Have you heard of the book Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons? I’d been reading about this book, and I was considering using it with Alex in the fall. It has 716 reviews and 4.5 stars, which I’d consider a pretty good thing!
Well, the other day on MoneySavingMom’s website, she posted about a Funnix computer software that’s currently available for free. I decided to check it out, and guess what…it’s the COMPUTER VERSION of Teach Your Child To Read! And it’s currently FREE!
I did a quick Google search, found lots of happy reviews from Funnix users…and asked Keith if he’d mind if I downloaded it and used up 2 GB on our aging, slow computer… ;)
I can’t give a review on it yet, as Alex (and Max, who insisted on being included) has only completed one lesson. I will say that, while it’s very basic in terms of fancy stuff and graphics, it held Alex’s attention throughout the entire interactive lesson. (Be prepared – they ask your children to point to things on the computer screen. Max’s little sticky hands made me VERY nervous, and Alex tried to point with the pen in his hand at one point.)
It comes with a .pdf file of the workbook and the teacher’s manual. Alex was even excited to do the worksheet, and he happily completed all ten letter Cs for the handwriting section. (You’re supposed to cross out all the lowercase a’s, but Alex thought his x’s looked bad, so he switched to circling…)
Maybe I’ll post an actual review when we’ve made some progress…or given up on it, although I doubt we will.
Anyway, just wanted to give you all a heads-up that this is available for free at www.funnix.com until February 16th. After that, it will be $38…so, if you think you might use this at any point, download it now & save yourself 40 bucks! ;)