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Sunday, February 13, 2011
My Reading Tutor Nintendo DS Game Review & Giveaway
My Reading Tutor based on the multiple award winning My Virtual Tutor, is an effective and fun way to help young readers enhance their foundational reading skills. Supported by university teaching experts, extensive research, and expert video game designers, the soft spoken tutor provides a one on one approach to help players as they learn and grow. Features 4 illustrated storybooks with guided reading support to improve comprehension and fluency skills. Parent mode helps track player's progress and time on task. Interactive phonics games, quizzes, and puzzles provide fun reinforcement. For early readers ages 5 and up
• Instructions from the Tutor introduce and explain each phonics concept. • Games, quizzes, word puzzles and precise examples from each unit are used as part of the phonics and game exercises. • There are 14 Complete Story Books to read, with comprehension quizzes to help ensure that children are not only reading, but also remember and understand what they read. • Each concept is represented by its own train station with its own station master mascot. Once a concept is completed players can travel to the next station, providing a continualsense of progression and achievement.
My Reading Tutor is a fun to play, comprehensive, scientifically-based tutoring program that teaches children to read. This is for Kindergarten to Second Grade learning progression. It Teaches eight Phonics and Reading Concepts: Consonants Short Vowels Short vs. Long Vowels Consonant Blends Team Vowels ai, ay, ea, oa Team Vowels oo, oo, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw Crazy R’s and Multisyllabic words. This game is definately worth buying. Kids will enjoy playing this game and learn at the same time. Win-Win situtation!!! I love the parents mode too, where parents can track progression and time spent in the games and skills mode.
Check out all these **Key Features** •My Reading Tutor is a culmination of more that six years of research and testing in reading, pedagogy, and literacy. •14 Complete Story Books to read and reinforce skills •Fun interactive puzzles and games to enhance learning •Establish reading comprehension skills •Parent mode to track success and progress •One to One personalized instruction •Proven Effectiveness •Six years and $6 million of research and development were invested at the University of Colorado to create the proprietary Foundations to Literacy software that My Reading Tutor is based on. •The proprietary software used in My Reading Tutor has been tested and proven effective with over 2500 students. •In early studies students on average showed a 50% GAIN in reading scores vs. students who did not use the software.
My Reading Tutor for the Nintendo DS is available at mass and specialty retailers for a suggested retail price of $19.99. My Reading Tutor is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. You can purchase it here.
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*Disclosure: I received My reading Tutor Nintendo DS Game for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*
I've been married to Pete for 17 years now. I'm a working mom of 2 wonderful kids. Kylee is 15 & Connor is 12 now. We are Busy. Pete coaches Baseball. Pete has his own business & enjoys Hunting & Fishing. We like to Go Boating & Waterskiing. The kids enjoy many activities (too many to list)
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