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“Where can I find reading software?”

From the mailbag:

"Dear Mama Bear,

I really want my 4 year old to start reading.  How can I help with that?  What softwares are available?

Anonymous"

Dear A,

While I applaud you wanting to teaching your child how to read, 4 might be a wee bit too early.

Might not, mind you, but don't expect it to happen quickly.

First, here's some resources:


Regarding reading software, here's what's popular at Amazon.com today:

#1: Reader Rabbit I Can Read With Phonics 1st and 2nd Grade

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM
Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit I Can Read With Phonics 1st and 2nd Grade
by The Learning Company
Platform: Windows XP / Me, Mac OS 9 and below
3.5 out of 5 stars(24)

Buy new: $19.99 $6.65
12 used & new from $2.71

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#2: Reader Rabbit Reading Ages 4-6

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit Reading Ages 4-6
by Riverdeep
Platform: Windows XP, Mac OS 9 and below
3.4 out of 5 stars(29)

Buy new: $9.99 $6.92
19 used & new from $2.99

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#3: Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby and Toddler

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit Playtime for Baby and Toddler
by The Learning Company
Platform: Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP, Mac OS 9 and below
4.6 out of 5 stars(47)

Buy new: $19.99 $6.09
17 used & new from $3.99

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#4: Reader Rabbit Learn to Read With Phonics

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit Learn to Read With Phonics
by The Learning Company
Platform: Windows, Mac
3.8 out of 5 stars(45)

Buy new: $19.99 $7.45
14 used & new from $2.93

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#5: Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade Mis-cheese-ious Dreamship Adventures

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit 2nd Grade Mis-cheese-ious Dreamship Adventures
by The Learning Company
Platform: Windows, Mac
4.2 out of 5 stars(6)

Buy new: $19.99 $5.95
22 used & new from $1.89

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#6: Reader Rabbit Personalized 1st Grade Deluxe

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Reader Rabbit

Reader Rabbit Personalized 1st Grade Deluxe
by Learning Company
Platform: Windows, Mac
3.0 out of 5 stars(7)

Buy new: $29.95 $8.66
27 used & new from $2.49

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#7: Disney's Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Disneys Adventures

Disney's Adventures in Typing with Timon & Pumbaa
by Disney Interactive
Platform: Windows 95 / 98
4.0 out of 5 stars(31)

Buy new: $29.99
18 used & new from $1.69

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#8: JumpStart Kindergarten

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

JumpStart Kindergarten

JumpStart Kindergarten
by Knowledge Adventure
Platform: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 2000, Mac, Mac OS X
3.2 out of 5 stars(10)

Buy new: $19.99 $9.99
23 used & new from $1.45

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#9: Grammar Made Easy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

Grammar Made

Grammar Made Easy
by Global Software Publishing
Platform: Windows Vista / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP, Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X, Mac OS 9 and below
2.7 out of 5 stars(3)

Buy new: $19.99 $6.98
19 used & new from $4.00

(Visit the Bestsellers in Reading & Language list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

 

#10: DR SEUSS GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:06 AM

DR SEUSS

DR SEUSS GREEN EGGS AND HAM
by THE LEARNING COMPANY
Platform: Windows, Mac
3.4 out of 5 stars(7)

Buy new: $19.95 $6.78
27 used & new from $0.25

So, as you can see….there's lots of great reading software choices out there for you.

Thus speaks…MamaBear

ps – you can also get great reading goodies from eBay too!

 

 

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