Welcome to School Zone's Puzzle Play Word Searches Software!
In this Read Me document, you will find the following:
Age Level Ages 7-up
Educational Skills:
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Perception
  • Classifying
  • Fine motor skills
  • Following directions
Key Features:
  • The simple program design allows children to work independently.
  • Children can choose from 12 Word Search categories and 2 levels of difficulty: 5-word puzzles or 10-word puzzles. The categories are: Dogs, Bugs, Buildings, Sports, Fancy Feet, Solar System, Wild Cats, Musical Instruments, Dinosaurs, Endangered Animals, Rainforest Animals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
  • A shuffle feature allows children to re-mix the word search and try again.
  • School Zone Interactive software keeps children actively engaged.
How to Play:
  Welcome to Puzzle Play Word Searches!  Are you ready to turn this computer into a word-search adventure? Just click on the kid explorers to start.

Puzzle Play software makes it easy to create Word Search puzzles; but if you need some help, just click the question mark. Clicking the lightbulb will reveal one of the words hidden in the puzzle.
  Main Menu:
  • Play - Clicking the opening screen will begin play; the computer will present a word search game. To re-mix the words, click Shuffle.
  • Category and Difficulty - Click the Puzzle button to select one of 12 word categories. Then choose Easy Puzzle for a 5-word search list or Hard Puzzle for a 10-word list.
  • Sound Settings - Clicking on the musical note will turn the music off and on.
  • Help and Clues – Clicking the question mark will repeat the spoken directions. Clicking the lightbulb will reveal one of the hidden words.
  • Exit - You can leave Puzzle Play Word Searches at any time by clicking the red exit button in the upper right corner.
  The object of the game is to find all the words in the list, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally by selecting the first and last letter of the word as the clock is ticking. Click any word in the list to hear it read. Shuffle the words and try and beat your previous best time.
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
Minimum System Requirements:
  Windows® 7, Vista, XP SP3
    Pentium® III 1GHz (or equivalent)
    1GB of RAM
    800x600 32-bit color video
    16-bit sound card
    700MB of available disk space
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  Mac® OSX 10.8, 10.7.5, 10.6.8
    Intel Processor
    1GB of RAM
    800x600 32-bit color video
    700MB of available disk space
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
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