I remember when our 9 year old daughter first began reading like it was yesterday. It all starts with learning how to sound out letters which was confusing at times. I couldn’t figure out how to sound out certain letters correctly so she would sound them out the wrong way making reading some words a little more difficult. It’s an easy thing to do to sound them out incorrectly. I’m glad she picked up reading really well though despite her disabilities. Reading is one of her biggest strong suits. Our 4 year old son likes to try to read already and I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to work with the See Hear Do Company
on a review. Not only does it help our son, it helps us
learn to teach him!
Esther began looking for a technique that was simple to teach kids how to sound out letters during her years of teaching third grade and working individually with kids in the first through third grade who had special needs. At that time, the programs that were there didn’t work for all kids so she developed a program that would be helpful and here is the See Hear Do Company
. These methods in the flip book including the CD has even been helpful in kids as young as two years old.
In this flip chart is the whole alphabet starting with the letter A. All the letters in this book are animals in the shape of the letter and they are also animals that start with the letter. For example, the letter A is an alligator, the letter B is a bear, C is a caterpillar and so forth. The pictures are really cute and I think the animal illustrations are also helpful when it comes to learning the alphabet. They see the shape of the letter. Each page also has a story for each animal letter using as many words that start with that letter as possible. It makes the sound repetitive. In the little story is the letter sound incorporated into the story. This way, they hear the sound. Then there are examples of actions to get your child to do something that makes the sound.
Below are pictures of an example which can also be found on the See Hear Do Company
website. You can probably see the story page a little easier if you take a look on their site.
I love this program. It has helped our son greatly and has even helped us teach him as well. The Sing-A-Long CD
is just as good. There are 26 fun songs; one for each letter of the alphabet. Each of these songs sound different and they actually sing the story in the flip chart. I think song is also a great way for kids to learn and the songs are really what helped me figure out how to say some of the sounds myself. For example, it’s natural to make a B sound with a “uhh” at the end of it making it sound like “Buhh” instead of B.
Our son learned a lot of the letter sounds in only a few days. After only a couple weeks, he was sounding out small words and actually reading a little! I would definately recommend it!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
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