This program with it’s adorable children and cute characters connects children to others like them making it easier for them to pick up on a language that could otherwise be hard and confusing to learn. The programs structure makes it easy for toddlers and 10 year olds alike to pick up on the new language immediately. My children themselves are ages 4, 9 and 11 and all three equally enjoyed using and learning with this program while we were reviewing it. My youngest enjoyed the fun colors, the children, and most especially the characters in each video lesson we did.
Here lately I have been doing a lot of reviews for companies and websites we have been using in our homeschooling since we began. Things we absolutely love using in our schooling. Vocabulary SpellingCity.com is one of those websites.
We personally have used the free version of this site for years now and it’s been a blessing for myself and my children educationally. The website is extremely easy to use and full of lots of learning. For this particular review, I was given access to the premium membership portion of the website for a year for up to 5 children. As a parent this is a blessing, as a teacher this is an exceptional blessing for us.
Through Vocabulary SpellingCity.com, I am able to upload our weekly or monthly (or however I wish to create them) vocabulary and spelling lists to use with my children/students. I can also use pre-made lists created by others and by local public schools to help educate my children which are readily available on Vocabulary SpellingCity.com. Vocabulary SpellingCity.com then takes my lists and creates spelling and vocabulary games, programs, quizzes, etc for my children to practice with for the week or period we are working on the words.
I can create lists for any subject too! So lists of Math words, Science vocabulary, Social Studies, etc can be used right along with the other things we are learning about with Vocabulary SpellingCity.com. And of course, there are TONS of extras to use and work through when the weekly work is finished, just for fun!
This website is a bonus for any parent or teacher to have to help educate their children. There is a free version for you to use and try out the program, as well as additional memberships which provide even more! A premium family membership is available for $29.99 a year for up to five students. A classroom membership for up to 25 students is available for $49.99. School memberships are also available through the website.
*Disclaimer – A year subscription to Vocabulary SpellingCity.com was provided to me free in exchange for my honest opinion shared in a blog post review by Vocabulary SpellingCity.com and TOS’ Schoolhouse Review Crew team.
One of the many programs developed by the Webber’s is the Hearbuilder Educational Software series. The series of four programs help to improve auditory listening and memory skills. The multiple levels in the programs provide specific learning objectives, while remaining fun and engaging to children.
Hearbuilder Auditory Memory Software Program is one of the four programs in the series. This program teaches key strategies for remembering numbers, words, sentences, stories and more. It also provides 5 listening activities like memory for words, numbers, details, WH information and auditory closure. Each of the multi-level tasks takes the student on the mission with Recall Agents Kim and Joey to save MemoryTown and defeat Dr. Forgetsit.
Hearbuilder Auditory Memory Software is also compatible with SMART board. The PC version of this software, which I have reviewed is compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7. An Intel Pentium IV or an equal processor is required to run this program.
I used this program with each of my children specializing each to their personal needs. All three enjoyed working through the game levels of this program, advancing at their own paces as they worked through it. This was exceptionally good for my youngest who has auditory processing issues with her speech processing. Even at age 4, she was able to participate, follow along and learn at her own pace without feeling rushed or like the program was too much for her.
Hearbuilder Auditory Memory Software is available on the Super Duper Publications website for $69.95 for the Home Edition or for $149.95 for the Professional Edition. For more reviews of this software program, please visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew blog!