Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rock 'N Learn

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Nursery Rhymes DVD CoverRock ’N Learn, Inc. began as an idea that would help children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound—the kind of music that kids enjoy and find motivating. Now with over 50 products, we have sold millions of audio/book and video programs to teachers and parents throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries.

Letter Sounds DVD CoverRock ’N Learn programs help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. Our DVDs incorporate cool music with exciting, colorful imagery.
Headquartered in Conroe, Texas, just north of Houston, Rock ’N Learn is owned and operated by its founders, Richard and Brad Caudle. Our primary warehouse is in North Carolina.
Life Science DVD CoverWorking as a school psychologist in 1986, Richard saw the need for multi-sensory learning programs using the styles of music that kids love. He consulted his younger brother Brad, an accomplished musician, to record their first program to help kids learn multiplication facts. Strong sales of this recording in the school specialty and book markets led to other programs and the start of a successful company.

Spanish Volumes I & II DVD CoverRichard and Brad never varied from their number one goal of providing children with programs that would make learning easier as well as fun. Brad’s wife Melissa, a former second-grade teacher, writes material and coordinates educational research for Rock ’N Learn. Richard’s wife, Kathie, manages sales and marketing.
Rock ’N Learn programs have received numerous awards such as Dr. Toy, Parents’ Choice, iParenting, National Parenting Publications, Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice, Early Childhood News, National Parenting Center, and Parent's Guide to Children’s Media. Our programs lead in the areas of quality and customer satisfaction based on surveys of school supply stores.
Presidents & U.S. Government Audio CoverMath Word Problems DVD CoverEnter Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD’s: “Phonics video DVD programs and audio CDs that get results. Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD and audio CD programs provide an easy and fun way to learn the phonics skills that lead to reading and spelling success. Catchy songs and rhymes help students remember basic phonics rules, vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, silent e, and much more. Delayed answers and the on-screen mouth (Phonics videos) allow learners to check their progress and use these programs independently. Our new Phonics Volume 1 and Phonics Volume 2 DVDs have been improved in two ways: much better animation and a lot more content to help students become confident readers. Students practice reading sentences and stories to apply the rules they have learned. These phonics video programs now have fun characters, sentence practice, read-along stories, and exercises to boost fluency.

The Rock 'N Learn Phonics DVDs cover:
Vowels • Short Vowel Sounds • Beginning Consonants With Vowels • Practice • c, g, qu, x • Find the Sounds (phonemic segmentation) • Sound It Out (oral blending) • Putting It All Together • Simple Phrases/ Rhyming Words • Double Consonants (words ending in ll, ss, ff) • Plural s and Ending s • Long a • Long e • Long i • Long o • Long u • Sentence Practice • ar • er, ir, ur • or • ire, are, air • Schwa Sound • How Many Syllables? (phonemic segmentation) • Ending Sounds • Endings: y and le • Sentence Practice • Rule Breakers • ph and gh • Memory Words • Several Read-Along practices

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Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD Volume 1: Practicing the phonics skills that lead to reading and spelling success is more fun than ever. We’ve turbocharged our best-selling Phonics video program with new, enhanced animation along with sentence and story practice. Catchy rhymes make rules easy to remember. Delayed answers and our “on-screen mouth” let students check their reading and pronunciation. Read-along stories and fun songs provide practice with rules and build reading fluency. Context clues help students develop multiple strategies to read for meaning.  Ages 6 & up. Approx. 70 minutes.

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD Volume 2: “Practice is the key to reading and spelling success—and now it’s more fun than ever. We’ve turbo charged our best-selling Phonics Volume 2 builds on Volume 1, with catchy rhymes to make rules easy to remember. Delayed answers and our “on-screen mouth” let students check their reading and pronunciation. Read-along stories and fun songs provide practice applying the rules and building reading fluency. Context clues help students develop multiple strategies to read for meaning. Ages 6 & up. Approx. 78 minutes.”

I was given the opportunity to review the Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD Volume 1 and 2.   I was really anxious for the opportunity to  review these learning DVD’s because I am a firm believer that education starts at home and that we, as parents do not foist the entire responsibility on  the educational system.  While it is their job and they do get paid to do it, we would have often missed opportunities to teach our children. There are many learning opportunities throughout a day. The characters and music keep them entertained while the are learning. The Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVD’s are a great tool to assist you in your child’s education.  I highly recommend the Rock ‘N Learn DVD’s, especially if you a struggling child.. 

Buy it: Rock 'N Learn DVDs are available for purchase at and most titles are available in DVD, CD & Book and iPad App formats with prices ranging from $12.99 - $19.99

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 Rock "N Learn Phonics 1 & 2 

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