Sight Words helps kids learn the most frequently used words in the English language - words like up, down, look, me, he, she, go, on, etc. It teaches kids over 60 different words in all. Meant for the Pre-K crowd, and up to those having difficulty in learning to read, this title was created with the help of actual classroom teachers who had a combined experience of over 50 years. It sets the base for helping kids learn to read on their own.
Like all of the Rock 'N Learn titles, Sight Words uses a familiar animated cast with super catchy songs that makes learning information a lot easier to remember! Here's a sneak peek at the title:
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As you can see, the word being featured is highlighted on the screen, making it easier for kids to follow along. It includes little sentences that are easy to practice reading, as well as understand the meaning of the words they are reading. "Up" for instance in the video above shows the little alien going up the stairs in the song, and then shows him going "down" the stairs. Included on the Sight Words DVD is a couple of bonus sections that you can access from the main menu - one talking about word shapes, and another one about pronouncing "the", which can be a real trip-up for kids. It runs a total of 50 minutes long.
Sight Words is another great title that I am so pleased to add to our homeschooling arsenal. I suggest following this DVD with the Phonics set, because they accompany each other really well. The DVD includes all the pre-primer Dolch words, as well as the top 20 from Fry's, and others, so kids are learning the words they are supposed to be at this level/age range.
Now my daughter is still a little too young to be reading books on her own, but I know that she's soaking up the information she's learning from this DVD and other titles from the Rock 'N Learn series, and she just loves the songs. We read a lot of books together, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that she's going to be reading on her own as much as I was. So far, so good. (Even though DH's mom is a teacher, he still never really read much as a kid and I have been afraid she'll take after him - I'm doing my best to ensure that won't happen!)
Sight Words, like most of the Rock 'N Learn titles, retails for $19.99, and you can purchase it online via their website, or at quality teaching supply stores and Barnes & Noble. If you're planning to purchase online, use promo codeJQ7711 at checkout to save 25% off your entire order!
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