Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Meet the Sight Words 1|
Director: Kathy Oxley
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Educational, Animation
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Connie B. (curvesdiva) from CHESTERFIELD, MI
Reviewed on 10/13/2010...
Great DVD. Perfect for preschoolers or Kindergarteners.
Don't Walk Away and Expect The DVD To Do It All!!
Ana Delgado | South Gate, California | 03/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a teacher for a long time and am very impressed by the methods used to help children memorize the sight words. In regard to the parent who states her 5 year old can't stand to watch it anymore I think it is all in how you present it. With my 4 year old I first previewed the video alone ---wanted to know how boring it might be and how I would present it to my son. Once I figured out the format I decided to view the dvd with my son each time and bounced him on my lap and clapped and smiled a lot. He loved the time together and my reactions and therefore liked the dvd. I also put the words on flash cards and gave him a flyswatter to swat the sight words on the table and made a lot of other games with these words. We watch it three times a day and I am careful to watch him for signs of boredom and 99% of the time I watch with him and encourage him. I tried to limit him to two lessons per viewing but he insists on watching at least 4 each time. This is important to me and my son feels that, so it has become important to him. For those of you who have kids who are easily bored and distracted watch the dvd with them and invest the time. After 4 days my son learned all 23 words! As a last ditch effort a little rewarding for viewing and or learning words such as stickers, gummy bears or art activity can help. That being said I do not consider the dvd boring and am pleased with the funny pictures and scenes they create for each word. My son loves it!"
A charming and helpful tool to help little kids get started
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 07/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Meet the Sight Words 1 begins this delightful, educational DVD series for young children. Ideal for little people ages 15 months to 6 years, Meet the Sight Words 1 helps children learn to read basic words such as "of", "play", "it", "he", "you", "in", "I", "to", "have", "and", "a", "said", "is", "the", "for", and "that" through anthropomorphic graphics that bring the letters to life, followed by a transition to printed text. For example, the word "play" is brought to life with a smiling letter p holding the letter "l" as a baseball bat, while the letter "a" is made up as a baseball glove and a happy letter "y" sits like a game spectator. A charming and helpful tool to help little kids get started on the joy of reading, great for preschool DVD libraries as well as for parents' homes. 40 minutes."
My two year old son can name all 23 sight words!
Mike Fields | Boston, MA | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never would have thought about introducing sight words to my son at such a young age, but he learned letters, numbers, shapes and colors with such rapid speed (from the other DVDs in the Preschool Prep Series), that I had to give this one a try. It took about 5 viewings before he was pointing at sight words over my shoulder as I was reading magazines and newspapers. I was not surprised. This video uses the same formula that worked magic in the other Preschool Prep Series DVDs. I just purchased a copy for his preschool teacher and she is now showing it to the class for 10 minutes each day. Another great thing about this DVD is that there is a menu selection where a teacher can select a short lesson so that the class can watch the DVD in segments. I can't say enough about these great products!"