Letter Sounds (DVD)Rock 'N Learn
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Energetic music and fun activities build excitement about learning to read. Letter Sounds covers the most common sound that each letter makes. The "on-screen mouth" shows how to form each sound and helps kids model proper pronunciation. Lovable characters involve and encourage kids. By the end of this program, young learners are combining letters to read words and even simple sentences.
Ages 4–7. Approx. 62 minutes
Audio CD & Book version also available.
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“When it comes to producing high-quality, truly educational DVDs, the people at Rock 'N Learn are among the very best. Always entertaining both visually and musically, this particular DVD teaches letter sounds for preschoolers. The DVD is ingeniously designed to start slow with easy letters and progresses all the way to reading sentences and short stories. Truly an all in one DVD! The video breaks down the challenge of reading and instead turns it into a fun and interactive experience. There are loads of visual and audio cues to help children sound out words, while pictures are used to aid in reading sentences and stories. The pace of the video is just right to keep a child's attention and interest without moving too fast where they might get lost or frustrated. Just terrific.” – The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
“Letter Sounds is the latest installment in multiple Parents' Choice Award winner Rock 'N Learn's line of phonics and reading products. This 60-minute DVD targets children aged 4 to 7 and uses games, bright animated characters, and a tame rock and rap soundtrack to teach letter sounds and common sight words.
“After reviewing the alphabet, human, animal and robot characters introduce letter sounds, and then demonstrate how to sound out simple words. The program's eleven different scenes include lessons built around reading strategies, consonant combinations, spelling, sight words, and finally, reading simple sentences. These music-laced lessons progress at a comfortable pace and use a variety of games and graphic devices to reinforce proper pronunciation, including a close-up of a mouth correctly forming each sound.
“While upbeat and entertaining, Rock 'N Learn's Letter Sounds remains focused on its comprehensive phonics approach to learning, making it a useful classroom or homeschooling tool. The DVD menu offers the option to play the entire program or select certain scenes, a good option to complement your print curriculum. It also offers tuneful viewing for little ones outside the classroom too, and with repeated viewing they'll be singing along and sounding out words for the sheer fun of it.” – Parents’ Choice Awards
“Vibrant, engaging characters and jazzy, foot-tapping songs. The songs are easy to learn and very catchy. Learning was never so much fun! This DVD teaches kids how to learn, memorize, and know the alphabet both phonetically and visually.
“This program does a great job teaching kids about moving around the letter sounds, that letters have sound associations, and about rhymes and sight words. The program also teaches the beginnings of spelling: that swapping letters will create new words. Kids learn that some words cannot be sounded out, that there are tricky ones that just need to be memorized.
“Kids learn consonant combinations and putting sentences together. They will have fun learning to sound out letters and form sentences. A full hour of fun learning! We are proud to award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this charming educational DVD.” – Dove “Family-Approved
“Ideal for young people ages 4-7, Letter Sounds is an educational DVD that uses colorful computer animation and catchy songs to help children learn how to read. Charming cartoon characters review uppercase and lowercase letters, and help young people practice the most common sound each letter makes. Children can race the clock to speak letter sounds aloud in loopy sentences (such as "Polly Porcupine pokes people") before hearing the correct answers. A variety of games reinforce letter-sound associations, and encourage children to read aloud sentences and short stories. Letter Sounds is worthy of the highest recommendation for children's library DVD collections, and an excellent educational pick for family home viewing, especially when helping little ones prepare for a new school year! – Midwest Book Review
“Letter Sounds DVD uses friendly characters, music, and visual aids to scaffold learning. The DVD is divided into 11 short segments starting with the alphabet to introduce recognition and identification of consonants and vowels and advancing to spelling, sight words and reading sentences. Letter Sounds DVD is a total of 62 minutes.
We are pleased to evaluate quality AblePlay Great Finds products, like the Rock ‘N Learn Letter Sounds DVD, targeted to help children learn literacy skills in a fun and motivating way.” – National Lekoteck Center AblePlay
"I absolutely love your Letter Sounds Video. The phonological and orthological aspects of this video combined with that little human mouth in the upper right hand corner of each screen makes your video the most innovative beginning phonics video I have ever viewed. We intend to order Letter Sounds Video for every Child Development Center in Oakland.” – Janet Ohanis, M.A., Ed., Administrator, Oakland Unified School District and Pre-K Regional Coordinator, California Reading & Language Project
"Our customers love your videos. We have a lot of customers with language/hearing impaired children. Several parents said Letter Sounds helped immensely. The teachers were amazed at the progress." – Beth, Toys that Teach, Florida
"I recently purchased and LOVE the Letter Sounds Video. This video, with the upper right screen showing the mouth and lips moving to form the sounds, is exactly what my son needs. Thanks for such a great educational video." – Dona A., parent
"Letter Sounds and Colors, Shapes and Counting are very excellent videos for my kindergarten aged children. My son brought it to school and the teacher shared it with students up to grade 4. More videos like these should be in the store. I am so glad that there are companies like you who are very helpful to kids and parents like me." – Mrs. Baradas
"I went to a local teacher supply store and asked for a recommendation for teaching early phonics. They told me Rock 'N Learn Letter Sounds was the best out there. I agree. Furthermore, the music is actually pretty good, so it doesn't drive parents crazy." – Jeri D.
Learning to read is more fun than ever with Letter Sounds, one of Rock 'N Learn's best-selling videos. Engaging characters and solid instruction help kids learn the skills to become competent readers. After a quick review of upper and lowercase letters, young learners practice the most common sound each letter makes. An on-screen mouth shows how to form the sounds.
Excitement builds as kids race the clock to say letter sounds in silly sentences before hearing the answers. Then, learners play several games along with the video to solidify their understanding of letter-sound associations that will help them read and spell. They practice consonant combinations that include blends. Finally, after learning some common sight words, kids feel successful reading complete sentences and even short stories.
With this Letter Sounds video, you'll find fun animation, comical characters, and additional content for phonemic awareness. In focus groups where we tested our approach, kids loved watching regardless of whether they were very young (actually below the specified age) or older and already had started developing some reading skills. This was not surprising because the material includes content that allows differentiated instruction to meet individual needs at different levels. Students enjoy participating even if they are at different stages in learning to read and spell. The multisensory approach of Letter Sounds engages kids, and the variety of activities help students regardless of their preferred learning styles.
Rock 'N Learn Letter Sounds has helped individuals of all ages learn to speak English. Letter Sounds video is often recommended by teachers who specialize in teaching English Language Learners (ELL). Plus, the "on-screen mouth" has been a huge hit with speech therapists. Our development team included professionals in speech and language to make certain that each common sound of the alphabet was correctly presented.
Letter Sounds DVD includes:
- The New Alphabet Song
- Learn the Sounds
- Letter Sounds Quiz
- Name That Letter!
- Reading Words
- Consonant Combinations
- Spell It!
- Swap the Sounds
- Common Sight Words
- Reading Sentences