“Runley is a publisher of quality educational-entertainment products for children. With full-color illustrated storybooks, puzzles of different sizes and complexity, coloring books of different sizes and multi-component gift-sets, Runley offers products of great value to parents trying to teach their children to read.”
I had the privileged of reviewing “Finding Leif’s Heart”, “A Pig in a Tub” and “Zahara’s Move”. Three read along books from “Runley Productions, Inc. When I first heard of these I thought about my childhood with listening read along books on a record player. It was one of my favorite activities as a kid and I could not wait to introduce my girls to read along books from Runley, on CD.
As each read along book starts to tells you to “turn the page when you hear this sound” and they play a chimes type thing. The person reading these books has an easy listening voice and the music & sound effects in the background really make each story come alive. Lee really had fun reading her books. I love that at the end of each book are 3 learning pages.
One, “Learning to read lesson plan”. Has questions you can ask to have your child explain the story they just read/heard. Two, “Search and find exercise”. This page has your child turn through the book to find the answers. Questions like how many of something is on this page. Three, is a coloring page that relates to the story.
So not only is my child learning to read, but she is learning to comprehend the story and to interact with the book. I really like these books and am excited there a lot more I can purchase. I also love that we can take these books on trips with us and Lee can have a book to read rather then another DVD. (we travel a lot during the Summer and I can’t wait to use these books.) I highly recommend these books, but please, just because the book is read to your child does not mean you can’t be involved with the book, that is why there is the lesson sections in the back.
2 readers(1 from Canada & 1 from USA) will win the same 3 books reviewed above from Runley.com. (“Finding Leif’s Heart”, “A Pig in a Tub”, “Zahara’s Move”)
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