Before you invest in reading software for your child, consider these points:
* Try before you buy. Some stores have demonstration software set up, or check to see if the library or your child's school has a copy you can preview.
* Look for reviews in magazines such as Consumer Reports for Kids, recommendations from teachers, tutors and other parents, and advice from the store's computer software experts.
* Choose a level of difficulty appropriate to your child's age and ability.
* Check specifications to be certain your computer can adequately handle the program's technical requirements.
Pub Date: 8/19/98