In case you haven’t heard I love Hooked on Phonics. Just in time for school to start, I was able to do a review for their Learn To Read Program where Miss A quickly learned her ABCs, she is now spelling out words and beginning reading thanks to Hooked on Phonics. Check out my full review here.
This time I was sent their Master Reader program for children ages 7 and up that is so packed full of learning goodness that I could barely lift the box when it arrived on my doorstep. I was hoping they didn’t just fill it with bricks and much to my delight there were several great Hooked on Phonics Master Reader materials.
Master Reader sets come with 4 Interactive CD-Roms, 4 easel books, 4 hardcover books, 64 story cards and a progress poster with fun stickers. Hooked on Phonics has wisely color coated all of the materials with bold colors of blue, green, orange and red. Each color correlates with a level in the Master Reader program.
I first installed the blue CD-Rom on my computer, the install was very fast and super easy, just a few clicks of the next button and we were in business. (Remember you must have a Windows operating system that is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, ME or XP in order to use the program.) After installation 4 easy steps are all you need to get the Master Reader program working for your child.
The easel books have great step-by-step instructions that would be easy for any 7 year-old to follow as well as some nightly parent tips on how to further your child’s progress in the program. I love how the story cards are contained inside the easel books so they’re never out of place and don’t need anything extra to hold onto them. A great way to keep track of what your child has done aside from the progress chart would be to flip the card upside down.
Lessons on the story cards not only teach reading, but also have lessons about personal qualities, like manners, and morals. Who would have thought a reading program would also instill great values? I love that the cards also feature amazing people like Lance Armstrong, historical figures, adventurous people and great places in time and on land.
The amount of story cards in each lesson increase as they complete exercises, so your child may be reading one story card or may have to complete three depending on the level they are on. Once they’re done with all of the exercises in the easel book your child gets to read one of four hardcover mystery series books.
Hooked on Phonics is an amazing program when it comes to reading and I would highly recommend them and the Master Reader program. Don’t forget to use Myhookedonphonics.com to enhance learning with fun, interactive games.
Try Master Reader out for your child for just $14.95 (trial price) here: http://www.hookedonphonics.com/master-reader-deluxe-edition and receive FREE U.S. shipping.
What programs do you use to help your child read? Have you ever tried Hooked on Phonics programs? What are your thoughts?
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