Rock ‘N Learn is a company that began in 1986, and has worked since that time to help young children learn how to read in a really fun and entertaining way. This company now has over 50 titles and covers a wide span of topics, including preschool, math, reading, science, social studies, languages and test preparation.
Not everyone is in love with the idea of using videos to help teach concepts to their kids. I totally get that, and it should definitely not serve as a replacement for face time, and for parents engaging and teaching their children. With that said, I have personally seen the success that has come from using those infant/toddler reading DVDs. Darah has a major jump start on reading and can identify over 40 words. She’s also making a lot of progress on being able to identify certain blends and the sounds they make. So I personally see a place for carefully chosen DVDs to be part of her preparation for school.
Rock ‘N Learn sent us Letter Sounds, which is intended for kids ages 4-7. Darah can’t sit through the whole thing (it is 55 minutes long). But she’ll do 10 minute stretches, and she seems to be enjoying it. The video does a great job of repeating the concept it is teaching a lot, and also teaching great songs to help with learning. Based on what I have seen with this video, I think Rock ‘N Learn products are quality and I would definitely consider buying another one in 6 months, or so.
We also tried out the Rock ‘N Learn apps for young readers. I think these are really great ways to try out Rock ‘N Learn while making a minimum financial commitment. If your child seems to respond to the apps, then s/he is most likely also going to really like the DVDs.
Buy it!: Rock ‘N Learn products are available online. The DVD we reviewed is $19.99. The apps we reviewed start at .99. Right now you can save 25% off your purchase in the Rock ‘N Learn store by using code JQ7711. What a great way to get ready for heading off to school!
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Win it: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader will win your choice of one DVD or CD!
Mandatory entry: Pick out the DVD you want if you win. Choose wisely, as the winner will get what is written down for this entry!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.