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'90s FAMILY : CD-ROMs for the Littlest PC Users

October 25, 1995

The first CD-ROM designed especially for toddlers is being distributed by Time Warner Interactive. Designed for children 1 to 3 years old, Baby-ROM (suggested retail, $19.95) features five interactive games based on geometric shapes, colors, letters, numbers and body parts. The creator, Byron Preiss Multimedia Co.'s Crayon Multimedia imprint, will also put out "Hard Hat" and 'My Cool Diner," playful introductions to the world of work. Suggested retail price is $29.95 each.

Events

Children up to age 10 can compete in a costume pageant preceding a carnival and mall-wide trick or treating from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Westside Pavilion, Pico and Westwood boulevards . . . A procession of calaveras (skulls) will lead off "Spirits Rising," a Day of the Dead celebration under the stars at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Nov. 4. Among those entertaining will be dancers Licia Perea and John Jaramillo and the band Los Illegals. 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and children 16 and under, and are available at the Center Theatre Group box office, Ticketmaster and on the day of performance at the Ford box office . . . The Peruvian Dance and Music Ensemble will highlight a journey to the lost empire of the Incas at the Los Angeles Childrens Museum, Nov. 4-5. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5, free to children under 2.

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