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Amazon Exclusive Hooked On Phonics LTR Kindergarten Word Families 3&4 w/BONUS DVD Paperback – May 1, 2009
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At Hooked on Phonics, operated by Smarterville Productions LLC, we believe that every child loves to learn, so we focus on nurturing that thirst for knowledge with products that are fun, effective, and easy to use. We respond to the natural curiosity of a child and support families and teachers as they help children improve reading, math, and study skills. We celebrate every success so learning becomes a positive cycle that kids will love to repeat again and again. We meet all children at their level, engage their imaginations, and help them climb to the next level step by step. Every achievement ends in a celebration of success, an elevation of confidence, and an increase in self-esteem. As children master reading and math skills, they also lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children by making learning fun and easy. That is why we have brought together a dedicated team of parents, leading educators, interactive designers, writers, and artists. By collaboration, research, and testing, we continually develop innovative products and systems that teach children not only to learn but also to love learning.
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As a parent I love that the box has a variety of materials for him and I can just use this and get him to read. I also tried teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons but that was very boring for him. i did use that book's approach for phonetically pronouncing each letter of the word and that speeded things for him as with just HOP he was only pronouncing the phonics of first letter and it was frustrating in the beginning to make it click for him. We use alpha phonics book for extra practice and also make him read the words he can in the story books we read to him everyday. His progress has been good with HOP. I do wish it came with flash cards for the helper words though so it will be easier to work with the mastery of those words. I will be buying the kindergarten set next... Much cheaper than kumon and other approaches.
I love the little reward system and goal orientaion . All the section are well planned and intuitive for young brains. It was a little slow at first until he figured out the sounding mechanisms.
I would recommend getting a set of sight word flash cards to go along with this. The English language has so many irregularities phonetics only works about 70% of the time!
my 18 month old loves the songs, says the words with her sister and is learning her ABC's from the DVD.
I haven't purchased the work books, but i use flashcards with her, because i noticed at first that she was merely memorizing the words based on how they were listed in the book, and had trouble saying them in different order.
overall, i am very happy with my purchase. and once we're done, i plan on moving on the next level and the math as well.
the only thing i would like is for them to maybe put in more songs on the DVD, there is only five.
EDITED: So my daughter is now in kindergarten...she never attended preschool...with this program i taught her from home, and she is excelling in and surpassing all her checkpoints. this program gave her a GREAT foundation, and set her up for success as she is now reading at a grade two level.
I'm based in Japan where my son doesn't have a friend or friends near who speak(s) English. So, I wanted him to get a better grasp of English phonics (his mom is Japanese), move on to reading in English (which he is doing fantastic for the past 2 weeks through the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read), and eventually its writing as well. He's in a standard Japanese school where none or very little is done in English. One another thing, he also loves the special Amazon Bonus DVD. He sings and dances with the characters!! He loves to watch it at anytime he chooses.
The lesson arrangement: start with watching a DVD, then use the workbook to practice, then read the little books is a brilliant idea. I think using DVDs is a more appropriate way over a CD (unless you bought CD ones sometime ago). My son's is DVD-based.
So far, my son has really loved the lessons a lot. He even wants to do it alone and not wait for me! I feel it's a very worth investment. Of course I want to use it with an open mind. I'm also planning to soon order for the next level's (elementary school level 1 & 2) for I perceive my son will be done with the current one within 6 months or so.
I'm yet to try the additional online materials.
I highly recommend this product as a base or to supplement home-schooling materials.