Friday, February 18, 2011

TOS Review/ Kid Scoop - The Reluctant Reader Solution

Do you have children who know how to read, but just don't want to?

Do your children seem to have an aversion to books?

Then The Reluctant Reader Solution may be just what you need.

With The Reluctant Reader Solution, there are no books, and your children can read about topics that they love. With 365 Kid Scoop printable worksheets, your child will have plenty of topics to choose from. You can choose from topics such as Frost, Butterflies, Baseball,
Columbus Day, Fire Safety, Louisa May Alcott, and much, much more. With nearly 60 topics, you won't run out of ideas.

With this program, your child never feels like he is doing work.  With fun activities and science projects, your child will read his way through his favorite topics, and never even realize that he is practicing his reading skills.

Your children will not only be practicing their reading skills, but they will also be practicing their writing skills.

The Reluctant Reader Solution seems like it is made up of mini units to me, and whether or not you have a reluctant reader, your children will enjoy them.

I do not have any reluctant readers. My daughter is 13, and loves to read. My son is 6, and is just learning to read. I can see us using these in our school though.

They seem very easy to incorporate into the studies you are already doing, as they are more like a supplement anyhow.

I do think you could give these to your children just for fun, and if you have a reluctant reader, I bet their reading would improve. If you don't have a reluctant reader, they would probably still have fun doing them anyway. 

If your children are studying butterflies for example, then you could easily add in the butterfly unit when it fit into your study. 

Since I don't have children that really fit the age category for this product, I have done my best to do an informational review.
We did print out some of the pages, and used them, but I can't tell you if it sparked an interest to read more, as my daughter already loves to read.

We did enjoy the pages, and I think my 6 year old son will like them when he gets older.

There are a couple of things that you may want to be aware of.

When we did the Frost unit, it said:
""The Norse legend of Jack Frost
originated in Scandinavia. He was
the elf son of Kari, god of the
winds, and his name there was
Jokul, meaning icicle and Frosti
meaning frost. He would steal
through towns in the night turning
the town white and painting frost
patterns on windows."

 I did not care for that. I did not read this to my youngest. I didn't realize that it said this until after I had already given them the pages, so my oldest read it. 

There are units on topics such as The Easter Bunny, Bigfoot, Halloween, and Immunization, that you may not want your children to study. You might be OK with these topics, however, for those who are not, I wanted to make you aware. 

The good thing about this program is that you can choose which units you use, or don't use. 

Those are in the minority, and the rest seem really fun. If it were me, I would still use the other units, but avoid the ones I did not care for.

I took this from the website to help you get a better idea of what is included.

"Here is just a small sample of the topics your child will be exposed to inside the Reluctant Reader Solution:
  • Animals such as killer whales, otters, gorillas and tadpoles...
  • Science experiments such as solar snacks as well as features on the International Space Station and optical illusions...
  • Lessons about the body such as the parts of the skin, how germs attack, how to deal with teasing and why exercise is important...
Other topics in the activity packets include:
  • Clay Play: How to make clay crafts...
  • Toon Time: How to draw your own comics...
  • Environment features on bees, carbon footprint, frost and more...
  • Holidays and Festivals includes Valentines, Memorial Day, Halloween and Holidays Around the World...
  • Financial Literacy covers allowances and how to budget for the holidays...
  • Legends and characters: Bigfoot, the Maya as well as Old Stormalong...
  • And more..."

There are two ways that you can use The reluctant Reader Solution. 

There is a second part to The Reluctant Reader Solution. It is the Kid Scoop News Online Edition.
This is a very colorful online edition, that is similar to the black and white printable worksheets.

You will get 12 months worth of the online newspaper when you purchase The Reluctant Reader Solution. You can print these out as well, and your children will love the colorful pages.

You can purchase The Reluctant Reader Solution for $97.

You can also purchase the individual units one at a time for only $2.99.
This makes it easy to get the studies that you want, when you need them, without having to purchase the entire set at once.

The Reluctant reader Solution offers a 365-day Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee:

"365-day Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee
Try out the Reluctant Reader Solution in your home or classroom. Put it to use with the reluctant reader in your life. If you don't get measurable results — meaning if your child doesn't start enjoying reading more, and actually start reading on his own — I'll refund every cent of your investment with no questions whatsoever. I'm only happy if you get outstanding results, so I'd gladly offer you a refund if that doesn't happen.
That means you truly have nothing to risk when you purchase the Reluctant Reader Solution today. You get 365 days of exciting activity sheets plus 12 months of Kid Scoop online, all for the risk-free investment of only $97."

You can be assured that if this product does not work for you, you will not have to worry about throwing your money down the drain. I think that is awesome. It really makes the difference.

Check out what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about The Reluctant Reader Solution.


*I have received a download copy of The reluctant Reader Solution, free, as a member of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew, in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given to me.*


Debra said...

I love all the pictures you used... :) Really helps to get a solid idea as to what this product is.

Kelly said...

Good review!

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