After the story for each book is concluded, it was time to start games to apply what they just learned. Here is Abigail participating in one of the games:
And here are some screen shots of the games. One of the games involves using the mouse to trace the letters she has learned in that book:
I have only two very small complaints about the program. The first is that it takes a little while to load up. This is a minor inconvenience, and honestly, makes me think how far technology has come. I remember vividly waiting for my hotmail to load early in my adult life while reading a book between loads. This programs takes about 10 more seconds than programs online traditionally do which is a small thing. In addition, I believe they are coming out with an app for this program which should make this small nuance obsolete.
The second issue is that the tracing of the letters was a little challenging using a mouse. Again, this is a small thing, and Abigail, despite not being on the computer very much yet, was able to easily overcome the problem and figure out how to do it. And again, an iPad app. would eliminate this problem.
Overall, my review for this program could only be positive and glowing. It is in an incredibly well-done and well-researched, headed by noted neurologist Dr. Jeannine Herron. As students participate in the program they:
- learn that spoken words are made of individual sounds (phoneme awareness)
- learn that the letters stand for these sounds (phonics.)
- learn to draw these letters.
- learn how to sound-out and write these 3-letter words.
We were right in the middle of learning to read when we were given the opportunity to review this program. Abigail is thriving in learning to read, and I believe that program has played a substantial role in what she has learned!
Please take a moment to check out this incredibly fun program on Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.