Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rock N' Learn DVD Review/Giveaway!!

Rock N' Learn Phonics Volume 1 is super fun, interactive and easy way to learn letters and sounds.  This DVD is geared for ages 6 and up and the introduction which is a rock concert is sure to grab a kid's attention.  Right away your child will get practice with short vowel sounds using visual and auditory methods.  There is an "on screen" mouth that shows the how to form the letters with the mouth.  Alongside that is usually letters, words and pictures.  There are plenty of practice sessions between songs and it's easy to pause to review.  This DVD focuses on short vowels, phonemic segmentation, oral blending, sentence practice, stories and rules.  All of these are presented with songs and games to keep your kids mesmerized and learning! 

As a former teacher and soon-to-be homeschool mom I would highly recommend this resource.  Even my 20 month old son was actively repeating the sounds and words.  I really like how the degree of difficulty increased which will give your child a chance to practice and master these skills with a feeling of success before moving on.  There is no doubt your child will have fun and gain confidence in phonics.  I believe that teaching phonics is the best approach because it teaches a child to think for himself.

Be sure to visit Rock N' Learn for more great learning resources from early childhood to middle school with a variety of subjects.  They also offer free online phonics worksheets that compliment the DVD programs and are printable.  There are also some good deals for website specials on there that you can take advantage of today!

Rock N' Learn also has Volume 2 which focuses on long vowels and special phonics rules that will be a good companion with Volume 1.

Rock ‘N Learn recently announced a contest on their website that I thought you might be interested in.  To celebrate the launch of their iPad application, they’ll be giving away an iPad!  The contest is easy to enter – all it takes is submitting your name and email address.  They’ll be announcing the winner on September 30.


*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.* 

Buy it: Go to Rock N' Learn to find all their great resources and purchases this DVD.

Win it:  I am having a giveaway for this DVD.  Open to US/CAN and giveaway ends Wednesday, Aug 25.

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