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  • Item #: 049847
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 058931
    Retail: $9.99
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    Mavis combines award-winning typing instruction, animated teen instructors, and a fun learning environment to help your kids master their keyboarding skills. Features 3 skill levels, 250 lessons, 200 practice session topics, and 10 games; and it provides detailed tracking of your student's progress. Tech support is available 24 hrs if you have any trouble. Here are the system requirements: Windows: Windows 7, Vista, XP S3 (admin privileges required.) Mac: 10.5 or higher. You will need speakers, a keyboard and a mouse. ~Sara

  • Item #: 031007
    Retail: $19.99
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    With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.

    Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks

    Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Rachel

  • Item #: 074497
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  • Item #: 060676
    ISBN: 9780739096390
    Retail: $14.99
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  • Item #: 045999
    Retail: $29.99
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    System requirements for Windows: Windows 10/8/7, Pentium® P4, 580 MB Hard Drive Space, 800 x 600 16-Bit or Higher Display, 16-Bit Sound Card, Speakers or Headphones

  • Item #: 025468
    ISBN: 9780970235756
    Retail: $29.95
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    Designed especially for "beginning" quitters, this introduction to the Piano for Life series is the first place to start if you're looking into this program. In this 90-minute video, piano instructor Mark Almond explains why there are so many quitters, and how a more holistic approach, based on chords and harmony, is much more successful than simply and slowly learning notes. The video teaches aspiring pianists the simple rules of harmony without bogging them down in musical notation, and introduces them to the standard chord symbols used by professionals in non-technical language and with plenty of examples. Beginners and "quitters" of all ages can learn from and enjoy this introduction, which will give them a good foundation in most styles of piano music, including classical, pop, jazz, and more. And if you don't have a piano, that's fine - keyboards are welcome too! If you are one of those people who concluded you couldn't learn and gave up, I recommend this video to get you back at the piano and playing with confidence, really understanding the music you are making. And if you get a lot out of this get-you-up-and-running video, read on for the next part of the program! - Melissa

  • Item #: 023817
    ISBN: 9781576907641
    Retail: $9.99
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    Keyboarding is now a critical skill that should be taught correctly from the start. When children are not given directed instructions on keyboarding, they will begin to develop their own techniques which generally limit accuracy and speed. Dr. Fry's Computer Keyboarding for Beginners is designed to teach your child to keyboard using the correct method. By the end of the 20 lessons, your child will know the location of the letters and symbols on the keyboard (and which fingers are used to strike which keys) and be able to accurately use the 10 finger touch type method. Enh

  • Item #: 014967
    ISBN: 9780486466156
    Retail: $16.95
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    Perfect for any beginning pianist who is fairly comfortable with the piano (notes, sharps/flats, simple chords, etc.), this book includes 83 simple arrangements of beautiful classical pieces. With selections from over 30 different composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Handel, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Vivaldi, students will easily find a number of enjoyable pieces to master. To give you an idea of the difficulty level, most of the pieces require either no sharps or flats or only one, although there are a few with two or three, and there are plenty of arrangements that are quite easy on the left hand especially. However, there is still a nice range of difficulty within the book to allow for varying abilities. 133 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 011392
    ISBN: 9780882848204
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  • Item #: 011364
    ISBN: 9780739022306
    Retail: $8.99
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  • Item #: 011350
    ISBN: 9780882847870
    Retail: $7.99
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  • Item #: 008692
    ISBN: 9780739094709
    Retail: $15.99
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  • Item #: 002949
    Retail: $9.99
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  • Item #: 002479
    ISBN: 9780849752704
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  • Item #: 037519
    Retail: $29.99
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    Children today tend to be more technologically savvy than their parents and even older siblings. Yet the importance of learning the foundational skills remains. This engaging typing program has been uniquely created for young typists. Through the charm of various Disney characters, children are taught to use their "magical typing skills" to reach the palace. Whether freeing the Princess from the hedge that has engulfed her to the typing games found at the Palace Faire, children will be motivated to learn the typing skills necessary as the delightful, enchanting stories unfold. Children will practice their typing skills through various Disney stories including Pinocchio, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Snow White and the Severn Dwarfs, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.

    The CD-ROM provides ten typing courses to reach all skill levels, visual hand guides, progress reports and hundreds of lessons and challenges. Your children may beg you to play Mickey's typing adventure (shhh, the educational value secret is safe with me!). Powered by the time proven Typing Instructor. Personal License: Install on up to 2 computers and not to exceed 5 family members. Internet access required to activate. Computer requirements: Pentium 4, Windows PC-Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista or XP. 400mb Hard drive space, CD-Rom drive, 16 bit sound card, and speaker/mouse. Mac requirements: Mac OS 10.6 or higher; Power PC G4/G5 or Intel Core Duo Processor, 500 mb Hard drive space and speakers/mouse. Both require 1280x768 16 bit or higher display. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 035642
    Retail: $79.95
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    This version combines 36 of the music lessons from Music Ace and Music Ace 2 into a single, carefully constructed product. It does not include all the lessons of Music Ace Gold, but it does include enough instruction for students to master important music concepts and skills. Maestro Max still leads students through the lessons and the Music Doodle Pad is still included. Thirty-six games (one per lesson) sharpen music skills while adding lots of fun, and this edition allows you to determine the game difficulty as well. Other features of the deluxe version enable users to select clef instruction (treble and bass, treble only, bass only, or alto only), determine rhythmic stringency (relaxed or strict), and adjust the appearance of notes (with or without faces). The software tracks the progress of up to 10 users, and like all the Music Ace versions, the lessons are self-paced and work for any instrument. The deluxe version also features more than 2000 musical examples from 75 composers to reinforce traditional music instruction, both vocal and instrumental. The software is also compatible with general MIDI keyboards (which are optional for the use of the product). Great coverage of beginning music topics including note reading, ear training, notation, keyboard, scales, rhythm, melody, key signatures, time signatures, harmony, and musical terms. Operates on Windows and Macintosh. System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X.411 or later. 50 MB free RAM, 60 MB free hard disk space, 16 bit sound, CD-ROM and mouse. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 025467
    ISBN: 9780970235770
    Retail: $77.95
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  • Item #: 023674
    ISBN: 9781864691672
    Retail: $19.95
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  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 019348
    Retail: $9.99
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    Over 250 lessons. System Requirements: WIN XP (Service Pack 2), VISTA; Mac OS 10.4 to 10.5 only.

  • Item #: 013098
    Retail: $3.95
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    20 sheets per pad. Shows piano keys, treble clef, bass clef, and ledger lines.

  • Item #: 012240
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    This fun and easy program is guaranteed to improve your typing ability. It is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material. "Next Step" lessons put you in command of the keyboard, and you use proven teaching methods, such as double and repetitive key-stroking to learn faster. It includes 10-key techniques and instructions for a split or standard keyboard. 3-D graphical hands help guide the student. Tests reinforce the skills that are practiced and provide a measurement of progress. These timed tests provide levels of advancement and make it fun by providing colorful photos and music. After completing any of the typing material, you get immediate feedback on your speed and accuracy with charts and graphs that allow you to see your progress and identify your weak areas. Multimedia presentations on the CD-ROM include the "History of Typing," which gives you a new perspective of the invention and development of typing and teaches the best hand and sitting positions. One of the awesome features on this CD-ROM is something called the Magazine Rack. It includes material from over 300 books, short stories, and articles that you can use to practice your typing with. Also, an Internet site has been designed for this product. New lessons, tests, special exercises, additional articles, and practice material are available to download when you want to use it. My favorite part of this program is the Virtual Adventures section. In this section, you can choose from ten fun games to improve your keyboard or 10-key skills. You have to type quickly and correctly to succeed in these fun games that make you forget you are improving your skills. The games include Sea Adventure, Flotsam Fighter II, Xtreme Typing, Gone Fishin', The Wild West, Tomb Typer, Cliffhanger, Diamond Glider, Typer Shark, and Erik the Viking. This program is for anyone who wants to improve their typing skills and doesn't mind having some fun along the way. Please note that this software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. Minimum system requirements (Windows ONLY): Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, or 98; 50 MB RAM; 580 MB Hard drive space. Rachel S.

  • Item #: 011490
    ISBN: 9780739029992
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  • Item #: 011477
    ISBN: 9780739020241
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  • Item #: 011476
    ISBN: 9780739030608
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  • Item #: 011470
    ISBN: 9780739019214
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  • Item #: 011469
    ISBN: 9780739006061
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  • Item #: 011467
    ISBN: 9780739024072
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 011465
    ISBN: 9780739015957
    Retail: $6.99
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