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Reader Rabbit Learn Phonics 1st-2nd Grade

Platform : Macintosh, Windows
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  • Practice new skills with 18 charming interactive storybooks
  • Sing along with 10 irresistible songs that play on your computer or on any CD player
  • Track your child's success with progress reports
  • Practice pronunciation and improve phonics skills with record and playback features
  • Gain exposure to real-world reading materials like poems, journals, and newspapers
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System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows, Macintosh
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00006OAQW
  • Release Date: March 4 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #444 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Join Reader Rabbit and Sam the Lion in the Land Where the Lions Roam Free! Expertly designed specifically for early readers, this enchanting story gently guides young learners toward essential reading and comprehension skills. Practice new skills with 18 charming interactive storybooks, alongs and much more!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 1stVideo on June 29 2007
Children practice their reading and phonics skills as they partake in this adventure to find the Land Where The Lions Roam Free. Joined by Reader Rabbit and Sam the Lion, kids find a series of activities that teach and reinforce short and long vowels, consonant blends, vowel combinations, compound words and word families. These activities, once you figure out how to play them, provide solid skill practice. There are many directed activities (e.g. find the word with the ch sound like in lunch) as well as some open-ended areas like poetry writing. Graphics are very nice, and the characters and theme are appealing. The direct instruction provided by narration and animation is also very good. The program is flawed, however, in terms of design. It is not always clear how to get from one place or activity to the next, and some of the activities themselves are unintuitive to play-- children (and reviewers!) don't know what to do. Plan on lending your child a helping hand when they get stuck. Additional program features include printable progress reports and study words, plus a skill practice mode. Note: This program comes bundled with a second CD, Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade Mis-cheese-ious Dreamship Adventures!, which is a previously released, good reading adventure program.
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By Tommy on July 23 2012
Reader Rabbit is a must-have program from anyone serious about maintaining a healthy long-term relationship. My wife gave me this program as a gift a week after I proposed to her, it was a whimsical gesture that left me completely confused at the time, but since she agreed to marry me I nervously accepted the gift and saved it. Many, many, many years later when we had children I came across this box and decided it was time to open it. Inside was a CD that completely changed me from a babbling idiot to someone who can now talk with my children.

My kids like it too. Thanks Reader Rabbit, I'm not certain why but this has kept my marrage aroond for muny yars.

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I bought this to help my 6 yr old with his reading. I had to down grade my computer just to install it. And when it did finally come up I found that my son would just click on anything as it wasn't very good at explaining things to the kids.
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By Chris Vagg on April 19 2015
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Excellent, as described.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Frustrating May 27 2005
By SDGirl - Published on
We love Reader Rabbit/ Learning Company CD's, however, this one is so frustrating to the kids... and parents! There is no back button to go to other games, the child plays whatever game they happen to enter into and it never ends. When you DECIDE to end it, you literally have to close out. The parent has to plan on sitting right by to constantly help out (excuse me, I happen to like when they are learning and I can finish my around the house stuff). I gave a 3 rating to be kind to RR/LC but really, this one is a bummer, do not recommend. Disappointed that LC allowed so many flaws to this package.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
reader rabbit March 29 2010
By anastasia - Published on
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My 5 year old son loves this ! After I helped him understand how to navigate through the program, he became independant. The games are engaging and diverse. Even the difficult games have caught his attention. There's enough basic stuff to keep him busy and a few difficult games to challenge him. I do need to help him with those since he can't read yet but he learns a lot by trial and error. My daughter, who is 18 years, had this when she was little. Love it ! [...]
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
only played it once Nov. 9 2011
By paige johnson - Published on
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This takes a huge amount of space on a hard drive and it is very difficult to navigate, making the child (who presumably can't read very well yet) need a lot of supervision and help to switch from game to game, etc. And the games are boring, repeating the same thing over and over, slowly. My five-year-old played it for 10 minutes and when I tried to get her to play it the next day, she said, "That game is so boring I want to cry." (She's a bit dramatic but still.)
Effective teaching software for little children difficult to find Sept. 8 2014
By Michael J. Klein - Published on
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As a tool to teach my children to learn to read, I found this game to not be very effective. It was fun for them to play.

At the time I was teaching my children to read what existed were the earliest Blue's Clues videos, abc's and 123's. They were basic but effective. I do not believe their format for newer versions of Windows has been updated. Also the Blues Clues videos on shapes and colors were valuable. The others were moderately effective for me. There are likely to be better tools now which I am unaware of.

One other set of tools I found engaging and effective were the Leap Frog videos: Letter Factory, Talking Words Factory, Code Word Caper(?) and Math Circus. These three LF videos were excellent on inculcating the basics. I hope that they went further with Math. The Math Circus video caught my children's attention and the information stuck. I found other tools for shapes which taught them about parallelograms, trapezoids - shapes that are beyond the minimal 4 that are usually considered sufficient for little children.

We forget that exposing them to all these sophisticated images and concepts in a simplified and engaging manner when they are very young, is incredibly effective. They are sponges for everything when they are in those early years. My first son learned the Hebrew alef-beth with flash cards at 16 months. He began to read at 2y and 4m. (He spelled "crash" to us, a word he had been hearing and copying with a software package I gave him.) I taught him fractions by making him learn to calculate the increase necessary to double or triple the recipe for oatmeal cookies at three - motivation. By 4 he understood negative numbers, bounded and unbounded infinities and exponentials.

I also recommend Cyber Chase from PBS. Excellent! Too bad they ended it.

Hope this helps.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
LOVE IT! Feb. 23 2013
By RO - Published on
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This product is one of the best learning cds I have ever purchased. I would recommend this cd to any parent trying to encourage their child to learn