THE FOUR 10 Out Of 10 packs are collections of educational games that could help your child through the maze that is the National Curriculum, by making learning maths, algebra, language skills, and general knowledge fun to practise.
The appeal of the 10 Out Of 10 packs for parents is the inclusion of information on the dreaded National Curriculum. The idea is that you can leave your child playing through the games, come back later and discover how the Amiga thinks he or she is progressing. At least that has been the theory, but the at-a-glance attainment table can be confusing and misleading. However, there is every reason why children should enjoy the games. There are six games in each pack and each has six levels that cover the ages of six to 16, or three to seven in the case of Early Essentials.
There are cute graphics (I particularly liked the winking dog), end of game rewards and messages of congratulations and encouragement (or otherwise). These can be customised to include favourite words of praise. Children can play at leisure or pick up bonuses for a High Score Table by racing against the clock. A certificate can be printed as final rewards and proof of achievement.
Younger children will benefit from playing through the games with an adult, not only because discussion will extend their learning, but also because they may need help discovering exactly what they are supposed to do.