Inspired Logic has has released a new version of their wonderful "learn-to-read" program, C.D. Caterpillar. The application helps school age children learn to read in a fun, interactive way. The new version includes a collection of new stories. According to Inspired Logic:
Inspired Logic, LLC has released C.D. Caterpillar Version 10.0, a Macintosh only program designed to help beginning readers strengthen their reading skills quickly, in a fun and non-threatening way. The software is based on the theory of Cognitive Experiential Learning, which means, simply, learning by doing. Toward that end, every aspect of C.D. Caterpillar is designed to focus the student on actual reading.
The stories featured in Version 10.0 include the entire text of Ozma of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Also included in Version 10.0 are The Story of Christopher Columbus, Early, Fantastic Fables and other short stories.
Any level of reader can get started with C.D. Caterpillar. The controls are simple, and everything is explained verbally; no initial reading ability is assumed. Immediate, direct assistance is always available just by clicking on the problem word. When the word is clicked, it is pronounced for the reader. C.D. Caterpillar keeps track of the problem words, reinforcing them later in highly focused games.
C.D. Caterpillar is available for US$16. You can find more information at the Inspired Logic web site.