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Kati Elliott/Kathleen Pomorski
KEH Communications


New version of popular creativity software program runs on latest
Windows and Macintosh systems

Torrance, Calif. – January 24, 2007 – Kid Works® Deluxe, the creative writing and reading software program, has been updated with new technology and an all-new look. The new version will be released in March 2007 by Knowledge Adventure®, the leader in educational software for the home and the classroom, and has been upgraded to run on Windows® Vista and Macintosh® OS X systems.

An all-in-one publishing tool, Kid Works Deluxe combines a word processor and paint program that allow elementary school students to create media–rich stories. With its completely redesigned interface, Kid Works Deluxe makes it easier than ever for students to expand their writing and reading skills.

Students can write stories from scratch and illustrate them in the painting module, which has been updated with 54 new textures and gives users the ability to import jpeg files as well as their own photos. Kid Works Deluxe also offers new cross–curricular, ready–made projects featuring math, science, social studies and more, to help students begin the writing process.

Updated text–to–speech technology will enable students to more clearly hear their stories read aloud by the computer, thereby strengthening their reading skills. As with the current version, the new Kid Works Deluxe has a recording feature, an invaluable reading tool, which allows students to record their stories in their own voices.

”Kid Works Deluxe has been a staple software program in elementary schools for 10 years,” said David Blumstein, chief executive officer for Knowledge Adventure. ”It has been many years since the program has undergone a major revision and we felt it was time to take advantage of the new technologies to make this program even better.” As with other Knowledge Adventure programs, Kid Works Deluxe fosters a school–to–home connection. Finished stories can be easily printed and emailed to play on home computers that do not have Kid Works Deluxe installed.

System Requirements and Pricing
Kid Works Deluxe runs on Windows XP and Vista and Macintosh OS X systems. The software sells for $30 per license and is also available as an unlimited network version for $899.

About Knowledge Adventure
For more than 20 years, children’s software pioneer Knowledge Adventure® has set the standard in creating premium educational products for use in both the classroom and the home.  With award-winning brands including JumpStart®, Reading Blaster® and Math Blaster® found in one of every five American classrooms, Knowledge Adventure understands the needs of teachers and provides educators with the supplemental, content-rich materials needed to meet and exceed today’s education standards.  Teacher tested and trusted, Knowledge Adventure software has helped millions of students build and strengthen essential learning skills. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is based in Los Angeles.  For more information, please visit

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