Knowledge AdventureÒ Corporate Backgrounder

Knowledge Adventure® is a leader in developing, publishing and distributing award-winning, multimedia educational software for use in both homes and schools. The company is internationally renowned for its market-leading Math Blaster®, Reading Blaster™, JumpStart Learning System™, Fisher-Price®, Syracuse Language™, Dr. Brain™, Play Zone!™ and Kaplan®’s “Real World” software and test-preparation brands, which make it the largest educational software group in the world.

These products focus on building important learning skills while offering state-of-the-art graphics, animation, video, music and sound. They cover a wide range of subjects — from math, reading and foreign languages to just plain fun — for toddlers to college-bound students.

Each CD-ROM is the result of extensive research, focus-group testing, use in classrooms, and the expertise of educators, parents and child-development specialists. They were developed to provide years of valuable learning, thanks to features such as innovative tutor technology, customization options, comprehensive data, extensive on-line help and parent progress reports.

Knowledge Adventure products are available at most computer retail stores and mass merchants nationwide at price points that make multimedia affordable for almost everyone. They are also available in about 25 countries worldwide and in 13 languages, including Arabic, Mandarin, Hebrew, German, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese and Swedish.

Math Blaster, Reading Blaster, Fisher-Price, JumpStart, Syracuse Language and Kaplan CD-ROMs have won recognition from many highly regarded publications and organizations, including Child magazine, Children’s Software Revue, Consumer Reports, Family Fun, Family Life, FamilyPC, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Parents magazine, Parents’ Choice Foundation, Sesame Street Parents, Software Publishers Association, USA TODAY and Working Mother.