The Animated Puzzles CD-Rom is a computer video game designed for use by children with fine motor, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. Animated Puzzles offers photo-realistic images from a collection of 55 pictures which are scrambled into a choice of 12, 24, 48, or 96 pieces, with the challenge increasing with the number of pieces. The 48- and 96-piece puzzles are challenging enough for an adult. To play, users click on a puzzle piece, drag it into position, and click again to place the piece in the puzzle. The process also builds the skills needed to solve problems and coordinate their thoughts and actions. The puzzles teach spatial thinking, and reward the child's ability to recognize colors, objects, and relationships between the parts and the whole. A hints button provides assistance when needed to complete the puzzle. After completing a puzzle, players are rewarded with a professionally-created, 3-D animation. A "Just Watch the Animations" button enables users to view the animations without completing a puzzle. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95/98 or Windows NT4/2000.