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BOATBOX is an attractive series of reading drills for children, ages 3-7. Parents need to assist their children in these exercises. Each of four word lists contain 26 unique words. When the word is read correctly, the helper pushes the "+" key to reward the pupil with brightly-colored objects dancing on the screen to merry music. Missed words are repeated after all 26 words are completed. When all words have been read properly, the pupil is rewarded with flashing lights, a siren wail and a cartoon of dancing teddy bears.
Brandon's Lunchbox (Boats) a series of educational programs for 3 to 7 year olds @ 1989, Joey Robichaux P. O . Box 91016-199 Baton Rouge , La. 70816 NOTE: "Brandon's Lunchbox" requires an IBM PC or compatable with color graphics capability. The programs all use CGA graphics. The timing loops in the programs are based for the standard 4.7 Mhz PC processor. If you're using a faster machine, you may wish to place your machine in "slow" mode. "Brandon's Lunchbox" may be copied to and run from a hard drive. All programs must exist in the current default drive and directory. "Brandon's Lunchbox" is a Shareware product. It may be distributed for evaluation purposes provided that all programs noted in the appendix plus this documentation file are distributed together. The LunchBox The Lunchbox programs must all exist in the current drive and directory. There are different offerings in the Lunchbox series. This particular module is known as "BoatBox". To begin, type "BOATBOX" at the DOS prompt and press enter. (NOTE: This version of the Lunchbox is customized to display a child's name. Simply supply the child's name as a parameter. For example, "BOATBOX MARY" or "BOATBOX ALEX".) You'll see: ------- : : +------------------------+ : : : B R A N D O N ' S : : : : L U N C H B O X : : : +------------------------+ A B C D The Lunchbox contains four educational games. To select a game from the lunchbox, just press one of the letters A through D. To quit the Lunchbox and return to DOS, press a "+" or the Escape key. Games number one through four -- Games A through D The "BoatBox" series is a set of reading drills. Each of the four modules contains 26 unique words. These drills should be played with a monitoring helper (like Mom or Dad!) The player receives a word. If he reads the word properly, then press the "+" key. The player receives an audible award, plus a brightly colored object pops up on the screen. If the player misses the word, press any other key. This word goes back into a stack of missed words. It will not be displayed again until the player goes through the list of all 26 words. Once the player goes through all 26 words, the missed words will begin to repeat. When the player successfully reads a word, the word is dropped from the missed stack. If the player misses a word again, it goes back into the stack. However, it will not repeat until all of the other missed words are displayed. This process continues. Since missed words return to the stack, players get the chance to drill on the words they have the most problems reading. Since words don't repeat until all of the other words have passed, players don't get bored with the same words. Once the player reads all 26 words (and fills the screen with 26 rewards), he's rewarded with flashing lights, a siren wail, and a cartoon of dancing teddy bears. The game then begins over again. Press a "@" or the Escape key to return to the main Lunchbox menu. Shareware This Lunchbox is part of a shareware series of educational programs designed for 3 to 7 year olds. Commercial packages tend to ignore this age group. If you've found this program useful, then please consider forwarding a $5.00 payment (or whatever amount you feel is fair) to: Joey Robichaux P. O. Box 91016-199 Baton Rouge, La. 70816 In return, you'll receive notices of other educational packages that are currently available (most for $5.00), plus you'll get on the list for notice of future offerings. In any case, I'd like to hear your comments -- including any ideas you may have for other educational programs you'd like to see. Appendix -- Required files This Lunchbox requires the following files: BRUN30.EXE USERLIB.EXE BOATBOX.EXE BOAT1.EXE BOAT2.EXE BOAT3.EXE BOAT4.EXE All of these files must exist in the current drive and directory to run "Lunchbox" successfully. NOTE: You can run the programs BOAT1 through BOAT4 in standalone mode if you wish. However, you may not distribute these programs without the main Lunchbox menu program.
Disk No: 1466 Disk Title: Boat Box PC-SIG Version: S1.2 Program Title: Boat Box Author Version: 1 Author Registration: $5.00 Special Requirements: CGA graphics. BOATBOX is an attactive series of reading drills for children, ages 3-7. Parents need to assist their children in these exercises. Each of four word lists contain 26 unique words. When the word is read correctly, the helper pushes the ``+'' key to reward the pupil with brightly colored objects dancing on the screen to merry music. Missed words are repeated after all 26 words are completed. When all words are read properly, the pupil is reinforced with flashing lights, a siren wail and a cartoon of dancing teddy bears. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk No 1466 BOAT BOX >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To start the program, type BOATBOX (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To look at the documentation on your screen, type VIEW (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To copy the documentation to your printer, type MANUAL (press enter) ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ BOAT1 EXE 53120 1-01-80 12:25a BOAT2 EXE 53136 1-01-80 12:26a BOAT3 EXE 53136 1-01-80 12:26a BOAT4 EXE 53136 1-01-80 12:27a BOATBOX DOC 5920 1-01-80 12:21a BOATBOX EXE 21056 1-01-80 12:22a BRUN30 EXE 70680 4-07-87 10:48a FILE1466 TXT 1925 1-02-90 1:09p GO BAT 38 6-14-89 3:12p GO TXT 694 6-20-89 3:37p MANUAL BAT 147 6-20-89 3:38p PAGE COM 325 1-06-87 4:21p USERLIB EXE 7570 1-01-80 12:12a VIEW BAT 43 6-20-89 3:38p 14 file(s) 320926 bytes 34816 bytes free