If you have a beginning reader, a struggling reader or a reluctant reader, Rock N Learn has a video that is just for you. Sight Words uses repetition, stories, games and music to assist in the recognition of words that may or may not follow phonic rules, but will be found in nearly every story. Words like they, there, then, the, up, down, in, out, look, see, find, go, stop, it, is, and many more are found in this video. (If you use Dolch lists, this video covers all the pre-primer words.) My children loved the way they were presented and the characters who presented them. I was impressed with the way the music mimicked the words, when possible. For instance, when doing the words up and down, the music in the background went up or down to match.
Rock N Learn does a great job of using visual cues, auditory cues, music, repetition and animation to make learning fun. Multiple cues, multiple presentations and lots of fun stories and music make learning these words more enjoyable! I also liked the bonus section that focused on the shape of words. Using word shapes is a technique our speech therapist recommended for use in learning to read, especially for kids who flip whole words and letters.
I also appreciated that this video is not too “grown up” for little readers or too “little kid” for older, struggling readers. It is appropriate for a large span of ages. Both my ten-year-old and my five-year-old loved this video and asked to watch it repeatedly. That alone makes it great.
This 50-minute DVD is available for $19.99 from Rock N Learn. But, right now Rock N Learn is offering A Nation of Moms readers a discount. If you enter the code JQ7711, you will receive 25% off your entire purchase at Rock N Learn (Contiguous US residents only). Plus, you can check out their specials page.
If you think you would like this video, check out the other learning videos available from Rock N Learn. You can search by age or subject. They have videos in categories such as Early Childhood, Language Arts, Languages, Math, Science, Reading, and Phonics. Plus, they have videos designed to help with test taking, audio CDs and apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. I would encourage you to check out the educational blog, sign up for their E-newsletter and follow them on facebook for announcements of new products and specials. There are so many great resources available from Rock N Learn! I can’t wait to see what is coming next!
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