this one. It has less color for a more "mature" look. I have a video at the bottom of this review comparing the two.
This phonics program is meant for the parent to be involved and work with the child. It is not a hand-to-your child to complete on their own type workbook.
Starting with lesson three at the end of the lesson you are instructed to do dictation. All the dictation passages can be downloaded and printed at the Reading Specialist of Long Island website. What's neat is it's all on audio as well, so you can simply hit play!
purchase physical games as well. Choose online games or download for print-at-home games like the Monster Phonics card game.
Flash cards are free too! You can purchase a set as well but there are more in the FREE version. I myself prefer to purchase and did so.
The Blast off to Reading book includes the instructions at the beginning of the book. This program is meant for a variety of ages, if you have an older student there are more word lists in the back of the book.
Several features that I would love to see is an answer key and if the book used the Dyslexie Font. The Answer Key can be found on their website which you can download.
Take a peek at the video below to compare the two books and see the pages. The Blast off to Reading website has a lot of sample pages as well.
My Final thoughts: A great value for what you receive and the company is very generous with offering free online games. Usually you need a code to access the extras or have to pay for them so I thought it was just super that you don't need to pay extra for those.
The pages are fun but not overwhelming. I know some kids get distracted with colorful pages, so this program has the right mix. Fun but yet it doesn't take over the pages.