From: May Sarmac
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Date: 11 Nov 1996
Remote Name: mingong-pc08.ucsc.edu
Well, when I did get frustrated with the game and didn't know what to do, I clicked on the "HELP" menu. It actually helped me, well sort of. Some of the directions were hard to understand. Since it was hard for me to understand some directions or clues, it helped me understand what the kids go through even more. To help the kids know what I went through and get help on the games, I would suggest clicking on the Help option and read the information outloud with them. Then I'd ask them to translate the info. into their words to make sure they understand (maybe I'd understand the info. a little better also). I think if they still didn't know what to do, I'd offer solutions to them, but through suggestions and not through showing them where to click and what to do. By playing the game by myself, I don't think that that was the only way I'd learn to play a game, but I think that was the only way for me to learn at my own pace and not at the pace of the child I'm working with.