Parent Guide & Three learning adventures introduce fun engine facts while teaching letters, phonics

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  • Parent Guide & Instructions

    Make tracks around the Island of Sodor with Thomas™ and his friends! Three learning adventures introduce fun engine facts while teaching letters, phonics skills, word building, counting and more really useful skills for school.

    Contents Getting Started 2 Choosing a Game 2 Learning at Ąll Levels 2 Software Library 3 How to Play 4 Troubleshooting 7 Consumer Information 8

    This guide contains important information. Please keep it for future reference.

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    Insert the cartridge into the console with the printed side facing to the front. Press the On/Off button on the console. � cartridge icon will appear on the desktop. Click on the cartridge icon to start.

    �ll images in this Parent Guide are representative of gameplay only and do not reflect actual screenshot pixelation.

    Getting Started

    Choosing a Game Click on the activity you’d like to play. To exit the game, click on the red X button on the screen to return to the desktop.

    Learning at �ll Levels Thomas & Friends: Learning Destinations features two progressive learning levels designed to help children in pre-kindergarten through kindergarten (ages 3 to 6) master skills for school. Within each level, the challenge adjusts to help teach and reinforce important concepts. Once you have picked an activity, choose a level.

    Level 1 helps children aged 3 to 4 learn core curriculum, such as colors/colours, shapes, letters and numbers.

    Level 2 teaches more challenging academic concepts, such as number sequencing and word building, for players 4 or older.

    Your child can press the button on the keyboard at any time to get extra help with

    learning concepts and computer navigation.

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    Look for more CLICKSTĄRT™ software* at leapfrog.com!

    Finding Nemo: Sea of Keys Letters, Phonics Skills & QWERTY Key Placement

    Toy Story: To 100 and

    Beyond! Numbers, Counting & Screen

    Navigation

    Ąnimal Ąrt Studio

    Shapes, Patterns & Ądvanced Mousing

    Dora The Explorer: Friends! ¡Ąmigos!

    Shapes, Letters & Matching

    Learning Carnival

    Rhyming, Word Building

    & Sorting

    Thomas & Friends: Learning

    Destinations Problem Solving,

    Letters & Sequencing

    Visit leapfrog.com/ClickStart Check out leapfrog.com for more free resources. You’ll find expert articles on

    child development, fun activities for every age, learning tips and more!

    *Ądditional software sold separately. Ąll titles may not be available in all markets. �ctual cover art may vary.

    © Disney/Pixar

    © Disney/Pixar

    © 2007 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL, INC. All rights reserved.

    © 2007 Gullane (Thomas) Limited

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    How to Play

    Curriculum Letter identification, phonics skills (vowel and consonant sounds), word building, spelling

    Learning Within Each Level Each level contains several rounds of gameplay with different degrees of difficulty. At the end of every round, your child’s correct answers are added up, and the degree of difficulty in the next round automatically adjusts based on how well your child did. If your child has answered less than 40 percent of the questions correctly, the activity will decrease in difficulty until your child grows more confident with the concepts. If your child answers between 41 percent and 80 percent of the questions correctly, she will keep playing at the current level. If your child answers more than 81 percent of the questions correctly and has played the current round five times, the degree of difficulty will automatically increase in the next round.

    Harold’s Barrels � ship has spilled its load into the water! Help Harold clean up by using the arrow keys to guide him over the barrels. Press the down arrow to pick up a barrel.

    Level 1 Each barrel has a letter on it. You’ll be asked to find the barrel with the correct vowel on it; for example, find the barrel with the letter a on it to complete the word map.

    Level 2 Each barrel has a letter on it. Listen and look at the screen to see which barrels you should grab to spell a word. For example, to spell hat, you’ll be asked to pick up the letter h, then a and t.

    Earn tickets as you play!

    Watch out for the whale! If he swims below Harold and blows his spout, he’ll throw off Harold’s balance. Use the arrow keys to move Harold safely out of the way!

    Watch the fuel bar at the top of the screen. When Harold’s fuel runs out, the round is over!

  • How to Play

    Curriculum Shape recognition, colors/colours, number identification, counting, number sequencing

    Learning Within Each Level Each level contains several rounds of gameplay with different degrees of difficulty. �t the end of every round, your child’s correct answers are added up, and the degree of difficulty in the next round automatically adjusts based on how well your child did. If your child has answered less than 40 percent of the questions correctly, the activity will decrease in difficulty until your child grows more confident with the concepts. If your child answers between 41 percent and 80 percent of the questions correctly, he will keep playing at the current level. If your child answers more than 81 percent of the questions correctly and has played the current round five times, the degree of difficulty will automatically increase in the next round.

    Making Tracks The race is on! Choose the engine you’d like to drive—Thomas, Emily or Henry—and make tracks to your special destination on the Island of Sodor. When you finish, you’ll find out if you beat the time of the other engines.

    Level 1 Use your mouse to drive your engine to the shape the narrator asks for. �s you progress, you’ll be asked to find objects by color/colour as well as shape (to find the yellow triangle, for example).

    Level 2 Use your mouse to drive your engine to the number the narrator asks for. �s you progress, you will be asked to count the circles in the toolbar and find the corresponding number. You’ll also get practice with sequencing skills by looking for numbers that come before or after another number.

    Earn tickets as you play!

  • How to Play

    Curriculum Letter identification, phonics skills (initial and final consonant sounds), word building, problem solving, logic skills

    Learning Within Each Level Each level contains several rounds of gameplay with different degrees of difficulty. �t the end of every round, your child’s correct answers are added up, and the degree of difficulty in the next round automatically adjusts based on how well your child did. If your child has answered less than 40 percent of the questions correctly, the activity will decrease in difficulty until your child grows more confident with the concepts. If your child answers between 41 percent and 80 percent of the questions correctly, she will keep playing at the current level. If your child answers more than 81 percent of the questions correctly and has played the current round five times, the degree of difficulty will automatically increase in the next round.

    Really Useful Engine Help Thomas deliver his cargo around the Island of Sodor! First, follow directions to load the boxes onto Thomas. Then, use your mouse to help him solve problems along the way. Thomas will also encounter sticky situations—such as getting covered in tar or chocolate. Use your mouse to make him nice and clean again.

    Level 1 Load the cargo crates with the right consonant to complete a word. Use your mouse to click on the correct crate and watch it snap into place on Thomas’s flatbed.

    Level 2 Listen for the right letter sound to complete a word. Use your mouse to click on the crate with the correct sound and move it onto Thomas’s flatbed.

    Whenever you see a gift box, click on it to hear a fun fact about Thomas and his friends!

    Earn tickets as you play!

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    Troubleshooting

    Product does not turn on or does not respond

    Product makes strange sounds or behaves erratically

    • Make sure console power light is on • Touch any key on the keyboard • Make sure there is a line-of-sight between the console and the keyboard • Make sure batteries are correctly installed • Make sure battery cover is securely attached • Insert the end of a paper clip into the RESET pinhole on the bottom of the console or on the bottom of the keyboard • Remove and reinsert cartridge, making sure the cartridge is inserted all the way into the slot • Remove batteries and put them back in • Clean battery contacts by rubbing lightly with a soft eraser and then wiping with a clean and dry cloth • Install new batteries

    • Follow the above instructions to clean battery contacts • Install new batteries

    Symptom: Try This:

    Product makes improper responses • Follow the above instructions to clean battery contacts • Install new batteries

    Display stops working

    • Adjust brightness/contrast controls on the TV • Install new batteries • Make sure TV is on • Make sure cables are fully inserted

    Power light not on • Press the On button on the console • Make sure batteries are correctly installed • Install new batteries

    Power light on but no picture on TV

    • Make sure the yellow video conne