Received for review

7th June 1996 at 01:00
IT. SPEEDY KEYS is a new computer program primarily for key stage 1 users, though it can also be used by older children or adults. Containing games designed to encourage greater familiarity with the computer keyboard and to improve spelling and reading skills, it also has a recording facility to enable teachers to monitor each student's progress. For Acorn computers. Pounds 30 for a single user; Pounds 72 for a site license. Further information: Trish Hornsey, SEMERC, 1 Broadbent Road, Watersheddings, Oldham OL1 4LB. Tel: 0161 627 4469

MR POTATO HEAD SAVES VEGGIE VALLEY: PLAY-DOH CREATIONS AND PUZZLES. These three CD-Roms for three to eight-year-olds represent Playskool's first venture into multimedia. In the first, the hero vegetable has an interactive adventure; in the second children make crazy Play-Doh creations and in the third, they explore how different shapes and objects fit together. Pounds 29.99. Hasbro Interactive Ltd, 2 Roundwood Ave, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1AZ. Tel: 0181 569 1234

ENGLISH SPELLING 9-13. By Sue Hackman and Liz Trickett. This contains more than 40 photocopiable worksheets, and combines training and practice for teachers (and parents) with activities for pupils. It eschews the drills and skills approach in favour of showing pupils how they can help themselves to become better spellers. Pounds 19.99. Hodder Stoughton Educational, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. Tel: 0171 873 6000 RE RAKSHA BANDHAN, SUKKOT AND HARVEST FESTIVAL These three friezes for early years' pupils have five images of each festival. They can be pinned on the wall, stood up in a zig-zag shape or read like a book. A teaching guide is included. Pounds 8.45. PCET Wallcharts, 27 Kirchen Road, London W13 0UD. Tel: 0181 566 5120

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