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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review – Alpha-Phonics

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I was given the opportunity to take a look at the Alpha-Phonics program, and I have to say that I was quite pleased with what I have seen.
Alpha-Phonics was listed as on of the 100Top Picks by Cathy Duffy (a book that I used to help me pick curriculum for my children). 
I loved the simplicity of this program, which now also contains a Cd-Rom.  There are no fancy bells or whistles; many times those things can distract a young child when trying to learn to read.  (I know pictures were always a major distraction for my son).  The Cd-Rom is a nice addition, because the child (and the adult) can hear the proper pronunciation of the sounds/words that are being introduced.  I know as adults, we have our own bad habits, so it’s nice to have the CD to improve on ourselves, and not pass those bad habits on to our children. 
It is necessary that the child already know their ABCs and the sounds associated with them before starting this program. 
The manual consists of 129 lessons as well as a Parent/Teacher manual.  The print on the lessons is large, and easily readable.This program is suitable for a variety of learning styles…thanks to the Cd-Rom. 
You can get both the spiral bound book and CD-Rom for one LOW Price of $34.95.

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