I have a child that is special needs. My eight year old boy has autism and even though he is higher functioning than other kids on the spectrum he still has trouble in school. Right now even though he is in the third grade he is mentally on a kindergarten level and he has trouble reading. We have been struggling to find ways to help him out with his reading but nothing we do seems to really click. When I was giving the opportunity to review the Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics we got really excited to try it out.
What it is:
Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics program is a web based phonics program that helps children learn to read, by fun games and mini cartoons. The program can be used for those children in kindergarten all the way up to third grade and can be used in a home or school setting “Delivered online, Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics contains 100 research based interactive cartoon lessons that teach the entire kindergarten to 3rd grade phonics curriculum. Children master reading skills in an interactive environment that is fun and easy to use. Dr. J. Ron Nelson is a nationally recognized early education research professor and developed the curriculum used inside Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics.
Designed to be used in homes and schools, Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics incorporates the research based curriculum and instructional design of the highly acclaimed ClickN READ Phonics. Featuring the zany antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy, Taz, Tweety and more, children learn to read the right way with help from the world famous Looney Tunes characters. The Looney Tunes gang entertains your child and kids will delight in meeting the new character Professor Wizbot, the on-screen instructor in Looney Tunes Phonics, who teaches one click at a time®. My son saw an ad for this program on TV and for days he was asking me if he could have it because he loves Looney tunes.
A great thing about this product is that after each lesson that he completes it has a parent progress report so that I can see what he has been working on and how many times he had to redo the activity before moving on to the next level. The program contains several zones for the child to work on.
- Letter sound zone- in this program zone it’s the first one that the kids work on and it helps them with the sounds the letters make and keyboard skills.
- The Listening zone- this part of the program is all about word blending, teaching the kids how to decode the sounds of each letter and brings them together.
- The reading zone-this zone takes everything the child learned from the previous lessons and builds on what they have learned. This zone contains over 100 exercises.
- The speed zone- this zone builds on the skills that is learned from the other zones and puts them all together.
My son was very excited to try this out, he thought he had gotten a new video game and he jumped right in. The mini cartoons were cute and he enjoyed them. The little robot guy who does the lessons with the kids was very kid friendly. This program was a huge hit in my house even my ten year old wanted to play too.
I really like the Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics and my son loves it also. So far, after working with the program for a few days, I have noticed that he is trying to read and is sounding out the words like the robot showed him how to do. Another thing I like about this program is that it’s online, there are no disks to upload and install so it can be used on any computer in the house and saves your computer memory.
I think this is a great product and a must have for all kids whether they are special needs or not. I think any child would really benefit from working with this program. My son can’t wait to get home from school and start working on his Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics game so in my book any program that gets a child wanting to learn is wonderful. I will defiantly be telling all the parents I know that they really need to get this for their kids.
Purchase and Connect Information:
You can get this product at http://www.looneytunesphonics.com/store/ where they have plans starting from $9.95 a month. They also have 6 month and annual plans available. You can also view a free sample lesson to see if it’s the right program for your family.
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