Combining Interactive Fun with LearningBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 19, No. 5, p. 7, 24
Publication Date: December 2000/January 2001
Article discussing Blue's Art Time Activities and Blue's Reading Time Activities from the Blue's Clues CD-ROM series from Humongous Entertainment. These programs were designed to assist preschoolers with learning the fundamental skills in art and reading, and then build on these skills through creativity and exploration. Preschoolers can master their understanding of art and reading concepts by participating in various learning activities. As the students progress through the program, the activities become more challenging while they adjust to the students' appropriate skill level. The program is complete with Art Time activities, which introduce students to the fundamentals of art by allowing them to participate in the Really Big Art Show. The students assist the program's main character, named "Blue," and her friends in completing art projects. During the Art Show, the students learn fundamental art skills, such as color mixing, design, and layout. The students can then use these skills to create their own work of art, which can be entered into the Art Show.
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