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Learning to Read With Phonics [VHS]

3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Number of tapes: 5
  • Studio: Good Times Video
  • VHS Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000IQBJ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,267 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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"Learn to Read with Phonics" is actually a series of five 75 minute videos, all of which are included in the purchase price listed. The 75 minutes are subdivided into five 15 minute lessons. After each, the child/parent can choose to turn off the tape or go on to the next lesson. The series covers phonics, sight words and counting. At four years old, my child knew her letters and their sounds, but not how to put them together. After the third video, she could sound words like "banana." I found the quality of the set and costumes to be rather amateur. However, don't be put off by this! The content is excellent. My child was mesmerized by the tapes and learned a great deal. I highly recommend them.
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This is an excellent video for teaching phonic sounds and for teaching writing. This video will talk directly to the children and will hold their interest. Children quickly learn to write the alphabet and the basics of phonics for a good foundation for reading.
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While I nearly fell asleep after 10 minutes, I can testify that at least one 7 year old that I know has been watching these over and over and has shown some improvement in letter recognition, reading and 'writing'. The tapes seem to be very good. There are 5 tapes X 5 lessons X 15 minutes each. The 'witness' above runs through a whole tape at a time without losing interest. Wow! Definitely worth the money.
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Skip these and buy Sound it out Land or Leap Frog phonics videos instead. The Learn to Read with Phonics videos look like they were filmed with a camcorder and are simply a teacher writing on a dry erase board while explaining the rules of phonics. They throw in a character "Snoothy" in a lame nod to fun and entertainment. But all they thought of for Snoothy to do is make squeeks in the background while the teacher is giving the phonics lesson. Very cheesy,unimaginative and boring. My 4 year old lost interest in 5 minutes.
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UPDATE Nov 2010: I ran into this old review I made three years ago and wanted to let you know how my daughter has progressed since. At seven and a half years old, and in the second grade, my daughter's September reading assessment said she was reading at the level of a typical student in the final month of fifth grade. She just picked up the first Harry Potter book (not my suggestion, but I own them all, and when she asked permission I gave it) and read the first five chapters in one evening, declaring it the best book ever.

Her teacher is amazed and tells me it's a joyful challenge to find plenty of interesting work for my daughter, as she finishes her work long before the rest of the class. I figure she's got a natural talent for reading, but I do give Mrs. Phipps and Snoothy the credit for teaching her the basics through this video set. Please don't let the fact that the video is dated (and, to an adult's sophisticated eye, cheesy) keep you from giving your child a chance to learn early to love to read. It might not do for older kids, but for preschoolers, it's great!
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My daughter (4yo) and her cousin (5yo) first "met" Mrs. Phipps and Snoothy when my mother bought a used copy of Learn to Read volume 1 at a yard sale. After seeing just a few minutes of it, my mother almost threw it away, thinking it seemed too boring and unsophisticated for a modern child. To her surprise, both my daughter (then 3) and her cousin (then 4) absolutely LOVED the video! Whenever they visited grandma they begged to watch the video, and often, when the video finished, they rewound it and started it again. And they would sing the alphabet song from the video over and over too (it's a catchy tune; unfortunately so, as I often find myself unable to get it out of my head).
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