No, that isn’t a typo….Rime is another word for word families or a group of words that rhyme. For example: hat, cat, bat, rat….etc.
Rime to Read was created by a team of three women, a Learning Specialist (PhD), a Reading Teacher (M.S.) and an illustrator. It is a color coded, beginning reading program based on rimes (or word families).
My struggling 7yo reader wasn’t too excited about using this program, but my 4yo really enjoyed it. She liked the characters that were in the stories. So it isn't appealing to all kids but if your kids enjoy those 'Bob books' then they will undoubtedly enjoy Rime to Read.
Some other nice features to this program are:
**The books can be read online OR be printed out.
**There is an audio feature when reading the books online. A child can click on a word and hear it read to them.
**When you log onto your child’s account you can see which books your child has read or how many pages they have accomplished.
**The cost is a onetime fee. You can purchase a set of twenty books for $44.99 or a set of 4 vowel books for $9.99. And it lasts a lifetime, making it a non-consumable product. This is great for those home schooling more than one child. I must note that although you have access to the books online for as many times (and for as long) as you want, you can only print them out once.
They have a free book to read here: http://www.rimetoread.com/
This program is a wonderful addition to any family with early readers. I hope you check out Rime to Read for yourself.