When my kids were younger, I used to leave the Closed Captioning up on the television so they could get familiar with the words coming out of the mouths of their favorite cartoon characters. Taking this idea one step further and more effectively, in my opinion, are the Readeez series of DVD’s and downloads that we’ve featured both here and on Cool Mom Tech.
Now, there’s a new one out that’s totally worth a look for parents whose kids are just learning to read.
characters Julian and Isabel, the Readeez Volume Three DVD takes the viewer through a series of songs,
stories and nursery rhymes. Rather than sentences just appearing on the bottom of the screen, Readeez
words pop up, syllable by syllable in perfect sync as the sounds are
uttered. This SyllableSync technique is amazingly accurate and fun to
Thankfully the characters and illustrations
don’t move or try to mouth the words or there would be waaaay too much
going on at once. Instead, your eyes are allowed to focus on the words
popping up on the screen.