This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

TOS Review ~ Read, Write & Type

tf_logo45 We had the opportunity to review Read, Write & Type by Talking Fingers, Inc. this past month, and let me just say, Mikayla had a blast playing this game and defeating the evil green blob, Vexor! I loved it too because she was learning a new skill, typing, at the same time. Who would have thought a program could teach reading, writing, and typing at the same time? Well, I am here to tell you that Read, Write & Type by Talking Fingers, Inc. does!


Read, Write & Type Learning Systems  is an exciting interactive computer program that builds reading and phonics skills while children learn to write and type.  Children in grades K-3 help to defeat Vexor  who tries to steal the letters with the aide of colorful talking hands, Lefty La Dee and Rightway McKay.  Lefty and Rightway help guide the student through 40 different levels of play.  The program also includes games and activities that help build speed and accuracy, a place to type a story, and games to practice beginning sounds. All these activities build phonemic awareness, blending skills, and the ability to sound out and type words and sentences.

This program has two different options for purchase. For $35. you can purchase a five-year home license to the online version. This is only good for one child, but once that child has passed through all the levels their progress can be archived so that another child may play as long as it is within the five year time frame for the license.  For $79. you can opt for the CD-ROM version and receive additional bonus material including an activity book with stickers, a laminated keyboard, and 18 leveled readers.  With the CD-ROM version you are able to use it with multiple children for as long as you wish.

read writy and type 001Mikayla thoroughly enjoyed this program and frequently requests to play it. If you are looking for a excellent all around program this may be a good fit for your family too. Check out what my other crewmates had to say about this program here.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   I am a member of The Old Schoolhouse 2010-2011 Crew and as such received a copy of Read, Write & Type online software in exchange for a thorough and honest review.  Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews.  The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided .

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