My six year old daughter got The Learning Company's Storybook Weaver Deluxe for Christmas last year. She has had a great time using it to write stories by herself, with friends, and with family members. This year, we got the Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center program for her because we thought it was the next step up from Storybook Weaver. Maybe it is better or worse or just different, but we can't figure it out and my daughter is frustrated. She does not like it at all. To say that the program is not user friendly is an understatement. The introduction and the help menu are basically useless. It might be a great program and it might be worth twice the list price if it came with a simple two or three-page instruction booklet with the CD, but it does not. I don't know everything that the program can do but, frankly, it has not shown enough potential to make me want to invest a lot of time trying to figure it out.
I am very disappointed with the limited writing program choices available for children. I think that software manufacturers are missing out on a very lucrative market.