Review: The Early Literacy Series by Simtech

When I introduced my daughter to The Early Literacy Series by Simtech, I was skeptical. She’s only six years old, but she thinks of herself as being much older and is adamant that she be treated accordingly. While I saw the value to listening to, singing along with, and exploring Everybody Has Feet, Sharon Won’t Share, and I Hate Peas, all would be lost if she viewed them as too “babyish.”

I needn’t have worried. Although my daughter much preferred Sing-Along mode to Explore-a-Story mode, she laughed aloud at the antics of the characters in the stories and sang along with no prompting. To my surprise, my eight-year-old joined in!

Like Marblesoft’s Early Learning Suite, The Early Literacy Series is easy to customize. You can choose from several ways to interact with and explore the stories and set the software up so that it is easy for your child to use on his own with the equipment you have available!

The three stories are entertaining too. Everybody Has Feet is a fun way to teach that almost everybody has feet. My daughter thinks the human body is hilarious anyway, so this was a hit with her.

Sharon Won’t Share shows cause and effect—the results of sharing, and not sharing.

I Hate Peas shows the mealtime adventures of kids who seem to eat everything—except peas! I tried to convince my daughter to try some of those veggies they love. It didn’t work, but she thinks the story is funny!

If you’re looking for a fun way to get your child involved with text in a way that’s fun and meaningful—and accessible if they must use switches—The Early Literacy Series is a good choice. Each story also has a printable PDF story book, coloring book, and song sheets!

Note: I received The Early Literacy Series free from Simtech in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I received no further compensation for this review.

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