I recently had the opportunity to review the Rock 'N Learn Phonics Volumes I & II. This is a fun reading program designed for children ages 6 and up. It includes two audio CDs and one booklet to help children learn phonic skills using catchy songs and rhymes to help children remember the rules.
The CDs begin with music and cheering like a rock concert and teaches the difference between consonants and vowel and end with silent consonants, covering everything else in between. It is easy to follow along in the booklet. There are usually 4 words on each line, so if a child gets lost, they can easily find their place when they announce the next line number. The CDs also have a pause to allow for children to figure out the word in the book before they hear it. Each CD ends with a quiz.
My four-year old, who usually isn't very interested in reading programs, really liked this and was able to follow along in the booklet without much problem. In fact, she asked if she could listen to it a little bit every day. My six-year old, who is a gifted reader, even wanted in on the action and enjoyed the songs and catchy tunes. The only thing I can think would make this program better would be if everyother line was shadowed so it would be easier for a child to follow the lines from word to word. I would say this would not be a problem for 6-year olds, but could definately help younger readers.
This program also comes with printable free phonics worksheets which are very fun worksheets. The first one is Consonant Candy--a surefire hit with my daugther!
This is perfect for any child who is learning to read and also makes a great homeschool resource.
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