Monday, September 14, 2009
Recently, I was given the chance to review the Wizz-e website. What is Wizz-e you ask? Wizz-e is an online source for children's e-books. They offer a few free e-books and then you can also purchase additional books. Prices range anywhere from $1.99 to $8.99. The e-books can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer. You also have a few options for reading the e-books; you can read it to your child or they can listen as it is read out loud. There is also a feature of being able to click on a word and have it read to you. Great for those who are just learning to read.
The books are designed to delight your child as well as;
* help your child learn to read
* develop your child’s confidence and love of books (great for reluctant readers or children with some forms of dyslexia)
* reinforce understanding with interactive quizzes, games and activity sheets
* Assist you in teaching your child at home!
I tried this out with Gracie and she loved it! She liked being able to sit at the computer and "read" to herself. She has already learned how to read a few words from homeschooling last year and Kindergarten this year and I think this is definitely a great way for her to add more words to her reading list. She has always loved books and this just contributes to it.
Wizz-e also offers free activities such as games, jokes, and coloring pages (coming soon). If your child loves being read to this is an amazing site to visit.