Alpha-Phonics Book (CD-ROM version included)
A complete, sensible, lesson-by-lesson phonics program by Sam Blumenfeld, an ardent advocate of literacy through phonics. Mr. Blumenfeld shows you simply and effectively how to teach a child to read, even supplying the lesson visuals in large type for beginners. Many, many thankful parents have testified to the success they've had in using this book with their children. There are no illustrations or distractions, just what is needed to learn and understand the phonetic system. A child begins to read words almost immediately, which seems infinitely more rewarding than a phonics program which insists on teaching all the sounds before the student actually puts them together to read a word.
The CD-ROM version of the program is now included with the book. The CD includes the complete text of the book, along with both the written and audio instructions by the author. All 128 Alpha-Phonics lessons appear exactly as they are in the book. One interesting feature of the program is that keyboarding is not needed (as "hunt and peck" typing is not encouraged) only a mouse. This program can be either used in conjuction with the Alpha-Phonics book or independently. System requirements: Windows 95-XP. Can be used with Windows Vista by following the instructions on the publisher website (www.alphaphonics.com/vista) CD is not Mac-compatible. ~ Janice