Kutoka Interactive (http://www.kutoka.com/), producer of the Mia
edutainment software series, has launched the third title in its Didi
& Ditto series of educational software for the Mac and PC. The
learning adventure is targeted at children ages two to four years old
and offers activities related to pre-reading, pre-math, science,
music and art.

Here’s how the learning game is described: “In this adventure of the
brother/sister twins Didi and Ditto, we find our two zany beavers
preparing a reception for Mother Nature’s visit to their hometown
called Smart Valley, a special, wacky world where spiral trees and
funny characters abound. Zolt, a sneaky purple wolf, is trying to
ruin the party by breaking all of the musical instruments and hiding
all of the food. He then plans to step in and be the hero when Mother
Nature arrives. Didi and Ditto notice that Zolt is acting strange and
decide to keep an eye on him. It is up to the player to decide which
beaver will watch Zolt very carefully while the other one helps
Hootdini get ready for the festivities.

“In the game, children will work on recognizing letters and numbers,
counting, classifying, identifying shapes and sounds, as well as
developing observation abilities, understanding oral instructions,
and more. These skills are seamlessly incorporated into the game
play as the player helps Didi and Ditto. There are 16 entertaining
activities and lots of funny animations. As in the previous Didi &
Ditto games, children can choose to play the game as either the
female character (Didi) or the male character (Ditto), a choice that
can be very important to a preschooler.”

Each title in the Didi & Ditto series is designed to strengthen and
reinforce what children will be learning at school and covers
multiple subjects. At the start of each game there is a choice of
three difficulty levels giving the games a great deal of

Didi & Ditto Preschool — Mother Nature’s Visit is a hybrid DVD-ROM
that is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers. The software
has a suggested retail price of US$19.99.