Supplementing a Reading Curriculum with Video was made possible with a review copy of Let’s Learn to Read from Rock ‘N Learn. Additionally, some links in the post are affiliate links.
This is THE year when my youngest wants to learn to read. He loves being read to each day, but wants to know what the words on a page really say. We are slowly meandering through our main program which he can only manage in slow bites. So I thought I’d share about how we are supplementing a reading curriculum with video from Rock ‘N Learn to keep him excited rather than discouraged.
Supplementing a Reading Curriculum with Video: Rock ‘N Learn Let’s Learn to Read
Let’s Learn to Read ($129.95 suggested retail with current promotions of $99 directly from Rock N’ Learn or $45 from Groupon in contiguous US) is a series of 10 DVDs and optional activities that provide a fun way for kids to build reading skills, from beginners through second grade. Entertaining music, humorous characters, and engaging stories help learners stay focused. By covering phonics rules and sight words, this collection offers the best of both worlds. And it’s sequentially paced to work well with our free worksheets. Learners move on from one DVD to another, as they are ready.
Phonics skills include vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, diphthongs, silent consonants, rule breakers, and more. Over 170 sight words help build speed and accuracy for the most common words used in children’s literature.
Discs Included Cover:
- Phonics for Beginners
- First Sight Words
- Phonics: Short Vowels, Consonants and CVC Words
- Phonics: Double Consonants, Plurals and Blends
- Sight Words
- Phonics: Digraphs, Trigraphs and Silent E
- Phonics: Long Vowels and R-Controlled Vowels
- More Sight Words
- Phonics: Diphthongs, Syllables and More
- Phonics: Rule Breakers and Silent Consonants
Supplementing a Reading Curriculum with Video: What We Think of Let’s Learn to Read
We already had a few discs from Rock N’ Learn in the house from previous reviews (Sight Words, Money and Making Change, Spanish, Human Body, Dance with the Animals, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Ready for School.) We had a good idea of what to expect: colorful animations, upbeat songs that drive the video, and lots of vocabulary words (or in this case words to know!)
As I said, this is more of a supplement and not a daily thing. He likes the short segments of the discs and we’ll sometimes watch just part of a disc. All of the material is presented in a logical order. However, that doesn’t keep J from jumping ahead from where he *really* is on the learn to read journey.
My 12 year old noticed certain segments were from discs we already owned. I just find that the arrangement in this collection makes it all work that much better for us.
As J learns more handwriting, I plan to add in the free worksheets which go with the Rock ‘N Learn phonics collections.
Do you use videos to supplement learning?