Count With Oliver
By Mirrorsoft
Spectrum 48K

Published in Crash #44

Count With Oliver

These two games introduce young children to the basics of counting and simple addition and subtraction. In Toyshop, Oliver asks the player to count the toys in a shop window. Three different kinds of toys appear in three colours, and the program introduces the idea of sets as well as numbers.

Toyshop is structured very well, becoming more difficult only when correct responses show the child's coping well.

Lollipop gets further into simple arithmetic. First the prayer has to help Oliver buy lollipops of various colours from the shop; then the quantities of lollipops are added or subtracted. The second time you play the game in a session, two-digit numbers are introduced.

Keyboard play: responsive Graphics: simple but attractive

Rosetta McLeod

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