Used for my daughter back in 1985! Loved it then & now using for my 4 year old granddaughter. Aria loves it & is learning to read very quickly. My daughter & I are teaching this together, it's fun! My daughter still loves reading!
After much consideration and reading several reviews, I decided to go ahead and buy this product not knowing if I would receive everything in it or receive VHS and cassette tapes. Upon arrival, I immediately opened it. I found every piece to be in it, no duplicates, no VHS tape, no cassette tapes. In the place of the VHS and cassette tapes I received a DVD and CD. I also received the treasure box but not the goodies (which I knew would not come with it). However, I am very pleased with this for I can get things from our local dollar store that I know she will really like. My daughter had no interest in school but she is now very excited about this program.
I was so nervous choosing a program for my child's first official educational experience at home. We had worked through a couple of store bought $10 workbooks, but this was the first structured program. I had tried another highly recommended program with my older child, and it was extremely difficult, boring, and he just gave up. I researched so many options and changed my mind again and again this time around. When I opened the package at home, I thought to myself...that's it? That's all I get? If you have any hesitations about buying this program, you can let them go. It's worth the money, it's so easy and frustration free for both parents and children, what you get is all you need, and even though the songs sound outdated to me, my children love them. I've heard a thousand times to let your child set the pace, but I was never confident in what that meant. This program comes with suggested pacing for the course, but it's so easy to tell when your child is ready for the next step that we didn't need their pacing. My only minor complaint about this product was the glossy paper of the workbook pages. There might be some reason for it that I'm not aware of, but it was just annoying to work with. There is only so much you can say in a product review. I would love to tell you about every detail of this product. But in the end I'll leave you with the note that this program is completely worth the investment that your child will benefit from for the rest of their life.