These readers captivate my little girl
Posted by Erin Ulrich on 17th Jul 2011
If you have ever seen any of the All About Spelling Readers, you know how incredible they are. I could sit and look at the illustrations for ages. The two All About Reading Level Pre-1 readers are filled with poetry and alliteration. They captivate my busy little girl, who struggles with sitting still long enough to read.
Posted by Homeschool mom to 2 on 17th Jul 2011
I love the books that came with the program (The Zigzag Zebra by Marie Rippel and Donna Goeddaeus and Lizard Lou by Marie Rippel and Renee LaTulippe). They are small enough for my daughter to hold comfortably. The illustrations are very intricate pencil drawings. I mean very intricate. I haven’t seen this quality of art in any phonics/letter instruction curricula before, and I have seen a lot of reading curricula. Most of the illustrations and art work in other programs are bright, colorful, borderline garish, and highly distracting. These are simply lovely.
Worth having just on their own!
Posted by Trish Rock on 17th Jul 2011
Part of the lessons include reading aloud each day. There are two readers to read from, The Zigzag Zebra for capitals and Lizard Lou for lowercase. They are both beautifully illustrated in realistic black and white pencil drawings, one of my favorite mediums for art. Just beautiful! The first reader is an alphabet rhyme; the second reader is a collection of poems and rhymes for each letter. These books are worth owning even if you don't purchase the entire program.
One of the few books my daughter lets me read to her...
Posted by Amanda Bowen on 17th Jul 2011
My daughter is only two, so I wasn’t sure she’d be quite ready for All About Reading. Well, Miss Priss once again proved her mettle when she decided to take it upon herself to bring me the activity box so we can go through the alphabet sounds. She absolutely adores this program. For example, she never lets me read to her, EVER. She would rather take the book and go hide in a corner all to herself than sit still and listen to me read. After a few days of looking at the alphabet rhyme book, she began bringing it to me so I could show her the words, and has actually begun letting me read to her!
Posted by Jill Stanish on 17th Jul 2011
I personally love the graphics used on the poster and in the readers. The illustrations reminded me of vintage drawings from old school books--incredibly detailed and very realistic. It's nice to have a program with illustrations that aren't so childish that an older learner would be embarrassed by them. Sometimes a full-color production can be a visual distraction so I like that the illustrations are all in black and white. When we took out the reader for each new letter, my daughter always asked to start from the beginning of the book which helped serve as a great cumulative review of letters.