Sunday, January 30, 2011

Free Funnix Reading Program!


I know I know, I may be posting this a bit too late already, since January is almost over! But I've been quite the busy bee lately (will blog about that later on). Anyway, for those of you who want to avail of this great free Funnix Reading Program, feel free to go to http://funnix.com/ and follow the instructions there!

I am still trying to download it now, hopefully it will work soon! But I'll be using the troubleshooting/help page in case it doesn't. So what are YOU waiting for? Go to Funnix's page now and get your own copy of the program!

Below is a little bit of information about the Program, taken from the website:

During the month of January, the Funnix Reading Program will be FREE--no strings, no hidden costs. The Funnix sequence teaches 2 years worth of reading skills and is regularly priced at $249. 

The program is designed by the world's most successful creator of instructional materials, Siegfried (Zig) Engelmann, a maverick professor of Education who has authored many books, including Give Your Child a Superior Mind, and highly successful reading programs like Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. 

Engelmann says of Funnix,"Teaching the lessons requires a lot less effort, and the lessons are more entertaining. Also, the program consists of 220 daily lessons, so it takes kids farther than most beginning-reading programs-- from being non readers to reading on the third-grade level." 

The free version of Funnix is electronic. You download the entire package of 220 lessons and other material onto your computer, and you have everything you need to teach the program. The steps of what you do and how you do it are spelled out in Teacher’s Guide, which you review before presenting the program. Workbook and textbook activities accompany the lessons. You print these. 

When you teach Funnix, you and you child sit next to each other and watch the computer screen. A narrator presents a series fast-paced exercises in each 30-minute lesson. The narrator asks questions, and your child responds--out loud. Your job is to reinforce correct responses and correct any mistakes by following simple rules for "navigating" through the material. 

2 comments:

eloisevbm said...

Waah! I read your post too late. How big was the file? Hope you can post again for other freebies.

Teacher Mama Tina said...

Hi Mommy Eloise! :) Thanks for dropping by and SORRY for the delayed response. :-) Will be posting about some freebies soon! God bless always!

P.S. May I know your email add? We will be having an event especially for Catholic homeschoolers if you are interested to attend (sorry if I am assuming that you are Catholic ha). Godbless!

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