updated 11:55 am EST, Wed November 2, 2005
Didi and Ditto First Grade
Kutoka today released , its learning package designed to help children practice thinking skills, literacy skills, math skills, science, and creativity. Children can play the game as a learning adventure or choose specific skills to practice. Aimed at boys and girls ages five to seven, features include activities designed to reinforce topics that children are learning in School, three difficulty levels, an evaluation report to track progress, and 3D graphics with film-quality animations. Didi and Ditto (First Grade) helps to sharpen math skills such as measuring; natural numbers; skip counting; mental arithmetic; addition and subtraction; shapes, forms and their attributes.
Literacy skills include associating letters, syllables and images to words; acquiring new vocabulary; sentence structure and punctuation; word spelling; recognizing word origins; rhymes; opposites; plurals; proper nouns and common nouns. Science exercises cover identifying and classifying objects; learning about human and animal anatomy; sorting objects that belong to the living and the non-living; and reading a map. Creativity practices include playing and creating short musical pieces; color mixing; and creating two-dimensional drawings. Thinking skills teach logical thinking, problem solving; and cause-effect relationships.