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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Easy Reader

The best thing you can do to start your children off on a lifelong love for learning is to teach them to read.

The younger, the better.

Surround them with books that they can look at, chew on, and play with. Eventually, they'll be curious about the funny squiggles inside the books.

You'll also want to read to your kids every day.

TV shows like Sesame Street and Between The Lions provide more positive reading reinforcement.

And now, there's another tool available to parents to help their kids learn to read. It's a new DVD from The Readeez Company, called Readeez, Volume One, that encourages kids to "giggle and grin while the knowledge sneaks in."

Readeez are short cartoons and live-action videos that combine the written word with the spoken word. Not subtitles, or sing-along lyrics, but words placed front and center, alongside funny characters telling stories and riddles, and singing songs.

Michael Rachap founded the company as a reaction against the loud, fast-moving cartoons and ads that so many young children are exposed to before they even have a chance to learn how to read. He figured that if kids could both see and hear words in the same instant, their brains would form new connections between hearing and writing, and saying and seeing.

Toddlers and preschoolers will love Readeez for its friendly characters, catchy songs, and fun format. And parents will love having one more resource for growing eager young readers.

Visit the Readeez website to learn more and to buy the DVD.

I just happen to have a Readeez DVD to give away! If you'd like to have it for your child, leave a comment and I'll pick a winner this weekend.


Blogger MarmiteToasty said...

Ive always always been an avid reader, anything... I have to read..... I remember so clearly the words of a teacher when I was in junior school so I was about 8.... he said 'he you read you will always have a door to escape through'.... ya see, it was his way of saying that 'he knew'.... another time he said 'reading means you will never be alone'.... wise words to an 8 year old and remembered over 40 years later.... and ya know.... that man was right..


2:06 AM  
Anonymous PisecoMom said...

This sounds interesting! My 6 yo son is a voracious reader, but his 2 yo sister does not like to sit and read books the way he did. She might enjoy the dvd. Thanks for the giveaway!

chappyandalexa AT earthlink DOT net

6:47 AM  
Blogger Tamara said...

I would SOO be thrilled with this! I have 2 4 year olds and a 1st grader...I am struggling with the 1st grader right now because he is struggling and the 4 year olds I am worreid worry stems from a husband with a reading disability and that worries this would be awesome!!!! Thank you for the contest!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Oda Daddy said...

Sign up the Oda family for this one. Looks cool!

1:17 PM  
Blogger HLiza said...

I have a feeling this may not be available yet over here. It would be something nice to have for my 6yo son who had been struggling to read. I'm currently using books from a series of locally made programme to coach him ever night. He's making some progress but I've got to be patient. It sure looks like he prefers to be read to than reading himself.

I'll join the hopefuls for this. But judging from other comments, it might be hard for you to decide. He he..thanks anyway for this giveaway.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous orlund said...

That is a funny cartoon. I would definitely like to win that DVD. Right now my daughter likes us reading and telling her stories. She doesn't really understand it yet but she is still amused by us reading to her.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Jersey said...

This sounds like a great product for my little ones! Would love to win it. (

12:56 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Julianna's favorite toy is a fabric book with a little handle that's perfect for chewing on. You are so right about surrounding kids with books. Both the boys are great readers and love to read to their sister.

9:23 AM  

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