every 2-3 months, I find myself at zany brainy or some other kids' store trying to buy software for my 5 year old. I never know what's worth buying, and the store help tends to be clueless. This book is the answer -- it's got great, detailed reviews of some very cool kids software. And it also pointed me to some neat web sites that my son has loved (dealing with space and astronomy which is his favorite thing). So I'd highly recommend this book. Don't know what I did without it.
I think this book is a boon for my wife and kids, finally a book that we can all use together, that lays out for us fun and educational software and web sites. It is nice to have all this information in one place -- and on paper, rather than on "the internet." So, if you are fairly computer illiterate like me, I would recommend it to other parents with kids who already have computers in their households.
The book described some good web sites that were fun for my 6 year-old. I had fun with it too. I liked the section about child safety and tips on how to deal with adult content on the Internet. I haven't bought any software yet, so I can't comment on the software reviews.
This is an excellent guide that should be kept next to your computer at all times! Its impossible to research the many sites and software available for kids without some assistance and this little book is a BIG HELP.