Splodge is a friendly and resourceful blob of blue paint who has made many friends in the virtual Early Years classroom where he lives. Real children aged from three to five can join in the fun on the interactive CD-Rom Here's Splodge. There are six activities, all of which can be worked through at varying levels of difficulty. As they decorate Peter Panda's cake with sweets, they are also sorting shapes and colours; as they make a friend for the play-dough girl, they are putting body parts into the correct positions. It's all cheerful and thought-provoking. Here's Splodge costs pound;39.95 from Sherston.