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Reader Rabbit Toddler

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V 3.0

User’s Guide

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Since 1980, The Learning Company® has consistently produced the highest quality educational software available. Our award-winning products help develop your child’s underlying thinking skills and creativity, while reinforcing important areas of the basic curriculum, such as reading, writing, and mathematics. Every premium product under the Reader Rabbit® brand undergoes extensive research and testing, with input from educational professionals, parents, and children. Each product features a precise balance of educational content and entertainment value, so your child has fun while learning! How do we do it? Enchanting characters. Challenging situations. Rich game environments. State-of-the-art graphics and sound. Progressive skill levels and game segments that can be customized to meet your child’s individual needs. As parents and educators, we recognize that education is a continuous process, so we developed a complete system of age-appropriate programs. Carefully sequenced by age groups, this system makes it easy for you to confidently choose the right products for your children at each stage of their educational development. As an integral part of The Learning Company’s system, each of our products addresses a specific age group and subject area with appropriate themes to heighten your child’s interest in learning.

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READER RABBIT ® TODDLER ™ v3.0
Hardware and System Requirements..............................................................4 Setting Up and Starting the Program..............................................................4 Using the TLC Learning Launcher ............................................................... 7 Reader Rabbit Toddler™....................................................................................8 Educational Focus ............................................................................................ 8 Getting Started .............................................................................................. 11 Main Menu ............................................................................................... 11 Using POP ................................................................................................ 12 Playing the Toddler Activities........................................................................13 Alphabet Express ...................................................................................... 13 Baby Basket Bingo ................................................................................... 13 Bubble Castle ............................................................................................ 14 Follow-Me Theater ................................................................................... 14 Musical Meadow ...................................................................................... 15 Peekaboo Zoo ........................................................................................... 15 Pop & Play Place ...................................................................................... 16 Rainbow Rock .......................................................................................... 16 Cloud Shapers ........................................................................................... 17 Fly the Dreamship™ ....................................................................................... 17 Playtime for Baby™ ........................................................................................ 18 Educational Focus ........................................................................................ 18 Getting Started .............................................................................................. 20 Main Menu ............................................................................................... 20 Using POP ................................................................................................ 20 Playing the Baby Activities .......................................................................... 22 Mat Says ................................................................................................... 23 Kaleidoscope Symphony .......................................................................... 22 Rhyme Time ............................................................................................. 23 My Storybooks ......................................................................................... 24 Musical Drawers ....................................................................................... 24 Peekaboo Bubble ...................................................................................... 25 Mat’s Faces ............................................................................................... 25 Shape Slide ............................................................................................... 26 Hide-and-Seek Animals ............................................................................ 26 Discovery House ...................................................................................... 27 Print Activities .......................................................................................... 27 Dreamship Tales™ .......................................................................................... 28 Troubleshooting .............................................................................................. 30 Contacting The Learning Company ............................................................. 33 Appendix ......................................................................................................... 34

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XP*** ■ Windows-compatible sound card ■ Speakers ■ Mouse Recommended: ■ Browser.8 Kbps modem ■ Color printer ■ Microphone *An additional 7 MB of disk space may be required to install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. such as Netscape Navigator 4. Me. Installing the Program Some program files for Reader Rabbit Toddler will be installed on your computer. **If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP. information and specifications represented herein are subject to change without notice. 13" or larger (Baby) ■ System 8. SETTING UP AND STARTING THE PROGRAM Reader Rabbit Toddler runs from your CD-ROM drive.8 Kbps modem ■ Color printer Macintosh® version Runs on: PowerPC® Macintosh computers—180 MHz or faster With: ■ 32 MB of memory (RAM) ■ Hard disk with 100 MB of free disk space** ■ 8x CD-ROM drive ■ 266-color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution (Toddler) or Thousands color monitor. However. If needed.0 or higher ■ 28. you need 100 MB of free hard disk space to store some program files.75 or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.6 to 9.0 or higher ■ 28. you must have administrative privileges to install this program correctly.75 or Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 5. OS X ■ Speakers ■ Mouse Recommended: ■ Browser. In the interest of product improvement.) WINDOWS® AutoPlay is usually enabled when you install Windows on your computer. the TLC Learning Launcher will also be installed on your computer.HARDWARE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Windows® version Runs on: PC and compatibles—Pentium® 166 MHz or faster With: ■ 32 MB of memory (RAM) ■ Hard disk with 100 MB of free disk space** ■ 8x CD-ROM drive ■ 16-bit color monitor capable of 800 x 600 resolution ■ Windows 95. (See Using the TLC Learning Launcher. 2000***.1. 98.) 4 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . such as Netscape® Navigator® 4. (See your Windows documentation for more information.

Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. the program will run automatically any time you insert the program CD into the CD-ROM drive. Once you’ve completed the setup. 5. 3. 3. To install the program with the AutoPlay extension off: 1. Double-click the CD-ROM icon. Double-click Play. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2. Double-click the Reader Rabbit icon in the open window. There are two ways to start the program with AutoPlay turned off. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. 4. Starting the Program WINDOWS® To start the program with AutoPlay on: 1. 2. 3. To install the program with AutoPlay off: 1. 2. To start the program with AutoPlay off (Option 1): 1. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click Play. Double-click on the CD-ROM icon. At the TLC Learning Launcher. MACINTOSH® To install the program with the AutoPlay extension on: 1. You can choose to follow either set of instructions. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. 2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. Double-click My Computer. 4. 2. Double-click My Computer. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2. click Play. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. 5 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .To install the program with AutoPlay on: 1.

At the TLC Learning Launcher. At the TLC Learning Launcher. 3. click Play. and Reader Rabbit Toddler in that order. Click on the Start button. Click here to begin your adventure. MACINTOSH® To start the program with the AutoPlay extension on: 1. To start the program with the AutoPlay extension off: 1. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. 6 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . click Play. Then choose Programs. At the TLC Learning Launcher. Click here to go to Playtime for Baby. Click here to access this program’s user’s guide. Click here to go to the TLC Home area. To start the program with AutoPlay off (Option 2): 1.5. Click here to uninstall this product. 2. Click here to go to Fly the Dreamship. Reader Rabbit. Click here to learn about other programs from The Learning Company. Click here to get technical support help. click on Play. Click here to turn background music on or off. 3. The Learning Company. Double-click the program icon. 2. click Play. 2. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click here to go to the New! area. At the TLC Learning Launcher. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click here to exit the program. Click here to turn the sound effects on or off.

you may be able to access those products in the My CD-ROMs area. the launcher will ask if you would like to receive an update. take some time to explore the other areas of the TLC Learning Launcher.com In the TLCKids.com area. you can click on the New! button any time you want to receive the latest updates. If you are not yet ready to begin playing Reader Rabbit Toddler. Click here to go to the My CDROMs area. My CD-ROMs Area If you have purchased and installed other products from The Learning Company. You may also find updates that you can download for your program. Click here to go to the Parents area.USING THE TLC LEARNING LAUNCHER The TLC Learning Launcher is your gateway to Reader Rabbit Toddler and other programs from The Learning Company. Here you can change the Launcher setting to manual. On the Automatic setting. Click here to visit TLCKids. TLCKids. On the Manual setting. You can also find out which products from The Learning Company are appropriate for different age groups. 7 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . be on the lookout for fun movies and demos of new products. Note: The online services advertised as part of this product may be changed or discontinued at any time. The TLC Learning Launcher provides an innovative interface with convenient tools to update and organize your Learning Company educational software through The Learning Company’s secure server. Parents Area Go to the Parents area to learn more information about the TLC Learning Launcher.com on the Web.

When they see a parent at the computer. repetitive movements. hear. putting on their clothing. they want to “help” there. balance. They need feedback from more than one sense to do the things adults take for granted. and sounds. too. Complementary to the large muscle development toddlers learn from dancing is the fine motor control they need to grasp a cup. As they grow. Even though toddlers are still learning to do simple tasks. Toddlers need to see. Each movement helps toddlers gain flexibility. They also imitate Reader Rabbit as he sings and acts out classic songs and nursery rhymes. letters. Songs that encourage rhythmic. Praise from parents is a powerful tool for youngsters beginning to establish their independence. and turning corners. Toddler Development Toddlers’ physical and mental development are accelerating. Toddlers explore nine activities that help them build their confidence as they play with numbers. Toddlers are also avid listeners. they take pride in their accomplishments. taste. they strengthen the connections between their brains and their bodies. and their brains are primed for learning. and smell something to be sure that it really exists. toddlers learn to modulate their movements—stopping and starting. and dance. 8 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Every experience children have at this age lays down permanent neural pathways. Playing with clay or dough provides a tactile experience that helps children develop fine motor control and strengthen hand-eye coordination. and control of their developing muscles. Toddlers learn best when they can use their whole bodies to interact with the environment. touch. changing speed. dodging obstacles. such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider. and cleaning up their toys tells toddlers that they are successful. Toddlers are in constant motion. They pick up words from the adults around them and figure out what they mean from context. or draw with crayons.Reader Rabbit Toddler ™ EDUCATIONAL FOCUS Toddlers learn by imitating their parents—“helping” them clean or work at other tasks. using the toilet. either moving from one place to another or simply moving their arms and legs while sitting down.” provide opportunities to practice these skills. use a spoon. like walking across a room without falling. Reader Rabbit Toddler is an engaging and developmentally appropriate computer program for these eager young children. As children walk. The more interaction parents have with their toddlers. Praising children for feeding themselves. the stronger the children will be—both mentally and physically. run. shapes.

Chasing the bubbles improves mouse control and encourages children to predict a bubble’s path. Playing with music helps children develop a sense of rhythm and patterns. Bubble Castle The Bubble Dragon has surrounded the Bubble Castle with bubbles. Expect frequent updates on what your child is seeing and doing. toddlers will talk about their favorite things—themselves. In addition. and now they are ready to talk. toddlers develop large and small muscle skills. The program is designed to allow toddlers to focus on the activities without having to worry about pinpoint control of the mouse. Children have been listening to their parents since before they were born. The animals are caught in the bubbles. they play them. which are important early math concepts. Matching sounds builds auditory memory and listening skills. Once all of the animals are freed. Play and Learn The nine activities in Reader Rabbit Toddler provide exciting play experiences and build important skills toddlers need for future development. Reader Rabbit Toddler has been designed to help toddlers develop in all of these areas. youngsters match the animals popping out of the boxes. they don’t pick the flowers or feed the birds. Each group of flowers or birds represents a different instrument. When three of the same animal appear. Each activity is designed for youngsters to play alone. Musical Meadow Peekaboo Zoo Children use the flashlight cursor to see what animals are hiding in the Peekaboo Zoo. Children can simply move the mouse around the screen. they count to five. developing youngsters’ vocabulary. and toddlers pop the bubbles to set the animals free. Step right up to the Follow-Me Theater! Reader Rabbit acts out finger plays to classic nursery rhymes and songs. children will happily talk to inanimate objects. but you should sit with your child on your lap when your toddler is first learning how to use the computer. Baby Basket Bingo In this activity. When a match is made. Tips for Parents later in this section includes suggestions on how to expand on the concepts introduced in the program. Pop & Play Place In this activity. and children need to listen carefully to hear which baby is hiding in the basket. And if there is no one around. An especially favorite routine is saying good night to all of the objects in a room. youngsters help baby animals find their parents. helping toddlers build their vocabulary. youngsters match letters of the alphabet. and toddlers are encouraged to follow along. Each baby sounds like its parent.Toddlers’ mental abilities also develop very quickly. By imitating the finger plays. Naturally. they sing a special song. the door on a boxcar unlocks and reveals an object beginning with that letter. Alphabet Express In Alphabet Express. Follow-Me Theater When youngsters visit the Musical Meadow. and the animals need help to get inside. Mat the mouse names each object as it appears. Repetitive language in nursery rhymes and songs lets children practice their language skills. they don’t need to click on anything to play. Learning the sounds that animals make is also an important early auditory discrimination task. Figuring out how to match three in a row strengthens toddlers’ logical reasoning skills. Mat names each animal as it appears. Matching letters increases familiarity with the alphabet and helps toddlers begin to associate letters with words. and toddlers can conduct their own symphonies. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 9 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .

Toddlers quickly learn the connection between the mouse and the computer to keep the sound effects going. Help young children develop healthy habits during their first experiences with the computer. A youngster’s head should be level. ■ For children ages 18 to 36 months. The puzzle pieces slide into place when they get close to the right spot.In Rainbow Rock. ■ Be sure that the volume is not set too high. Rainbow Rock Cloud Shapers In Cloud Shapers. with the eyes looking slightly down at the computer screen. This develops breath and mouth muscle control helpful for singing and talking. making it easy for youngsters to succeed. 10 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . youngsters color scenic pictures as silly sound effects accompany every swipe of the mouse or tap on the keyboard. is best. After computer sessions. Learning that moving the mouse causes the computer to react is a major cognitive leap for young children. Display your children’s art around the house.” ■ Encourage children to paint or draw. Make sure the monitor is at an appropriate level for the child. hopping. toddlers make an animated picture by matching shapes to the correct outline. ■ Sing songs and dance with your children. ■ Have children go outside where there is plenty of room to work on largemotor skills—jumping. rather than bright or fluorescent light. ■ Play games of Follow the Leader or Simon Says. dancing. Tips for Parents Here are some tips to help children get the most out of their experience with Reader Rabbit Toddler. children should pursue activities that do not require them to focus their eyes on objects at close range. ■ Appropriate lighting is important at the computer. ■ Children should sit 16 to 20 inches away from the screen. Use simple directions such as “under the table” or “in the box. skipping. Young children’s ears are sensitive. toddlers should not wear headphones when they are at the computer. You can print out pictures from Rainbow Rock or the Coloring Book for your child to color. running. limit each computer session to 10 minutes. Matching shapes helps build children’s visual discrimination skills. ■ Blow bubbles. ■ Encourage good posture at the computer. Provide children with multisensory experiences away from the computer that complement the developmental concepts presented in Reader Rabbit Toddler. In addition. Soft light.

While you clean up. ■ Build structures with blocks. ■ To increase your toddler’s interest in a story. move the cursor over one of the nine pictures surrounding Mat. Reading aloud to children can foster a lifelong love of learning and reading. ■ Encourage children to recite the alphabet or sing the Alphabet Song. You can print out and use the puzzles from Cloud Shapers. Try to find fabric with different textures so children can feel the difference. ■ Act out familiar events such as talking on the phone or going to work. ■ Read to and with your children every day. ■ Play clean-up games with your child.■ Put simple puzzles together with your children. ask your toddler to sort toys by shape. It unlocks the imagination. click on one of the nine pictures surrounding Mat. To see an animation. or texture. and road signs. substitute your child’s name for the name of a story character. Glue the artwork to cardboard and cut it into shapes. GETTING STARTED Main Menu After the opening scenes. To exit the program. billboards. You can also make puzzles from your children’s artwork. or hold the star cursor over one of the pictures until the points of the star are filled. and develops vocabulary. Mat POP (Program Options Pad) Bubble Castle Cloud Shapers Rainbow Rock Peekaboo Zoo Follow-Me Theater Baby Basket Bingo Pop & Play Place exit Alphabet Express Musical Meadow cursor Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 11 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Youngsters like to dress up in different outfits. encourages creativity. click on the star in the lower right corner. Stacking blocks develops hand-eye coordination. color. Mat the Mouse finds herself at the Main Menu. ■ Encourage children to look for shapes or letters on everyday items such as cereal boxes. ■ Prepare a “dress-up box” with old clothing. ■ Encourage children to practice counting everything they can. To play an activity.

■ To open POP. click on it. and Mouse Properties in that order. pressing the web wheel will take you to the Logitech Web site. Exit the program. and exit the program. See a matrix of skills by activity and skill category.Using POP From the Main Menu or any activity. click on POP’s eyes or anywhere on the screen outside of POP. the Program Options Pad. Turn Immersion TouchSense on or off. 3. Print activity sheets and song lyrics. Logitech MouseWare. Look at the diagram and find the number assigned to the web wheel. If you are a Windows user and have a tactile mouse. you can access POP. See a list of the program’s creators. Note: If you are using a Logitech® mouse. go to the Sign-In screen. ■ To close POP. Click on the Start button and select Programs. Immersion® TouchSense™ Technology (Windows® Only) Immersion TouchSense technology brings a new dimension of realism to games and children’s software by unlocking the sense of touch and allowing you to feel what you see and do on the computer screen. 12 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Go to the Sign-In screen. press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). 4.” Note: The Immersion TouchSense feature is not available in the Playtime for Baby portion of this CD. POP contains program information and program options that let you print song lyrics and activity sheets. 2. Click on the pop-up list for that number and assign it to “unassigned. you can turn Immersion TouchSense on or off in the POP menu. an Immersion TouchSense-enabled mouse adds realistic tactile feedback that corresponds to events and environments within the computer world. Close POP and return to the Main Menu. ■ To choose a button. By unifying touch with sight and sound for a complete sensory experience. Click the Buttons menu. To disable this feature: 1. return to the Main Menu.

Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 13 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Now everybody’s happy—including you! New animals appear so you can play again and again. Listen. Baby Basket Bingo Who’s that crying? It’s the baby in the basket! Listen to the sound the baby makes. Then move the key to the boxcar with the matching letter. and then move the basket again until every parent is with its baby. and you can see what’s inside! To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity. or press a key on the keyboard to watch a key move to the correct boxcar. Listen to the name of the letter. the boxcar opens. Move the glove to a key to pick the key up. click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. Move the basket to the baby’s parent.PLAYING THE TODDLER ACTIVITIES Alphabet Express All aboard! Match letters of the alphabet to unlock the boxcars on the Alphabet Express! Move the glove to a key to pick it up. Press a key on the keyboard to hear the sound of the baby animal in the basket and watch the basket move to the baby’s parent. Move the baby basket to the baby’s parent. When the letters match. click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. Every animal makes a different sound. To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity. Then move the key to the boxcar with the matching letter.

Then count the animals. Play the same song again. When the castle is full. count the animals. Move the glove to a song button. I’m a Little Teapot Two Little Bluebirds Where Is Thumbkin? Clap Your Hands 14 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . or press a key on the keyboard. and play again! Move the wand to a bubble to pop it. or choose a new song. Twinkle. Eensy Weensy Spider Hickory Dickory Dock Little Bo Peep Twinkle. Then follow along with Reader Rabbit. Follow-Me Theater Sing a song with your fingers! Reader Rabbit shows you how. where a friendly dragon blows bubbles. click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. Move your wand to touch a bubble. Pop! Pop the bubbles that contain animals to let the animals enter the castle. and move your fingers to the music. Little Star Move the glove to a song button to see Reader Rabbit’s fingerplay. or press a key on the keyboard. To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity.Bubble Castle Follow Mat to the Bubble Castle.

To change the song and go to the flower garden. move the bee to the beehive. Move the bee to a group of birds to make them start or stop singing. but do you see them? Can you guess what animal is hiding by listening to the sound it makes? Move the flashlight to a pair of eyes. To change the song and go to the bird garden. What fun! Peekaboo Zoo Peekaboo! The animals see you. Move the bee to the birds again to stop their music. move the bee to the beehive. This jungle is not so spooky when you know all the animals by name! Move the flashlight to a pair of eyes to see an animal. In the bird garden. Move the bee to a group of flowers to make them start or stop playing music. You can also press a key on the keyboard to start and stop music for groups of birds. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 15 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . You can also press a key on the keyboard to start and stop music for groups of flowers. move the bee to a group of flowers to hear their special music.Musical Meadow Follow Mat to gardens where the flowers and birds make music! In the flower garden. An animal appears. move the bee to a group of birds to hear the birds’ special music. and Mat tells you what animal it is. Move the bee to the flowers again to stop their music. You can also reveal an animal by pressing a key on the keyboard.

click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. Move the glove to a box to make an animal pop up. To print the pictures from this activity. To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity. watch it move to the music. Then the page turns so you can color another picture. Press a key on the keyboard to see animals pop up until a match is made. 16 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . where one crayon draws many colors! Move your crayon over the picture. Move the glove back to a box and up pops a different animal. Rainbow Rock Play with Mat’s special coloring book. Try to get the same animal in all three boxes. click on Print in POP and select Rainbow Rock. Move the crayon over the picture to color it.Pop & Play Place Play a game of jack-in-the-box with different animals! Move the glove to a box to see what’s inside. click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. or press a key on the keyboard. Colors appear! When the whole picture is finished. Then count them up and listen to their special song! To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity.

To print the puzzles from this activity.Cloud Shapers Put a puzzle together using colorful shapes that snap into place. Use the new shapes to put together another puzzle. click on Print in POP and select Cloud Shapers.. Then move the shape to where it belongs in the puzzle. Move the mouse to discover a variety of objects that bring fun animations. Press a key on the keyboard to hear the color and name of a shape. Move the glove to a shape to pick the shape up. click on Print in POP and select Song Lyrics. Move the glove to a shape at the bottom of the screen to pick it up. it comes to life! Then a new puzzle will appear. Then move the shape to the place in the puzzle where it belongs. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 17 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Fly the Dreamship™ Reader Rabbit and Sam the Lion pick up Mat the Mouse to take her on a trip in the Dreamship. When all the shapes are in the puzzle.. Sam. To print the lyrics for the songs in this activity.and the fun begins! Reader. and Mat need your help to fly the Dreamship. and then watch the shape move to its place. complete with sound effects.

Baby Development Babies change dramatically between their ninth and twenty-fourth months. and stories. They have also learned how to make many things work. experiments with colors and shapes. and they don’t need to click to play. climbing. Their world is one set firmly in the here-and-now. Its ten onscreen activities and related awayfrom-the-computer activities are carefully designed so that children between 9 and 24 months can grow with the activities. and rolling. They can simply move the mouse around the screen. Like a baby’s other playthings. Toys and other playthings serve as fun tools that babies can use to find out how the world works. Play and Learn The onscreen activities in Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby provide exciting play experiences and build important skills that babies need for future development. The program is designed to allow babies to focus on the activities without having to worry about pinpoint control of the mouse. jumping. rhymes. and builds language skills. And they are talking—many times in short sentences. Ninemonth-olds may be just beginning to crawl. You should sit with your baby on your lap when your child is first learning how to use the computer. By 24 months. The activities are designed to encourage babies to visit and play them over and over again. Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby helps babies learn in a fun way. The activities in Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby will contribute to your baby’s growth in the following areas: Mat Says Peekaboo Bubbles Rhyme Time Language development Auditory discrimination Coordination Kinesthetic development Cause and effect Language development Tracking Predicting Cause and effect Beginning literacy Language development Kinesthetic development Sound patterns Coordination Cause and effect 18 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . babies are moving around in every which way—running. Babies will experience each activity in new ways as they pass through the developmental stages. Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby creates a stimulating environment in which your baby creates music. These babies have spent time exploring objects for their similarities and differences. and they are busy making sense of things around them. there is almost no difference between playing and learning. listens to songs. pushing. and they are now able to classify and sort.Playtime for Baby ™ EDUCATIONAL FOCUS For small children.

Use simple directions such as “Touch your ears” or “Touch your nose. ■ Your baby should sit 16 to 20 inches away from the screen. ■ Expose your baby to new environments that engage the different senses—sight. ■ Soft light. taste. or texture. Help your baby develop healthy habits during the first experiences with the computer. ■ Play games such as Simon Says with your baby. encourages creativity. Reading out loud to children can foster a lifelong love of learning and reading. You can print out the words to the Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby songs and sing along with the songs in the program. babies should not wear headphones when they are at the computer. ■ Help your child use blocks to build structures. and touch. ■ For children ages 18 to 36 months. Your child will want to imitate your good habits. rather than bright or fluorescent light.Rhyme Time Musical Drawers Shape Slide Language development Kinesthetic development Sound patterns Coordination Cause and effect My Storybooks Auditory discrimination Kinesthetic development Sound patterns Cause and effect Coordination Mat’s Faces Visual discrimination Tracking Matching Cause and effect Hide-and-Seek Animals Language development Beginning literacy Cause and effect Language development Cause and effect Language development Cause and effect Discovery House Language development Cause and effect Tips for Parents Here are some tips to help your baby get the most out of their experience with Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby. ■ Make sure that the volume is not set too high. ■ Set a good example by reading on your own. Stacking blocks develops hand-eye coordination. While you clean up. limit each computer session to 10 minutes. It unlocks the imagination. Young children’s ears are sensitive. color. sound. ■ Sing songs and act out finger plays with your child. Provide your baby with multisensory experiences away from the computer that complement the developmental concepts presented in Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby. and develops vocabulary. After computer sessions. ■ Read to and with your child every day. Read out loud to your baby. This develops breath and mouth muscle control helpful for singing and talking. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 19 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . ■ Play clean-up games with your child. children should pursue activities that do not require them to focus their eyes on objects at close range. In addition. ■ Help your baby act out familiar events such as talking on the phone or going to work. ■ Put simple puzzles together with your child. smell. ask your child to sort toys by shape. is best.” ■ Have your child blow bubbles.

20 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Read about the program’s educational benefits. To close POP and return to the Main Menu. the Program Options Pad. press Ctrl+O (Windows) or control+O (Macintosh). Turn the background music off or on. or move the cursor over the star. click on the CLOSE POP button or click on the exit star in the lower right corner of the screen. To exit the program. View the introductory video. Exit the program. click on one of the pictures surrounding Mat.GETTING STARTED Select Playtime for Baby from the TLC Learning Launcher. See a matrix of the skills covered in the program by activity and skill category. Mat Program Options Pad (POP) Hide-and-Seek Animals Mat’s Faces Peekaboo Bubbles Kaleidoscope Symphony Musical Drawers My Storybooks Print Activities Mat Says Discovery House Rhyme Time Shape Slide Exit Using POP The icon for POP. To choose a button. POP contains program information and options. or hold the star cursor over one of the pictures until the points of the star fill in. click on the star in the lower right corner. To open POP. Main Menu To play an activity. click on it. Close POP. Go to the Personalization screen. See a list of the program’s creators. is the purple character located in the top left corner of the Main Menu.

More than 500 popular names in the United States have been prerecorded in the program. Click on Playback to hear what you’ve recorded. only one photo file can be used at any given time. Click on Record. where you can supply your baby’s name. Scan in a photo as a BMP file (Windows) or a PICT file (Macintosh). You can rerecord your baby’s voice as often as you like. a scanned photo of your baby. If your baby’s name is among these and you type it in. Any new recording will replace your previous recording. and your baby’s photo and voice will be incorporated into My Storybooks. If you are using the program with more than one child. babbling. 3. You can change the photo whenever you wish. 2. Use the framing buttons to frame the part of the picture you would like to see in the program. Locate the directory in the Directory/File window. However. and encourage your baby to talk into the microphone. or making other sounds. Peekaboo Bubbles. and click on the file.PERSONALIZATION The Customize button in POP takes you to the Personalization screen. To record your baby’s voice for use in the program: 1. and a recording of your baby laughing. and Discovery House. 3. click on the name of the child currently using the program to have his or her name appear in My Storybooks. Your baby’s name will be included in My Storybooks. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 21 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . it will appear in My Storybooks. Click on Stop when you’re finished recording. The photo will appear in the picture window. To have a scanned photo appear in the program: 1. You can check the Appendix of this reference guide to see if your baby’s name has been prerecorded. 2. To have your baby’s name appear in the program: ■ Type your baby’s name in the yellow box.

Mat touches that part of her body and invites the baby to follow her lead. visual patterns. Kaleidoscope Symphony Choose a pattern. cause and effect In Kaleidoscope Symphony. Mat teaches babies to identify the different parts of the body by touch and name. For instructions and materials. music Developmental focus: sound patterns. color interactions. Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). go to the Main Menu. Alternatively. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You and your baby can play Mat Says away from the computer. you and your baby can observe mesmerizing patterns. Each time the baby moves the mouse over a part of Mat’s body. coordination. cause and effect In Mat Says.” To turn the light back on. The onscreen room will become dark.PLAYING THE BABY ACTIVITIES Now you and your baby are ready to start playing the activities and learning together! Each onscreen activity in Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby is accompanied by another activity that you can print and use to help your baby learn away from the computer. the baby can press any key on the keyboard. Content: shapes. and shape interplays while manipulating a giant ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 22 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ . move the mouse over the light switch again. colors. and Mat will select a part of her body at random. letting the baby focus on different parts of the body using a “flashlight. following directions Developmental focus: language development. auditory discrimination. Then choose Mat Says. The baby can also move the mouse over the light switch to turn off the light. Rotate the pattern left or right. Mat Says Light switch Content: naming body parts. kinesthetic development.

Babies can also press any key on the keyboard. Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). and Mat will select a song at random. Mat will then demonstrate the song’s hand and body movements. the music changes. For instructions and materials. Then choose Kaleidoscope Symphony. kinesthetic development. go to the Main Menu. You can print out the song lyrics by going to the Main Menu and pressing Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). Each time the baby chooses a new kaleidoscope pattern or rotates the pattern. rhythm. Babies can select a song by moving the mouse over the buttons around Mat. sound patterns. Babies use language. and body movements as they learn about the world around them. Then choose Rhyme Time. names of body parts Developmental focus: language development. cause and effect Rhyme Time engages babies with a group of activity songs. Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 23 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can turn your baby’s favorite patterns into a mobile. coordination. Rhyme Time Choose a song. Babies will be exposed to diverse musical traditions as they listen to the music that accompanies the six different kaleidoscope patterns. and the baby can experience a new visual and aural world. Content: music and songs. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY Sing songs to and with your baby. music.onscreen kaleidoscope.

and voice will be incorporated into the stories. picture. Move the mouse over an object or click on it to start or stop playing the object. If you have provided your baby’s personalization information. go to the Main Menu. drawers. simple stories. kinesthetic development. Then choose Musical Drawers. matching Developmental focus: language development. Move the mouse over text or click on it to hear the text read aloud. sound patterns. Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). and press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). your baby’s name. go to the Main Menu. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY To print out the storybooks. Four simple. cause and effect Move the mouse over the arrow or click on it to turn the pages. cause and effect. musical instruments Developmental focus: auditory discrimination.My Storybooks Choose a storybook. Move the mouse over a picture or click on it to see movements and hear object names and sounds. Content: music. page turning. clothing. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can make musical objects from objects in your home. Musical Drawers Open a drawer and see what’s inside. kitchen objects. and rhyming. Content: personalized content. Then choose My Storybooks. coordination As child development experts and busy mothers can confirm. The books also introduce early literacy concepts such as telling a story. rhyming books encourage babies and parents to read together. babies can explore the carefully selected contents of two kitchen drawers that come alive with sounds. and click on Print. 24 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . food. beginning literacy. babies love to explore drawers! In Musical Drawers. Each drawer contains four different objects. go to the cover of the book you want to print. For instructions and materials.

They will also learn the words that describe each facial expression. go to the Main Menu and press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). introduction to some letters and numbers Developmental focus: language development. In Mat’s Faces. For instructions and materials. tracking. This activity lets babies explore how people’s faces express how they feel. go to the Main Menu. Then choose Mat’s Faces. familiar scenes. Then choose Peekaboo Bubbles. For instructions and materials. over and over again. Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh).Peekaboo Bubbles Move the mouse over a bubble or click on it to pop the bubble and reveal part of the picture. predicting. It also helps babies develop solid language skills. babies can pop bubbles by moving the mouse over a bubble or by pressing any key on the keyboard. Interpreting facial expressions is one of their biggest clues to understanding the world and people around them. When the picture is completely revealed. cause and effect. Mat’s Faces Move the mouse over a facial expression or click on it to change how Mat feels. Content: states of being Developmental focus: language development. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 25 . AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can create your own Peekaboo Bubbles coloring book. Content: bubbles. cause and effect Babies love to observe people—especially other babies—up close. babies will see an animation that incorporates a letter or number. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can play a guessing game with your baby using stickers. babies will delight in controlling another character’s actions and feelings. beginning literacy In Peekaboo Bubbles. The popped bubbles splatter onto a fence to reveal parts of a picture.

Content: animal names and sounds Developmental focus: language development. tracking. identify. Help your baby find partially hidden animals. cause and effect Babies will love to find. Then choose Shape Slide. Babies place a shape into the correct hole. and imitate animals in Hide-and-Seek Animals. Then move the mouse over the animal or click on it. matching. go to the Main Menu and press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh).Shape Slide Content: shapes. and watch it pop out. 26 • Reader Rabbit Toddler™ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Hide-and-Seek Animals Move the mouse over a partially hidden animal or click on it to see the animal come out of hiding. patterns Developmental focus: visual discrimination. For instructions and materials. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can create a shape bowling alley game to play away from the computer. Then choose Hide-and-Seek Animals. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can make a hide-and-seek toy using stickers of the activity animals. and press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). cause and effect The Shape Slide activity combines the best of shape-fitter toys and pinball games. colors. Babies will learn the name of each animal and the sound that it makes. Then they watch it slide and whirl down one of several different pinball tracks. Go to the Main Menu.

and they provide more opportunities for babies to experience the program content. cause and effect In Discovery House. Print Activities Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby provides away-from-the-computer print activities that correspond to every onscreen activity. For instructions and materials. The activities include suggestions to parents about how to continue the play experience away from the computer. For more information about the print activities that correspond to each program activity. go to the Main Menu. and press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). Press Ctrl+P (Windows) or control+P (Macintosh). They can also press any key on the keyboard to open a door or window at random. AWAY-FROM-THE-COMPUTER ACTIVITY You can create your own Discovery House. and activity sheets. To reach these activities. go to the Main Menu. see the activity descriptions on the previous pages. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Reader Rabbit Toddler™ • 27 . babies discover what is behind the windows and door of a fanciful. Content: familiar people and objects Developmental focus: language development. Babies can open and close doors and windows by moving the mouse over them. These paper-based activities extend the social and learning experience begun at the computer. along with stickers that can be pasted onto play objects. nursery-rhyme house.Discovery House Move the mouse over doors and windows or click on them to make them open and close. Then choose Discovery House. This activity builds on babies’ fascination with opening and closing things.

Dreamship Tales™ CD! The Dreamship Tales CD features 104 printable activities for children in Preschool through 2nd Grade. The CD also offers additional Reader Rabbit games to play. and music videos to watch. These songs from the adventures of Reader Rabbit and friends can also be played on an audio CD player. These activities can be done away from the computer as your child grows in his or her learning adventure. Click here to watch music videos! Click here to print activities to do away from the computer! Click here to play additional activities! Click on a song to watch a music video! Choose a group of printable activities themed to each adventure! 28 • Playtime for Toddler ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .

Entertainment. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. At the CD Player. To play the songs on a computer: WINDOWS® 1. Choose the Apple CDAudio Player in the Apple menu if it is not already visible. Insert the program CD into your CD-ROM drive. It may be necessary to advance the CD to Track 2 if the audio CD player does not do so automatically. 2. Click the Start button. At the CD Player. MACINTOSH® 1. click Play. 2. ACCESSING THE SONGS ON THE DREAMSHIP TALES CD The songs on the Dreamship Tales™ CD can be played on an audio CD player or on a computer. Then choose Programs. 3. click Play. and CD Player in that order.Choose a game activity to play from each adventure. Playtime for Toddler • 29 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . 3. Accessories.

• Close any other applications that are running.TROUBLESHOOTING Try this first! If you have problems running the program. The mouse doesn’t seem to work. You see a message that there is not enough available space on the hard disk. or speech. Avoid using materials such as tissue. • Close any other applications that are running. • Make sure that you have the latest Windows video drivers for your graphics card. The Reader Rabbit Toddler program icon does not appear on the desktop or in the Start menu. Make 30 • Playtime for Toddler ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Gently remove any fingerprints and dust using a clean. try cleaning the CD. • Make sure that the mouse is properly connected to the computer. WINDOWS® 1. You see a message that there is not enough memory to run the program. Reader Rabbit Toddler needs at least a Pentium 166 MHz computer with an 8X CD-ROM drive for basic performance. sound. (See your Windows documentation. Then try pressing the keys or clicking the mouse again. Reader Rabbit Toddler needs at least 32 MB of installed memory (RAM) to run. Program speed is very slow. You do not hear music. Your computer’s memory may be filled with other programs that are running in the background. (Contact the video card manufacturer to obtain the latest drivers.) 3. 4. • Reinstall the program. • Wait until the animation or sound stops. 5. • Remove unused files from your hard drive after backing them up.) 6. Reader Rabbit Toddler requires 100 MB of available hard disk space for the program’s data and executable files. There are times in the program when the animation or sound cannot be interrupted. lint-free cloth dampened with water or a CD-cleaning solution. • Check that the speakers are properly connected to your computer. which may scratch the CD. and try starting the program again. soft. 2.

• Turn off or remove from your System Folder all non-Apple control panels and extensions. Nothing prints. Make sure that the sliders on the mixer control panel are all the way up and that no mute buttons are selected. (Contact your video card manufacturer for more information. • Make sure your printer has at least 1 MB of memory. Then choose Multimedia (Windows 95) or Entertainment (Windows 98). make sure the display mode is set to 800 x 600.) 8. (See your Windows documentation for more information. • Make sure the color display is set to 16-bit color.) Then restart your computer. • Make sure you have the latest graphics drivers installed. • Make sure that your sound card is DirectSound compatible and is properly installed for Windows.) 10. 11. Where applicable.) • Make sure you have the latest Windows video drivers installed. You are not able to connect to our online Web site. Strange graphics appear. • Check the indicator light on the printer to be sure the printer is “online” or “selected. • Close any other applications that are running. • Make sure that you have a browser properly installed. make sure you have selected either Colored In or Outlined.) 9.” • Make sure the printer cables are connected tightly. 12. • Make sure the printer cables are connected tightly. Playtime for Toddler • 31 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . The program window may not fill the entire screen.sure they are getting power and are turned on. Colors don’t look right. 7. The printer displays an “out of memory” message. (See your Windows documentation for information. and that the volume is turned up. Click on the Start button and choose Programs. • Turn off your screensaver. Also check that the volume is properly set. • Make sure the printer is plugged in and switched on. (Leave your CD-ROM drivers installed. Next choose Accessories. the game action stops unexpectedly.) • Make sure the mixer level setting is correct. and choose Volume Control. This feature requires a browser. • For maximum window size. • Try using the 800 x 600 16-bit color display mode driver that came with your video card. • Adjust your monitor’s color and brightness. Make sure that the sound card is specifically designed to work with Windows 95/98/NT/2000. The program window seems small. (See the manufacturer’s documentation for additional information relating to your sound card. • Make sure you have selected at least one print item from the Printing area. (Contact your video card manufacturer for more information.

7. Try to increase available memory. or speech. 5. The printer displays an “out of memory” message. • Make sure the CD is inserted in the CD tray.” • Check that the system settings on the Print menu match the printer and printer port of your system. 8. There are times in the program when the animation or sound cannot be interrupted. • Reduce the size of the disk cache in the Memory control panel.) • Turn off AppleTalk. • Try restarting your computer. 4. (Leave your CD-ROM extensions. You do not hear music. sound. • Choose Sound from Control Panels. • Turn Virtual Memory on. Adjust the system’s speaker volume as needed by selecting the Volumes setting. • Make sure the printer is plugged in and switched on. make sure they are turned on and getting power. • Make sure that the Volumes setting in the Sound control panel is not set to zero. • Make sure that the CD-ROM drivers are correctly installed. • Wait until the animation or sound stops.) • If you have external speakers. printed side up. and that they are properly connected to your computer. • Make sure your printer has at least 1 MB of memory. (See your Macintosh documentation for more information. The music and voice in the game are too loud or too soft. 6. You see a message telling you that there is not enough memory to run the program. • Make sure you have selected at least one print item from the Printing option. 3. 2. The mouse doesn’t seem to work. Nothing prints. • Turn off or remove from your System Folder all non-Apple® control panels and extensions.) Then restart your computer. • Check the indicator light on the printer to be sure the printer is “online” or “selected. You do not see the Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby or the Reader Rabbit Toddler program icons. • Remove some files after backing them up.MACINTOSH 1. 32 • Playtime for Toddler ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . Then try pressing the keys or clicking the mouse again. Reader Rabbit Toddler requires 100 MB of hard disk space for the program’s data files. • Make sure that the mouse is properly connected to the computer. and then restart your computer. You see a message that there is not enough available space on the hard disk. and then start the program again. • Quit any programs that you may be running. Reader Rabbit Toddler requires 32 MB of installed memory (RAM) to run. (See your Macintosh documentation for more information.

riverdeep. SC 29334.net/ learningcompany/support. If you need to speak to a technical support representative. Dealers. Click Product Support. Limit 1 per household. plus phone or mailing address if you wish) Description of the problem you’re having Product name and version number (The version number is often printed on the CD label.6) Processor type and speed RAM memory (in MB or megabytes) Video card manufacturer Sound card manufacturer Printer type Hard disk space remaining Background programs (antivirus programs or screensavers) Customer Support SMILES GUARANTEED! If you are not completely satisfied with this product.CONTACTING THE LEARNING COMPANY If you have questions about your Reader Rabbit Toddler program. Allow 4-6 weeks for refund. click Contact Us and scroll down to the Technical Support area for the appropriate number. and their immediate families are not eligible. please refer to the Troubleshooting section. Include a copy of the sales receipt. Duncan. visit our Web site at: http://www.The Learning Company will gladly refund your purchase price. Windows 98 or Mac® OS 8. 120 Hidden Lake Circle. If you do not find an answer to your question. Please enclose an explanation for the return. Select the product name from the alphabetical list and check to see if the problem you are experiencing is listed among the FAQs. You may be asked to provide the following information: • • • • • • • • • • • • Your contact information (name and email address. packing slip. within 30 days of purchase. wholesalers. Dock Door #9. Playtime for Toddler • 33 ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .) Brand of computer Operating system (for example. Riverdeep . or invoice showing the store name and location. Return the complete package to us at The Learning Company.

Aaron Abigail Abigal Adam Adina Adrian Aki Al Alan Albert Alec Alejandro Alex Alexander Alexandra Alexandria Alexis Alice Alicia Alison Allen Allison Allyson Alyson Alyssa Amanda Amber Amy Andrea Andrew Andy Angela Ann Anna Anne Annette Anthony Antonio Arlene Arthur Asha Ashley Aspen Austin Barbara Barbie Barry Benjamin Bernard Beth Betty Beverly Bill Blake Bob Bobby Bradley Brandon Breanna Brent Brett Brevan Brian Briana Brianna Bridgette Brittany Brittney Brooke Bruce Bryan Caitlin Caleb Calista Calvin Cameron Canaan Candice Candy Carey Carla Carlos ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Carol Carole Caroline Carolyn Carrie Cary Caryn Casey Cassandra Catherine Cathie Cathy Celeste Chad Charles Charlotte Chelsea Cheri Cheryl Cheyenne Chloe Chris Christa Christian Christina Christine Christopher Chuck Cindy Claire Clarence Claudia Clay Clyde Cody Cole Colin Colleen Connie Connor Corey ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Courtney Craig Crystal Cuong Cyndie Cynthia Daisy Dakota Dale Dalton Dan Dana Daniel Danielle Darin Darla Darlene Darrell Darren Daryl Dave David Dean Deanna Debbie Deborah Dee Deirdre Dennis Derek Derrick Destiny Devin Diana Diane Dominique Donna Dorothy Doug Douglas ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 34 • Playtime for Toddler ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ . If your baby’s name is on this list and you type it in the yellow box on the Personalization screen. Some names appear with several variations in spelling.Appendix This list contains more than 500 popular children’s names in the United States. your baby’s name will appear and will be spoken in each of the four books in the My Storybooks activity. All of these names have been recorded for use in Reader Rabbit Toddler and Playtime for Baby.

Duane Dustin Dylan Ed Edward Eileen Elizabeth Ellen Elliott Emily Emma Eric Erica Erik Erika Erin Ethan Eugene Eva Evan Eve Fedora Felicity Fox Frances Francis Frank Fred Gabriel Gabriela Gabriella Gail Garreth Garrett Garth Gary Gatt Gene Genevieve Geoffrey George Georgina Geri Gerry Gib Gibson Gina Glades Glen Glenn Glynis Grace Grant ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Greg Gregory Gustavo Gwendolyn Gwyneth Hailey Haley Hannah Harris Heather Herbert Holly Hunter Ian Isabel Isabella Ivan Jack Jacob Jacqueline Jake James Jamie Jana Jane Janet Janette Janice Jared Jasmine Jason Jean Jeffery Jeffrey Jenna Jennifer Jeremy Jeri Jerry Jesse Jessica Jessie Jesus Jill Jim Jimmy Joan Joann Joanne Jocelyn Jodi Jodie Jody ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Joe John Jon Jonathan Jordan Jorge Jose Joseph Joshua Josiah Joy Joyce Juan Judith Judy Julene Julia Julie Julio Jun June Justin Kaile Kaitlin Kaitlyn Kara Karen Kari Karin Karla Kate Katelyn Katherine Kathie Kathryn Kathy Katie Katrina Kayla Keagan Kelly Kelsey Ken Kenda Kenneth Kenny Kerry Kevin Kimberly Kirk Kirsten Kris Kristen ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Kristin Kristine Kristofer Kyle Kyra Lane Laura Laurel Lauren Laurie Lawrence Layla Leah Leila Leona Lesley Leslie Lillian Linda Lindsey Lisa Logan Lori Louis Lucas Luis Luke Lynn Mackenzie Madeline Madison Maile Marc Marcia Marco Marcus Margaret Maria Mariah Marian Mariko Marissa Mark Marla Marsha Mary Mason Matthew Mattie Max May Megan Mei ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Playtime for Toddler • 35 .

Melissa Mertis Michael Michele Michelle Midori Miguel Mikaela Mike Mildred Milton Mindy Miranda Mitchell Molly Monica Morgan Nancy Naomi Natalie Nathan Nathaniel Neal Nelson Nicholas Nick Nicki Nicole Nolan Noreen Novine Olivia Owen Paige Pam Pamela Pat Patricia Patrick Paul Paula Pauline Pete Peter Phil Philip Phoebe Rachel Raquel Raymond Rebecca Richard Rina ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Rob Robert Robin Robyn Ron Ronald Rupert Ryan Sabrina Sajid Sally Sam Samantha Samuel Sandra Sandy Sanjay Sara Sarah Savannah Scott Sean Seth Shane Shannon Sharon Shawn Sheila Shelby Sheri Sherry Sheryl Shirley Sierra Silvia Solveig Sophia Spencer Stacey Stacie Stacy Stanley Stephan Stephanie Stephen Steve Steven Susan Sydney Tala Tanner Taylor Terri ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Terry Thea Thomas Tiffany Tim Timothy Toby Todd Toni Tony Tracey Tracie Tracy Travis Trevor Tyler Usa Van Vanessa Vickie Vicky Victor Victoria Vincent Virginia Wallace Warren Wendell Wendy Wesley William Willie Yamini Yolanda Yuki Zach Zachary Zoe 36 • Playtime for Toddler ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ .