2 DVDs — 80 minutes each.
Ages 3-7 (Pre-K to 2nd Grade)
Slowly and deliberately guiding young viewers through phonics basics, Ready for Phonics relies on five animated fairy tales ("The Three Little Pigs," "The Little Red Hen," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "The Shoemaker and the Elves") to introduce the alphabet in the first two videos.
After each nursery rhyme, a storybook opens and segments of the nursery rhyme come out in animated blowups, introducing each sound which will be reviewed. A comforting narrator voices the letters and asks viewers to repeat sounds and words, which are depicted in animation. Numbers and sight words -- such as the, see, and go -- are presented as well. The second DVD covers long and short vowels, blends, digraphs, and other combinations. Brightly colored letters and images back the measured narration in this solid instructional program, which stresses content over flashiness.
What others have said...
“The Ready for Phonics series (which is definitely more fun than I remember phonics to be) offers a review of the alphabet, followed by enhanced iconographic animated stories. After each tale, the program focuses on specific letters used to start various words throughout the story. The second tape in the series covers more letters and the numbers 2-10, while the third and forth tapes offer more advanced introductions to long and short vowels, word families, and diphthongs and blends, among other topics. A four-tape sequel Beyond Phonics follows.” Recommended.
“These videos are one of the finest teaching-learning tools I have ever used! I wish I had them 25 years ago! Your videos are comprehensive, effective and appealing to kids. They hold the interest of children and the student participation is a plus! My students love them!”
Grade 1 Teacher/Special Education Administrator
St. Mary School, Bedford, OH
I was very happy to see that you now have phonics videos for adults; we have recently had several requests for them. We already carry your "Ready for Phonics" and "Beyond Phonics" series and have found both to be very popular. In fact, they rarely remain on the shelf for more than a day or two before they are checked out again!
Director of Library Services
Killeen Public Library
“This introduction to basic phonics will be helpful for young children or ESL students.”
School Library Journal
“They were immediately checked out. The first was gone in 1/2 hour”
Willowick-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH
"Attractive to all."
Shirley Minsker, Family Times
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