JumpStart Kindergarten: Reading

Jumpstart Kindergarten Reading PC CD learn listen write word phonics vowels game 



Knowledge Adventure 



Everything Your Kindergartner Needs to Succeed at Reading

Join Mr. Hopsalot on a vacation adventure to find the lost carrot-patch treasure. Along the way, your child will develop the same progressive reading skills taught in a full year of classroom instruction.

Grade-Based Lessons. Reading lessons are organized by the Kindergarten year. Every activity reinforces the skills your child is learning at school.

A 10-Step Foundation. We concentrate on 10 classroom-proven skill sets so your child develops a solid foundation for success in reading, and in school.

Focus on Phonics. Every activity begins with a game that reinforces phonics skills. Plus, there's individual attention to vowel, consonant and blended sounds.

Emphasis on Fun! Everyone learns better when they're having fun. Movie-style animation, bright play areas, toe-tapping music and action-packed game play keeps your child giggling and encouraged.

Learn-To-Read Tools. JumpStart Kindergarten Reading includes customized tools that match the way your child learns best - whether it's by makeing associations, memorizing, listening, writing, creating or singing.

Have a Hopping Good Time!

Discover the hidden carrot-patch treasure. Visit Mr. Hopsalot's furry family and friends. Each one has a special clue for you and each one has a special reading activity for you to complete. Follow the clues to find the treasure. Along the way, you'll gain confidence in each of the 10 critical areas of reading success.

ABC's Mr. Hopsalot's hangout is full of fun things to do. Join Mr. Hopsalot at the blackboard for a fun-tastic review of letter shapes and letter recognition. Case Letters Grandpa needs his letters delivered across the bayou. You'll hear a letter and see its upper or lowercase version on a sign. Find the matching letter on a bobbling turtle or crafty crocodile. Emphasis is given to letters that are easily confused such as Vv and Ww. Sounds & Letters Phonics skills are reinforced over and over in hundreds of delightful ways. Before each interactive activity, you'll be asked to find the objects that begin with a letter, a letter sound, or a letter combination.

Vowels It's fiesta time! Differentiate vowel and consonant sounds as you click on parts of the pinata. Make enough matches and the pinata will burst open, spilling goodies everywhere. Consonants & Blends Grandma's coaching hockey! Pick out the pucks with a consonant or consonant blend on them, and shoot toward the goal. Can you get your pucks past the pesky penguin goalie and score? Phonics Vocabulary Mr. Hopsalot's furry friends point out the letter sounds in more than 350 new and familiar words. You'll build your phonics vocabulary as you blend consonants into sounds and match sounds with words.

Review & Reinforcement At the end of every activity you complete successfully, you'll be rewarded with a clue. Use the clues to dig up the treasure that's been hidden in the carrot patch for years. Clues review all foundational reading skills. Sounding Out At the Bovine Hoedown, one row of dancing cows holds the beginning part of a word. The other row holds the ending. If the cards match and form a word, watch those cows do a merry "moo-galoo!" Word Building It's a fine-feathered race to the finish! Each Toucan has one of the letters you'll need to build a word. Choose the letters correctly and Mr. Hopsalot's cousing wins the surfing race. Sentence Building Bebop is writing a song, but he needs your help! Supply the rhyming words he asks for to build lyrical sentences.

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