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Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit
Reader Rabbit

SystemCommodore 64
Floppy (5.25")1

The Learning Company

Commodore 64

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Release Date: 1/1/1984
Manufacturer: The Learning Company
Donated By: Bob Malins
Reader Rabbit is an edutainment software franchise created in 1984 by The Learning Company. This series currently makes up the greater part of a franchise of grade-based and subject-based titles, where the games for infancy through second grade feature Reader Rabbit. The games for third grade through sixth grade instead feature The ClueFinders.

The first game in the series taught language arts, featuring a variety of simple games designed to teach schoolchildren basic reading and spelling skills. Originally, the title character's name was changed to reflect a change in subject, as with Math Rabbit, but it has apparently since been decided to retain the character's original name regardless of the subject area covered by a particular game. "Reader Rabbit" is presumably a play on "Peter Rabbit."

In 2011, a game for the Nintendo Wii was announced.

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