Pick Offering a systematic approach to learning to read
as well as a free-play option, this excellent program starring
Reader Rabbit and friends is our top choice for practicing early
the adventure mode, children travel from one letter land to the
next. Each explores the sound of a featured letter of the alphabet
and contains basic games that reinforce phonics as well as
introduce sight words. At the end of each letter land, a storybook
that incorporates the new sounds and words is earned. These books
are interactive and rather fun, and kids can record their own
voices and play back their narration.
program can be played in an open-ended fashion as well. Children
can access the program's games, an ABC screen, songs, and
storybooks as they please. Kids not ready for, or interested in, a
systematic approach to learning to read can still enjoy the
software and benefit from its reading activities in this mode.
second CD-ROM is an older title that focuses on three-letter
words. A lot of content is featured here in its four games that
build phonics skills.
title has shown us the most consistent results of all the early
learn-to-read software programs. Parents who work with their kids
and help motivate them will appreciate Reader Rabbit Learn to
Read with Phonics.
- Excellent practice with
both phonics and sight word recognition.
- Storybooks that
incorporate words just learned are the rewards.
- Two modes of play -- a
systematic one, and a free-play mode.
- Sometimes repetitive,
though repetition is necessary in learn-to-read systems.
||By The Learning Company