Title: WordWindow Original (DVD)
Jackie D. Igafo-Te'o
Review Date: May 2, 2006
$18.95 for DVD; $16.95 for VHS
The over-arching goal at Wordwindow is to motivate language
development and intellectual growth in babies and small
children. Our programs are designed to create very early
learning, so that when your kids enter pre-school, they will
already know many of the basics! To accomplish our goal, we
reviewed the latest child development research conducted at
leading universities in the United States and around the world.
Next, we constructed an early learning method based on our own
vision of child development. In many ways, the program applies
to children with special needs the same way it applies to any
child. One way is to teach the concept of 'building'. The
program illustrates how letters are made of individual lines,
and how words are made of individual letters and sounds, strung
together in a particular sequence. By learning how to build
letters and words, special needs kids develop a sense of
accomplishment. They learn that they themselves have the ability
to create something that is meaningful and useful to others.
They learn the identity and name of objects and actions such as
'drum', 'hug', 'tickle' or 'kitty'. This helps children develop
a sense of self and a sense of how to interact through
communication with others.
Review: WordWindow is a program designed to encourage
infants and toddlers to discover and take part in early speech.
Through the use of vivid graphics, sounds, human faces, voices
and short video clips, your child will be delighted by this
remarkable combination of sights and sounds. I found this DVD to
be like a cross between the sounds heard in the British
children's show "The Teletubbies" and the whimsical visuals from
"Sesame Street" - minus the puppets and suited characters.
While the creators of this DVD do not claim to teach your child
to speak, this DVD does manage to build a foundation of letters
and sounds through the use of visual and oral stimulation. I
would recommend this DVD to parents who are interested in early
speech development in their children.
information or to order WordWindow: Visit
to learn more or to order. Samples and testimonials are also
available on the website.
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