Thanks for the replies thus far. On those that have commented thus far, would you mind to explain a little further. If you prefer one title over another, why is that so?
For example, I bought the Reader Rabbit 1st Grade Capers on Cloud Nine (which Monster linked to) with our new computer. My kids have both been having a great time with this, but this is the first one they’ve used (at home) so they don’t have a lot to compare to. I’ve noticed that the “challenges” seem to escalate quite quickly which might not be good for kids who are easily frustrated and that some of the solutions were not simple (I ended up giving hints). On the other hand she seems to learn a bit, particularly the spelling and math sections.
Also, do you always buy software or do you swap with other parents, borrow from the library, etc? Mrs. ShibbOleth is big on using the library as a resource. It only took my daughter 2 days (with some help, as mentioned) to solve the mystery in the Reader Rabbit software. I wonder how long it will hold her interest to go back and do the tasks.
Aside to MikeG: Interestingly I just was thinking the other day that Candyland would make a very cool kid’s computer game. Now I’ll have to check it out.