Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey on November 22, 1988 · Page 68
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Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey · Page 68

Camden, New Jersey
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Tuesday, November 22, 1988
Page 68
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20E COURIER-POST, Tusaday, November 22, 1988 . Turning the TV into A new video system that turns a household television into a fun-filled learning center promises to be one of the biggest sellers in the toy industry this Christmas. Video Technology's new SOCRATES is the first comprehensive educational system to work directly through a television set without requiring a VCR. It contains over 90 built-in activities, providing entertaining one-to-one instruction in math, spelling, muic and drawing for youngsters from kindergarten all the way through grade school. "SOCRATES harnesses the power of television in a positive direction," said Jack Hirsch, president of Video Technology, the toy industry's leading maker of educational electronics. "We know from experience and research that parents are concerned about the quality of their children's education and extremely receptive to productive pastime products that can help their youngsters learn. Initial consumer response has reinforced our confidence in SOCRATES which registered higher dollar sales than any other item in our line during its . first month on the market." Named after the famous Greek educator, SOCRATES provides individual instruction at a child's own pace through highly interactive learning activities supported by positive reinforcement for progress. The main SOCRATES unit provides six levels of math problem difficulty progressing through addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Four levels of word and spelling exercises have youngsters identifying the first letter of an illustrated word, spelling complete words, answering questions regarding a scene depicted on the screen, and playing hangman, scramble or word search games. A built-in picture library, directional drawing controls and 14 color choices provide hours of creative fun with SOCRATES' "Super. Painter" function. Youngsters can draw freehand or utilize items from the picture library. They can automatically produce rectangular outlines, triangles and circles, fill in an area with color, erase features, repeat parts of a screen and change colors with the push of a button. If a child's family owns a " VCR, he can actually record his artistic expressions and send them off to Grandma. The main SOCRATES unit simply connects into a television set's antenna input, taking advantage of the large screen format and full-color graphics for portraying various learning activities. A wireless remote control keyboard allows the child the mobility to operate SOCRATES LIVE ON STAGTtQSRaX: The Best Little Whorehouse n TEXAS INCLUDES LAVISH Riverfront 0IKMH 4Dinner Theatre " DclKWl Kiwi ftpto. t 7000 I tKOUP aTCS.TBS iHTtllPRISiS.fmC PHIMC Education from anywhere in the room without cumbersome wires. As children type their answers on the keyboard, their response appears on the screen alongside the written question. An optional voice cartridge turns SOCRATES into an audio, as well as video, system, providing a clear computer voice to talk youngsters through each activity and provide verbal encouragement for progress. Suggested retail for the main SOCRATES unit with 90 built-in activities and the remote-control keyboard is approximately $149. The optional voice cartridge retails for around $40. In addition to SOCRATES, the company has introduced three new self-contained electronic learning aids for Christmas of 1988. These new tutors run the gamut from helping pre-schoolers recognize shapes and colors to teaching older students touch typing and computer programming. V-Tech's versatile new Pre- Computer 1000 is a bridge to a ' personal computer for grade school and junior high youngsters. n SEASON'S GREETINGS No From The Village Clipper Lj$ 963-8577 R" From Conception To Presentation To Creation $5-GIFT CERTIFICATE-0 At Time Of Purchase Of $25.00 Or More CRYSTAL OUTLET, INC. FINE CHINA, CRYSTAL, GIFTS WE CARRY: Mikasa Gaebel Noritaile Supreme Fitz & Floyd Slob 9k 8 "Wi Guie you VmoHD&yd Somite" (Next to Burn Pontiac) 752 W. RT. 70, MARLTON, NJ 596-6625 Tftll Fraa 1.(100-524-2819 OUR PRICES ARE THE LOWEST ANYWHERE We Can Ship Your Gifts Anywhere FREE GIFT WRAPPING Not to be combined with any of our other advertising a learning experience Get smart: Socrates unique in that you can play on your television without VCR. 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