A Classic Educational Software Experience

Thinking about the classic Broderbund title "Just Grandma and Me" reminds one of the simpler days of interactive media. Hypercard-like in its simplicity, this clever and engaging title leverages delightful animations and sounds which encourage kids to explore all of the nuances and details in the interactive illustrations. The written text of the story is interactive as well. Sentences can be read to children or they can click on those tricky words to have them sounded out individually.

There are many learning websites for kids today to be sure. However, this title, produced in the days before SpongeBob Squarepants and the like, is notable for paving the way for all that have followed while keeping the quality bar high. There is little doubt that even Grandma would approve of this one.