatrix Interactive, Emeryville, CA, (510) 658-2800. MW

This article originally appeared in the 11/01/1995 issue of THE Journal.

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