Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rock ‘N Learn! : Phonics DVD's 1 &2 (Review & giveaway)

I am home schooling my Kindergartner and my Pre-school aged children this year. It can be a challenge home schooling when 3 of the kids are ages 5 and under. I was very thankful to review for Rock 'N Learn! I really like the DVD's that they sent me. Teaching phonics, sounds of letters, spelling, etc. can be a challenge ~ and a big job! Rock 'N Learn has put together great DVD's that teaches these concepts so great! I was very impressed with these videos.

Rock 'N Learn starts off with teaching the vowels: a,e,i, o, u and sometimes y. Learning the vowels, consonants, and other parts of speech are taught in the Rock 'N Learn DVD's by fun, and catchy worded songs. My kids had a great time dancing and singing along to the songs. (All the while they are learning). The video also has sounding out words, and with this, the video shows the letter, the word, the mouth movements, and a picture. I really like how Rock 'N Learn put this together. Kids get a visual of the letter, picture and word (for the visual learner)
and they can watch how the mouth forms the word, which can help kids work on their pronunciation. Some kids really learn well by watching the mouth move with the words/sounds/letters. Check out this video clip of my kids watching the Rock N' Learn video:
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I know that these videos will be very helpful with teaching phonics, and introducing reading to my kids. I think these videos are very educational and very helpful. I recommend these videos!
Rock 'N Learn Phonics (volume 1) has short sounds, consonants, blends & diagraphs, word families, silent e, and read-along stories. The DVD is approximately 70 minutes long. You can also visit free-phonics-worksheets.com for printable resources to go with the phonics programs from Rock N' Learn, as well.
Rock 'N Learn Phonics (volume 2) has long vowels, vowel combinations, syllables, ending sounds, silent consonants, and read-along stories.

The Rock 'N Learn videos are so great for a resource to teach your kids the basics to letters, sounds, and reading readiness. The DVD's have catchy songs and my kids love them.

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This review was provided from Rock 'N Learn. They have provided me with 2 Phonics DVD's to review and information to share with my readers. I am sponsored to offer a giveaway for my readers through this review (same 2 DVD's for one winner). I was given the product for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

18 comments:

Aileen said...

They also have math and social studies DVDs.
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the Spanish Volumes I & II Video sounds interesting, the kids are all learning on spanish in school and these would very helpful,
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Aileen said...

I take my daughter to the library to pick out level 1 readers. We have a chart on the refrigerator. If she reads 15 books she gets a prize. Nothing like bribery to help with her reading! arobimom at gmail dot com

Aileen said...

They used these things call sight words starting in kindergarten and I find it helpful to add to the list of sight words when helping my daughter to learn how to read.
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Aileen said...

We try to read everyday with my daughter. If the book is more difficult for her we share the "reading".
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andrea v said...

Dance With the Animals looks like fun

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Aileen said...

We are also using the Leap Frog learning system to help with reading. My sister in law gave me her old one from years ago.
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Aileen said...

To help my daughter learn to read we needed to spend extra time learning vowel sounds. I actually made up flash cards to practice the sounds.
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Sunday is the day my husband spends special time with my daughter reading. She really looks forward to
the time she spends with her dad.
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Workship said...

These look great! Looks like the science videos would be great as well.
Daisy :)

Aileen said...

I have found it helpful to use these book called Bob books to help with reading. They build confidence cause they are easy to read and use sight words. arobimom at gmail dot com