I have two little ones in my home who desperately want to learn how to read. We have gone through a few different programs (mostly wth my oldest son, who is 6) in the past few months – Nothing seems to really be “it”. So when we were given the chance to review Read, Write & Type by Talking Fingers Inc., a one year subscription too, I was more than happy to do so! While were waiting in fact, we signed up to try the free demo and it really only made us more enthusiastic about this one!
Can I just say that from the moment we received our login information my son was SO excited about this one! He chose his screen name, BumbleSpeeder and jumped right in. He has been eager to do this one every day (some days I kind of “forced” him to stop he would be on it for so long). In fact my younger daughter (who is four) got so excited just watching her brother using this that she begged to have her own account. And bless their hearts, we were given one for her too!
- Video Store (Identify middle sounds)
- Fair Booth (Identify ending sound)
- Movie Theatre (Identify beginning sounds)
- Power Foundation (Speed & accuracy)
- The Park (Blends sounds together)
- Fandasa’s House (Left handed storytellers)
- Jack’s House (Right handed storytellers)
- Hall of Fame (See certificates of progress)
This program is just amazing! The characters are tons of fun too! Just see for yourself 🙂 If you still aren’t quite sure how this works, Read, Write & Type is revolutionary! It is a reading program that includes phonics, spelling, keyboarding, and processing. They also have special features for students with learning disabilities (LD), reading difficulties, and for ESL. (these are not features that we used ourselves) I also have my own login so I can check in to see how they are doing – this shows me how he is dong in phonics, spelling, and reading, while also giving me an average score for his work. Its helpful to see how he is succeeding and also to know where he struggles. We can also change the percentage for them to “pass” from one level to another. Even to manage the time that they spend on the program.Since my son really enjoyed this one and could play for hours on here, it was something that really came in handy to manage his time on here.
Read, Write & Type by Talking Fingers Inc., is a five year subscription. There is the option to purchase CD’s for this but with the online version you don’t have to download anything! That is a big deal for us. For a single user it is $35, $55 for two, $70 for three, $85 for four, and $100 for five. They also have some other great looking programs that I am hoping we can find a way to use in the future. And if this one isn’t quite where your kids are at consider their other programs – – Wordy Qwerty and Jingle Spells which help our kids continue to have fun and learn (unbeknownst to them!) They also offer an application for pre-k and kindergarten learners called Talking Shapes. I cannot say enough how much of a difference this has made in my son; he is having fun while become stronger and surer in his reading and spelling abilities. This one is definitely a winner!
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