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Helping my son to learn to read

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Hey Peeps,

 

I wondered if anyone had any software recommendations for software to help teach my boy to read he's nearly 4... We have started traditional phonetic stuff with letters and cars, but i wondered if there were any nice mac apps that would inject some fun into it as he loves using the mac anyway (Skitch is his favorite). I would like something that sounds out words phonetically as well as traditional spelling too. I can't find a thing.

 

Thanx

 

m

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Check out http://www.superkids.com/aweb/pages/review...3/sw_sum1.shtml

 

Reader Rabbit is a popular program. My kids enjoyed the Jump Start programs - this was about 10 years ago ;) . That site, though, has some great reviews.

 

There are also some great recommendations in an article I read a few weeks ago:

 

http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArti...cleID=196604599

 

Hope this helps. Let me know if you find anything that works well for you. My wife and I are teachers and are always on the lookout for something new.

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My son is also four and we've been using headsprouts.com about twice a week for about a year. He can sound out words and read small books on his own.

 

http://www.headsprout.com/

It's not a free site, but it does have a free trial. I teach reading/English in high school and I've found this site follows pretty standard "best-practices" for teaching reading. I've been impressed.

 

You also might want to look at http://www.starfall.com/

Starfall is free.

 

I'd like to know what you think.

 

-Rob

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Thank you for the suggestions. headsprouts.com is looking like the biz.

 

Thanx

 

m

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