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The Oxford Infant Atlas is now available in Welsh. It includes all the place names children must know for key stage 1; satellite images in colour and maps designed for young children.The pages are the same as in the English version which means accompanying English support material can be used alongside. Pounds 3; Pounds 2.70 (10 copies or more). Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.
Tel: 01865 567767.
A Greek Locality
Focusing on the small Greek fishing village of Epidavros as a bridge between ancient and modern Greece, this pack contains colour photos and posters, very large maps, photos and a resource book with teachers' notes and photocopiable activity sheets. For key stage 2. Pounds 49.99. Folens Ltd, Albert House, Apex Business Centre, Boscombe Road, Dunstable LU5 4RL.
Tel: 01582 472788.
The famous, gangly. red-haired girl who lives in the Villa Villekulla is the subject of this CD-Rom for four to 10-year-olds. It includes animated stories and games: children, for example, tour the house choosing which rooms to investigate; what clothes Pippi will wear and discovering what she has hidden in the attic. They can also be introduced to foreign languages as the versatile and talented Pippi speaks 11 and the CD-Rom incorporates all of them.
For Windows PC and Macintosh computers. Pounds 39.95. CD-Rom Distributions Ltd, Mowbray House, Mowbray Street, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 3EJ.
Tel: 0161 477 8848.
The Dorling Kindersley Children's Dictionary
With more than 45,000 definitions this CD-Rom is described as "a seriously useful dictionary", but one which can also be fun and encourages learning. For children aged seven to 12, among its features are a facility for listing related words to encourage children to explore vocabulary and a "word detective" which reveals information about any word, including its history, synonyms, alternative spellings and idioms. Animations, illustrations and sounds are included. For Windows PC (Mac version available from next month). Pounds 29.99.
Dorling and Kindersley, 9 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PS.