updated 05:00 pm EST, Mon November 14, 2005
Ladybugs for Mac OS X
Midori, an independent game developer, has released for Mac OS X, which features playful sound effects music and bright graphics. Specifically designed with small children in mind, "Ladybugs takes warm and inviting colors and combines them with three activities focusing on goal-oriented games. These activities were created to stimulate the child's spatial thinking and to encourage color recognition abilities and practice. In addition to the mind challenging activities, also taken into consideration is a healthy introduction to racing against an opponent." It is available for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later for $10.
"This activity in Ladybugs puts a child into a race against another ladybug
to find their home quicker than the other, for a lively, fun dose of
toddler competition. Another activity places the child in a colorful garden
maze in search of the "home" exit. Lastly, the third activity places the
child "ladybug" in a garden with different color homes, and the task is for
the player to guide his/her ladybug to the correct matching-color house."