This easy to use CD-Rom uses the whale theme to encourage the development of basic language skills including reading, writing and listening strategies and techniques. It is one in a series of CD-ROMs which each uses the whales theme to make learning fun. It includes letter sounds such as beginning sounds and tricky words, fill in the word, making words using poems of different lengths, learning to read, language activities and talking stories with interactive questions on the stories. The CD-ROM is easy to use and the whales theme makes learning fun. It has proved effective with all children including those with special needs or struggling with learning to read.