Let's start with how the program hasn't changed - it is still built on the same time-tested, proven science of reading, with a Learn | Practice | Read approach. What has changed is the way we deliver this instruction - times and technologies have changed and families want to engage with content in the ways their children learn (and enjoy) best.
The latest Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read program aligns with the most current Common Core Standards for Reading Foundational Skills for Kindergarten through Second Grade, including:
· Concepts of Print
· Phonological Awareness
· Letter-Sound Correspondence
· High-Frequency Word Recognition
Visual learners: will benefit from videos that illustrate the concepts as well as workbooks that allow children to follow along as they watch.
Auditory learners: will enjoy silly, sing-along songs to help children remember new concepts.
Physical (Kinesthetic) learners: will benefit from flash cards and suggestions for off-the-page activities using real-world objects.
It’s fun! The videos are silly and entertaining. The songs are silly (silly 2x) and catchy—they make the kids want to dance. Moreover, the program is set up so that your child is rewarded at every step along the way!
The Learn to Read App + Practice Packs program features the Hooked on Phonics App which allows kids to learn how to read on mobile devices and computers (just about anywhere!) with awesome songs, videos, interactive games, and e-books. Additionally, families also receive a new package each month, including workbooks, 2-3 storybooks, and stickers to celebrate progress. This variety of materials is perfect for modern families, a mix of convenient technology and hands-on learning for aspiring readers. You can also add bonus books for additional reading fun (and practice = progress!) in each shipment.
The Learn to Read Boxed Kits include a complete curriculum, with DVDs (featuring those fun videos), robust workbooks, a library of 36 storybooks—some written by award-winning authors—that were custom-created to set your child up for reading success, and stickers and certificates to track progress. We also offer bundles that include additional learning materials and/or the Hooked on Phonics App for complementary practice in multiple modalities.