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Curriculum Reviews

Rime to Read Review

What is a Rimes you ask? They are words that sound and look alike. Such as Hat, Cat, Mat, Sat etc. So what is a Rhyme? Rhymes are words that sound alike but usually do not look alike.

Lynn Klaiman and Dr. Sara Hines, PhD, at Rime to Read developed an interactive, educational, DIGITAL reader that allow children to practice reading success on their own, and learn to use the computer all at the same time.

I did like the idea that you could try the first book before you buy it. However I did not like that you had to sign up with your information before you could try it. But at least you got to try it without buying it!

The drawings are adorable and very simple so they are not distracting like some books are. You could even print the books out if you are like me and my son and like the hard copy better then e-books AND your children can color the pictures as part of your reading/art projects.

Oh yes, and they just added sound. So if your child gets stuck on a word, they can have it read to them. The site is very easy to manoeuvre around and my 3 year old had no problem once I showed her how to do it.

The one major downfall I think is the fact that even though you could print the books out, you can only do it once. So if you forgot to save it to your hard drive like I did with book one…well, you are out of luck! These books are very similar to the Bob Books most of us know about. Over all I feel this product can be easily incorporated into you daily homeschool curriculum.

Now as far as the cost goes it is a little expensive for my pocket book, but for some this would be just right for them. Currently, Rime to Read has 20 books available to purchase. Each package of 4 books costs only $9.99 or you can choose to buy access to all 20 for $44.99. That is $2.25 – $2.50 a book that you can save on your computer and print out when ever you want.

Score 5 out of 10

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