Reviews

TouchTile Review-Level 5-Endings

The TouchTile Reading System is a great system for children who have not been able to learn to read through traditional methods. Some kids need to touch in order to learn. These are kids who learn best by doing. This multi-sensory system teaches them to touch the sounds, blend them together and in the process, understand what they are doing.

My oldest, C, just finished the 5th level which covered endings.  It also brought attention to the vowels in the words because they had irregular sounds.  This level was much harder for her due to the irregular vowel sounds as well as recalling the endings she learned previously. Though I don’t like seeing her struggle, it was comforting all in the same because I could more accurately measure her progress because she simply read them wrong when she first started. After reviewing, she was able to reach mastery.

I particularly enjoyed Continue reading…

HER GOOD DAYS: A Memoir of A Mother’s Leap of Faith e-Book Review and Giveaway*****OVER

I’ve been called.

Either a mutual friend told him to call me, or her husband talked to my husband at work. Usually, their connection to me differed. Their reason for calling was always the same, though.

“What did you do?”

It became increasingly more difficult to contain my answer to just one phone call. How have I kept MS from consuming my life and my dreams of becoming a mother? Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-Level 4-Silent E

The TouchTile Reading System is a great system for children who have not learned to read through traditional methods. Some kids need to touch in order to learn. These are kids who learn best by doing. This multi-sensory system teaches them to touch the sounds, blend them together and in the process, understand what they are doing.

My oldest, C, just finished the 4th level which covered the silent E. Through various words using many combinations of Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #5

We just finished our 5th month of the 12 month Brain Training Program. Brain retraining is done through a series of physical exercises that selectively accesses a certain part of the brain by having the eyes look in a specified direction. That direction is directly related to a sensory stimulation point.

“C” still continues to enjoy the program. It is a very intensive program that we complete 5 times a week. She does not get bored of the activities at all. This past month’s activities were especially more relevant to her because Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #4

We just finished our 4th month of the 12 month Brain Training Program. Brain retraining is done through a series of physical exercises that selectively accesses a certain part of the brain by having the eyes look in a specified direction. That direction is directly related to a sensory stimulation point.

This past month’s activities were just a bit more complex than we were used to. C continues to Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #3

We recently finished our 3rd month in the Brain Training Program. Brain retraining is done through a series of physical exercises that selectively access a certain part of the brain by having the eyes look in a specified direction. The direction is related to a sensory stimulation point.

C continues to enjoy getting our pink binder out with all of her dry erase markers and bingo markers. Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #2

My 6 year old, C, just finished the 2nd month of the Brain Training program from Learning Link Technologies. We continued to do the retraining exercises once a week and then the Month 2 Activities 4-5 times a week for about 20 minutes. Now that we are into the second month, I have to admit that it takes a lot of commitment. You need to create a schedule and stick to it for this to be an effective program for brain retraining.

The activities this month were both advanced/modified from last month as well as new. C loved how well she did the first time through the activities. She noted that some were “Kinda the same as last month but harder…I like harder.” I’m glad to see that she felt challenged Continue reading…

Brain Training Review-Month #1

We just finished our first month of the brain retraining program by Learning Link Technologies. Initially, it was difficult finding time to follow the program. The Brain Retraining exercises were to be performed each of the 4 weeks one time per week. Then there were other exercises that were to be performed with the Brain Retraining once a week for four weeks. These were broken up into sessions throughout the week.

My daughter’s opinion of this? She loves it. Every day she would ask if it was time to do the green binder (we put it all into a 2″ binder). On some nights, the time would even fly by. The first time she did the exercises Continue reading…

Brain Training Program Review

I am honored to be reviewing a product from Learning Link Technologies. It is a brain retraining program that is geared toward enhancing the building blocks of learning for children 3 and up.

Although the program was designed to help children with learning problems, it is actually recommended for all kids. Scientists have found that many learning problems that show up later on, were actually caused early on. By completing the program using a specific approach,  Continue reading…

TouchTile Review-4 Letter Blends and Digraphs

My girls are loving the TouchTile Reading system. C, the older one, continues to work through level 3 where she is blending 4 sounds together. She is currently working on nonsense words and we expect to be through all of them by the end of the week. She is very proud of herself and giggles at some of the nonsense words. She continues to enjoy working with the system, enhancing her reading skills. She even grabbed a book off the library shelf the other week and began reading it. She looked up at me and said, “Mom! I can read this!” Her reading skills Continue reading…