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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

L is for The Learning Company

I'm currently participating in 
an ABC's for homeschooling challenge.  
Since it falls on Tuesdays, 
I am adding a technological slant to the challenge.  
I hope you stay tuned and enjoy my entries.
The Learning Company has a website.
I still remember learning about how to use technology in the classroom.  Back in the mid 1990's, the educational software was simple but limited.  The memory in a computer could not hold the progress my son would make on Amazon Trail.  Every time we played it, we would try to get as far as we could before losing.  
With time, technology has changed.  Our computers, and the available software, can do so much more.  For example, The Learning Company has amassed quite a few titles of educational software to choose from.  According to Wikipedia, this company was founded in 1980.  Its parent company is now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Here are some of the software that we personally own:

Adventure Workshop Preschool-1st Grade

The series above (Preschool-1st Grade) includes:  Paddington The World Mystery Tour; Reader Rabbit Personalized Reading; and Millie & Bailey Kindergarten.  

The series below (Preschool-1st Grade) includes Arthur's Computer Adventures (which is not in picture), Little Bear Rainy Day Activities, and Dr. Seuss Kindergarten.  

The blue CD below is Reader Rabbit Preschool for ages 3-5.

Adventure Workshop Preschool-1st Grade
Adventure Workshop 1st-3rd Grade

The above series (1st-3rd Grade) includes: Cluefinders Mystery of the Monkey Kingdom; Reader Rabbit's Reading Ages 6-9; and Reader Rabbit Personalized Math Ages 6-9.  

Also in the picture is Arthur's Wilderness Rescue, which is for, as the CD says, building"critical-thinking and problem-solving skills."

Thinking and writing software by The Learning Company

Mission: T.H.I.N.K. provides problem-solving challenges for ages 7-12.   

Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center is for ages 6-10.

Carmen Sandiego and Clue Finders

Above to the left is Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?  Mission One

To the right is The ClueFinders 6th Grade Adventures: The Empire of the Plant People.

The extensive listing above is just a sampling of the educational software we own that The Learning Company has developed over the years.  I have to be honest, I am very partial to Amazon Trail.  We have that in the third edition.  I don't really know if it works on any of our computers.  I also liked the Carmen Sandiego series, too.  That one also has the Carmen Sandiego Word Detective CD.

Well, thanks for reading this entry.  I hope I have provided a fun way to teach your children.  The Learning Company software provides a wonderful, fun-filled way for your children to learn.  Next week, I will be covering the letter M.  Stay tuned!

How about you, my readers?  Are you a fan of educational software?  Would you use educational applications for an iPad or an iPhone for your children?  I believe using educational software, including that of The Learning Company, can be helpful.  I encourage you to expose your children to education through technology.

I pray that God gives you all, my beloveds, His wisdom and peace.

This has been an entry for the Technology Tuesdays series.


  1. Mama Kautz,

    Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.

    What's not to love about such a cool teaching company? :)

    Rebecca G.

  2. Oh I remember The Learning Company programs! We had Reader Rabbit, Amazon Trail, and a whole bunch of the JumpStart ones. My kids loved those! They were all Win95 though and we had to toss them when we got all Windows 7 computers. :(

  3. Dawn,

    I tried out the Amazon Trail on my laptop, which has Windows 7. The screen blinked a lot, but I did not try other options through the control panel's add and remove software.

    I think of the company very fondly because my oldest started out on them and now my 6 year-old is using them, too.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Rebecca G.


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