Welcome to School Zone's Dot-To-Dot Software!
     
In this Read Me document, you will find the following:
 
Technical Support:
If you experience problems using this software, you can e-mail us at support@schoolzone.com  
or call us at 1-616-846-9601.

Support Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST,
Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST

Additional support is always available online at: www.schoolzone.com/support

Please have the following information available for technical support:
  • Operating system
  • CPU type and speed
  • Amount of RAM
  • Available hard drive space
  • CD-ROM speed
      
Age LevelAges 5-7
 
Educational Goal:
To teach and practice beginning reading and letter sound skills through interactive software that appeals to a variety of learning styles.
 
Educational Skills:
    • Alphabetical order
    • Numbers 1-26
    • Each movie teaches language/alphabet skills through humor and video characters.
    • Strengthens hand-to-eye coordination and small-muscle motor skills through the interaction of the mouse with the screen features.
    • Helps your child enjoy the learning process.
 
Key Features:
    • The simple program design allows children to work independently.
    • School Zone Interactive software keeps children actively engaged.
  
How to Play:  
  
  1. Main Menu: 
  The Dot-to-Dot games are accessed through the Main Menu. There are 10 colorful doors each containing a dot-to-dot scene. To start a dot-to-dot, click on a door.

Six fun and educational movies can also be found by clicking the “Show” icon on the right of the screen.

You can leave Dot-to-Dot by clicking on the crossing gate on the bottom right of the screen.
   
  2. Dot-to-Dot:
  In each Dot-to-Dot there is a partial picture. In order to complete the picture, the child must connect a series of dots by connecting the letters or numbers in sequence. By clicking on each letter or number in sequence, lines are "drawn." When the dot-to-dot puzzle is successfully completed, the picture "magically" fills in with color and then animates with a humorous scene. If the child does the same puzzle a second time, the sequence of letters or numbers will change randomly; the starting letter, for example, might be L instead of A.

If you're stuck and aren't sure what to do, click the alligator conductor on the right side of the screen for more instructions.

You can go back to the main menu by clicking on the crossing gate on the bottom right of the screen.
  
  3. Movies:
  You may select from 6 different movies: “Animal Rappin’”, “Magical Animals”, “Poetic Pirate”, “Square Dance”, “Fisherman’s Song”, and “Colorful Chameleon” by clicking on the movie’s picture.

If you're stuck and aren't sure what to do, click the alligator conductor on the right side of the screen for more instructions.

You can exit a movie at any time by clicking the mouse.

You can return to the dots-to-dots by clicking on the “Dot-to-Dot” icon on the right side of the screen.