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Reading Software for Early Readers

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Teaching a child to read can be daunting for many parents. Early readers need to practice a variety of skills and continue to review and challenge themselves in order to grow into fluent readers.  Although reading with your child is invaluable, many parents are looking for supplemental help for their early readers.  Education.com recommends Headsprout’s premier reading software program to grow your young reader.

Headsprout reading software guides young readers through a series of Web-based, animated lessons. Learning to read is a fun adventure with Headsprout’s cast of animated characters that helps capture kids’ imaginations. At the core of this reading software program are the proven skills all children must master while learning to read.

Headsprout reading software is developmentally appropriate, organized into 80 Web-based interactive episodes, each between 15 and 30 minutes long.

The earliest episodes begin with the fundamentals, but the lessons gradually increase in difficulty, building upon the skills developed in previous sessions.  The reading software program includes detailed progress reports and a variety of printed books to practice independent reading off-line as well.

Check out these sample lessons and get started today!

Children’s Audio Books on Education.com

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Looking for a fun and easy way to help your child enjoy reading and build early literacy skills? Children’s audio books are a great way to introduce your child to the joys of reading and to discover great books.

Most parents and educators agree that children’s audio books help develop literacy skills and improve listening comprehension.  For example, the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that “children learn the nuances of narrative simply by listening to stories.”

AudibleKids children’s audio books offer thousands of audio books for all ages and interests. Simply download any children’s audio book onto your Apple® iPod®, MP3 player or computer and listen to stories anywhere or anytime.

AudibleKids has it all with the largest selection of digital children’s audio books, offering books on everything from classic fairy tales, mysteries, biographies, or novels. These downloadable books turn your iPod or computer into a learning tool for your child and allow for a fun, affordable way to share the joys of reading together. 

Browse children’s audio books to start sharing the joys of reading today!