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Info on Big Thinkers 2nd Grade

Post by CDCB on Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:40 pm

Some googling found me with the jist of what Big Thinkers 2nd Grade was going to be:

Big Thinkers Second Grade(tm) will be available in early 1998 for $29.95 on hybrid CD-ROM for Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Macintosh. This title enhances skills taught in the second-grade curriculum, covering simple multiplication, reading comprehension, addition and subtraction of large numbers, compound words, vocabulary, states of matter, creative pattern play, planet science, U.S. geography and much more. Examples of the activities are:

-- Ant math. The twins discover an underground ant farm. They grow extra arms and hands and multiply themselves so kids can help them perform counting activities.

-- Spider-web words. A spider web inspires Becky to hop on the web and grow four pairs of limbs, each pair a different color. On both sides of the screen, little spiders carry cards with words on them. By connecting matching-colored limbs to related word cards kids can form compound words. In other activities, kids can match related words such as antonyms, synonyms and homonyms.

-- Sticker toons. The twins see an unfinished piece of art and turn themselves into art tools so kids can creatively complete pictures. Kids can use a variety of special animated stickers to complete the picture or to create their very own animated designs.

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http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Humongous+Entertainment+unveils+Big+Thinkers+Series+of+Educational...-a019465168

I think it's safe to assume that Big Thinkers 2nd Grade in fact exists, but somehow never got released. It's a shame, I would have liked to see how HE made the Sticker Toons activity.

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Re: Info on Big Thinkers 2nd Grade

Post by ElectroMan34 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:38 pm

I wonder if this would have been like the JumpStart series and continued through 6th Grade or so. That would have been kinda neat, but these never really got picked up like the Adventure and Sports games did.

Small Company + Unpopular Franchise = Nix. Shame really, I liked the first two. The interface was refreshing since it was more flashy than in other HE series.

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Re: Info on Big Thinkers 2nd Grade

Post by CDCB on Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:10 am

That would have been interesting--I guess HE realized that Jump Start was too big a franchise to compete with.

I agree, Big Thinkers was awesome. It had a theme song for crying out loud! You don't get much better than that. :P

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Post by MrEightThreeOne on Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:27 pm

And an ear-wormy one at that. It certainly doesn't help that it shows up ALL OVER THE PLACE in the games.

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Post by Pizzaking27 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:13 pm

It's like Teletubbies!

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Re: Info on Big Thinkers 2nd Grade

Post by CDCB on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:11 pm

Aww, I always liked the song. Oh well, to each their own.

I do agree with you that they overused it in the background music though, Legoking. At best, it should have been in the starting room and maybe one or two more.

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