School Zone Interactive’s On-Track Software Continues
Its Winning Streak with Five New Parent’s Choice and BESSIE Awards

On-Track Software’s flagship series, Electronic Workbooks, is an industry
leader in children’s educational software and a consistent award winner.
 
GRAND HAVEN, MI, April 24, 2002—School Zone Interactive is proud to announce that its On-Track Software brand of Electronic Workbooks was honored with two distinguished Parent’s Choice Spring 2002 awards and three prestigious BESSIE awards. The winners of the Parent’s Choice awards were Time, Money & Fractions grades 1-2 and Vocabulary Puzzles grade 1. Winners of the BESSIE Award, from ComputED, were Thinking Skills, Multiplication & Division grades 3-4 and Vocabulary Puzzles grade 1. These honors bring the Electronic Workbooks’ trophy case to more than 100 awards in just over two years.
 
Combining the very best of traditional workbooks with today’s innovative multimedia technology, On-Track Software focuses on the specific skill sets that children must master within preschool/readiness, math, reading, and language arts. Each Electronic Workbook progressively guides children ages 2-12 through a focused series of learning objectives. They provide comprehensive and engaging educational content presented in creative activities accented with fun-filled games. 
 
The Parents’ Choice Awards designation recognizes products that meet and exceed standards set by educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents, and even, kids. The Parent’s Choice Awards Committee seeks out and recommends products that help kids grow—imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally—and that are fun, safe, and socially sound. 
 
ComputED is a non-profit educational resource associated with the San Diego Center for Educational Technology. ComputED teaches computer skills to both children and adults, plus provides software previews to millions of educators worldwide. The Best Educational Children’s Software Awards (BESSIEs) provide parents and teachers with a guide to the top titles for children and students.
 
“Being honored once more by both Parent’s Choice and ComputED makes us extremely proud of our On-Track Software brand and its unique learning curriculum,” says School Zone Interactive CEO Jonathan Hoffman. He adds, “Every award we win confirms our dedication to creating the very best educational software for children.”
 
On-Track Software comes with a suggested retail price of $19.99, and is available for both Windows® and Macintosh® systems. For an added value, each title is packaged with a traditional School Zone workbook or storybooks. 
 
For additional information about the Parent’s Choice awards and a description of the significance of each awards category, consult the Parent’s Choice Foundation's Web site (www.parents-choice.org). Additional information about ComputED and the BESSIE awards can be found at www.computedgazette.com.
 
ELECTRONIC WORKBOOK FACTS
— Based on School Zone Publishing’s 20 years of proven workbook content. 
— Children are comfortable with the workbook format, encouraging extended play.
— The first-ever comprehensive Electronic Workbook to offer specific skill sets.
     Educational emphasis interspersed with entertaining games.
— Provides audio guidance and tracks each child’s progress throughout.
— Thousands of variations on problems and play provide unlimited repeat usage.
— Easy-to-use and understand. 
— Terrific price point at $19.99.
— Traditional “paper” workbook included with the CD-ROM.
 
ELECTRONIC WORKBOOK TITLES 
 
Preschool Skills:
 
Math Skills: 
 
Reading Skills: 
Alphabet grade K
Beginning Reading grades K-1: Beep, Beep! and I Want a Pet 
Beginning Reading grades K-1: Jog, Frog, Jog and Nine Men Chase a Hen
Beginning Reading grades 1-2: A Different Tune and It’s Magic
Beginning Reading grades 1-2: The Big Race and Nicole Digs a Hole
Reading Readiness grades K-1 
Phonics grades 2-3
 
Language Skills: 
Spelling Puzzles grade 1
Vocabulary Puzzles grade 1