Friday, October 14, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Rock N Learn Sight Words DVD

If you have little ones learning to read, like I do (two of them actually), then you know the importance of teaching them Sight Words.  {A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about what sight words are and why they are vital in teaching little ones to read, if you missed it here is the link}.  Since repetition is important in teaching these words as they do not follow a phonetic pattern, it is important to make learning these words as fun as possible.  This is why I loved being able to review Rock N Learn's newest DVD on Sight Words.  They put these words to music and in context throughout their colorful video that both boys and girls will love.  Mine did!  In the summer I got to introduce them to this DVD and though they weren't 100% able to identify all the words when I began this school year I was so surprised when my daughter saw a sight word and recalled the scene from the DVD!  It was great!  Its important for children to learn these in so many forms that putting these words in context on a DVD was a brilliant idea!  

My kids love watching it, for my 6 year old it's great review, for my 5 year old it is a fantastic part of her Reading Program and for my 3 year old, a wonderful opportunity to expose him to these words already (and my 18 month old loves to dance to the music)!  As a reading specialist myself, I was not surprised to find out that to put this DVD together Rock N Learn worked with reading specialists with 50 years experience combined!  It is a great addition to your homeschool's reading program.  I love all of our Rock N Learn DVDs because I know my kids can watch them time and time again and always learn something new.  PLUS, I love hearing them sing the words to educational things instead of silly songs to cartoons!

Here is a little clip of what this DVD is like, I love how they expose the kids to the sight words in context (opposed to isolation):

Sight Words Covered:
 • up • down • come • go • in • out • of • the • a • where • is • it • here • there • one • two • three • red • yellow • blue • little • big • look • see • find • run • jump • play • away • and • you • I • we • can • make • funny • face • get • to • for • me • my • give • from • came • as • are • no • not • now • said • help • will • he • she • his • her • they • that • was • with • on
Bonus Sections:
  • Word Shapes
  • Pronouncing t-h-e

Description:Sight Words, a new DVD program from Rock ‘N Learn, helps kids learn to read. Using fun music and exciting characters, kids learn to read over 60 words. These are the most common words used in the English language and are words kids need to know automatically. This program is perfect for parents with very young kids who appear advanced and eager to learn, as well as older students with remedial needs. It’s effective at helping kids learn to read at all ages. Developed along with four reading specialists having combined classroom experience of over 50 years, Rock ‘N Learn Sight Words is designed to hold the interest of kids and get results. A bonus section helps kids practice their spelling skills and focus on the shapes of words. The program engages kids to participate along with the fun characters. Approximately 50 minutes in length, it’s most effective when kids watch again and again. Before too long, they are reading the sight words with ease.
Want to get one for your homeschool?  We are hosting a give away!  YAY!  Here is what you need to do:

Don't want to wait for this giveaway to end?  You can buy one for your little ones at Rock N Learn's website but wait there is more, if you us this code:  JQ7711 you can get 25%off your order.

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