My Very Own Story CD-ROM review: Red Planet


Technology plays such a big part in our lives. Whilst we limit the amount of technology our children use each day I am always looking at different ways to improve their basic computer skills in a fun and interesting way which is why I volunteered to try out the CD-ROMs from My Very Own Story.

The CD-ROM from My Very Own Story contains a personalised illustrated story with interactive pages, games and the ability to record yourself reading the story. The story is available on one CD-ROM with 3 different reading levels. The games can be single or double player which is great when little brothers or sisters want to join in.

The CD-ROM was easy to install and very easy to personalise with the details that we wanted in the story. I had to enter the name of the child to be the star of the story as well as the names of two of their friends, their age, their home town and the name of an adult. For this story we chose Master M and two of his friends. Master M found the CD-ROM easy to use and the story easy to access. He is quite a good reader so read the story on level 3 while his younger brother was able to read the story on level 1. Check out the video review below to see the difference between the levels and to see how easily Master M was able to navigate the Main Menu.

We have all really enjoyed The Red Planet CD-ROM from My Very Own Story. The story itself is great and the way we can customise the level of the story means that both my 5yr old and my 7yr old can enjoy this story themselves. The interactive illustrations are fun and both boys have enjoyed finding different things to play with in the illustrations. The games are easy to play and the printable colouring in pages have also been a big hit. While the boys are having fun they don’t even realise that they are working on improving their computer and reading skills.
These CD-ROMs would be fabulous as a unique educational gift for any child and they are a great investment into your child’s learning and development.

We love the My Very Own Story CD-ROM and we are sure you will too. With a great range of different stories there is something to suit everyone.

RRP: $20.00 plus $3.00 postage
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  1. Hello Mums Delivery,
    I won a personalised story on a CD-Rom,just recently and you asked if I could give you some feedback on the prize.
    It came yesterday and my children thought it was great! Anything that mentions their name,along with names of people they know,is a big hit.I had a little bit of trouble working out what to do at first,my computer skills are sadly subpar,but after a few tries I successfully recorded my story.Seeing my son’s face light up when he heard his name was very special for me as he is deaf in one ear.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this prize.
    Yours Sincerely,


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