School Zone Interactive Launches New
Pencil-Pal Software Series for Ages 2-6 at Toy Fair 2002

4 delightful titles add momentum to School Zone Interactive’s
award-winning lineup of children’s educational software 
TOY FAIR, NY, February 10, 2002—A “must see” at Toy Fair this year is School Zone Interactive’s newest educational learning tool, Pencil-Pal Software. Always a leader in children’s educational products, School Zone Interactive has developed Pencil-Pal Software, which partners pencil-and-paper workbook curriculum with interactive innovation to provide a unique, multi-faceted teaching method. The software provides solid educational content in a fun, exploratory environment created just for kids, while the workbook offers structured off-screen practice. For children ages 2-6, these perfect 2-for-1 products sell for a terrific price point of $19.99.
The first four titles released in the Pencil-Pal Software line are Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Phonics. Each unique and easy-to-use CD-ROM is an imaginative world of talking animals packed with fun learning activities that children will love to explore. All Pencil-Pal Software includes a learning game, an art studio, a movie theater and dot-to-dot puzzles that spring to life to delight every child, plus a 64-page workbook that covers important grade-based skills. 
“Preparing children for success in school is our primary goal,” says School Zone Interactive CEO Jonathan Hoffman.  “School Zone software is the right solution to provide children with essential learning skills while letting them relax and have fun in a welcoming and friendly learning environment.”
These Pencil-Pal titles come with a suggested retail price of $19.99, and are available for both Windows® and Macintosh® systems. Each CD-ROM is paired with a companion School Zone workbook to give children a well-rounded grade-based learning program.
Each Pencil-Pal is a unique playground for learning, featuring kid-approved themes that are hosted by friendly talking animals:  
Preschool: Adorable barnyard theme introduces school readiness skills

Kindergarten: Clubhouse membership includes alphabet and counting fun 

First Grade: High seas adventure sails through math and language arts skills

Phonics: Exciting firehouse theme focuses on vowel sounds, blends and more 
— Proven content is based on School Zone’s 20 years of educational experience.
— Combines state-of-the-art multimedia with traditional workbook practice.
— Each CD-ROM title includes a learning game, movies, dots-to-dots and an art studio.
— 64-page full-color workbook offers grade-based practice.
— Complete package provides a variety of teaching techniques to help every child learn.
— Terrific price point at $19.99.