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Reader Rabbit 1 / Leap Ahead! Phonics Ages 4-7

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ReaderRabbit1.iso_.sit (37.02 MB)
MD5: 7afe30e01861410c14d84995714f150b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
RR1_hybrid.iso_.sit (49.64 MB)
MD5: de4c95b1d7b203181260fddebdb7a551
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver,

DL #1 is a Mac-only disc image of the game. Also known as "Phonics are Fun with Reader Rabbit"?

A really confusing release of Reader Rabbit that wasn't marketed as a Reader Rabbit game very explicitly. And terrifying animations. Ooh. Nasty.

From Amazon...

Leap Ahead! Phonics includes over 30 skills, four skill levels and 16 activity combinations to keep kids ages 4-7 entertained as they learn essential reading skills.

Your kids can:

  • Choose the words with the correct spelling patterns to fill up the train!
  • Create words to match the pictures by painting in the missing letters!
  • Match letters, words and pictures to see what's inside the crates!
  • Sort words into groups according to letter patterns!

Skills covered include:

  • Basic Phonics & Decoding
  • Letter Identification by Sight & Sound
  • Sounding Out Words
  • Letter/Pattern Recognition
  • Word & Picture Matching
  • Spelling Basics
  • Vocabulary Building
  • Memory & Concentration
  • And more!

DL #2 is a hybrid Mac/PC disc image of a CD sold explicitly as Reader Rabbit 1. The CD has "deluxe" written on it, but it seems to be the same as the game in the first download.

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)


SuperMew98's picture
by SuperMew98 - 2015, March 29 - 3:04pm

Wow, I remember playing this game when I was in Kindergarten. Great to see it up here!

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 28 - 4:41pm

Okay, I think this must be the answer that there are was Mac-only releases available as well.

butterburger's picture
by butterburger - 2015, March 28 - 2:45pm

I have access to a Windows-only release of this game.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, March 28 - 11:22am

Are you sure this is a Mac-only CD-ROM, when the image on the external mirror comes as Mac-only?

Probably yes, because here is offered a Mac-only manual: (1991) MANUAL: READER RABBIT (MAC) (LEARNING COMPANY)

No idea if it fits to the game available at this page, though.