Your child will learn
to read by reading with Bridge to Reading. From the very first page, your child is reading sentences in a fairy
Use Bridge to Reading online. No downloading, no installation.
PC or Mac. FREE.
Click Here for Bridge to Reading
now have all 7 chapters up.)
Bridge to Reading is:
little as a week, your child can make
the leap from ready-to-read to reading "easy reader" books.
There are many activities—bike
riding, swimming, skiing—where you need to gain a certain proficiency
before the activity becomes rewarding. This can be discouraging to
almost-readers, and make them into reluctant readers. An animated
computer program can start with a story from the very first page, so
reading is fun from the very beginning.
The child is interested in what happens
next in the story and delighted by his increasing skill. Words learned
in a meaningful context are retained in long-term memory, unlike words
learned by rote. At the end of Bridge to Reading, your child will know
105 common words (including 77 Dolch "service" words), so your child will find
many of the words in early reading books familiar.
About Bridge to Reading
Bridge to Reading user
Please be aware: This is a LARGE download. The sounds and animations
require a lot of bandwidth.
Bridge to Reading is not a small program! It has over 50 scenes
(backgrounds) and 12 animated characters in 7 chapters. Children learn
105 words in Bridge to Reading, 77 of which are on the Dolch
"service" word list. Word repetition comes naturally in the context of
the story. There are at least 8 repetitions of most words so that reading
it becomes automatic.
Many Dolch words, such as "one", "of" and
"are" cannot be
"sounded out". The Dolch list consists of pronouns, conjunctions,
prepositions, verbs, etc., which cannot be learned through pictures, but
they can be learned through animations in the story. The 100 most common Dolch words
account for almost 50% of written English. They are more meaningful
when learned, from the first, in the context of an adventure story where
the student identifies with the characters.
Bridge to Reading will take about 5 minutes to download on a DSL
connection. It can take up to 2 � hours to download on a dial up
connection. If you have access to a DSL connection, you are allowed to
make ONE copy of Bridge to Reading for personal use for your family to
take home on a CD.
Educational Software from Owl and Mouse:
Learn to Read with Free Software
from Owl and Mouse
Letter Sounds is a free program that provides young children an
introduction to the idea of letter sounds and phonics.
Children move a picture to the letter that the word that
describes the picture starts with. A sound card and
speakers are needed to hear the voice that makes sure the
child knows exactly what word describes the picture and
to reinforce the relationship between the letter and its
NEW! Play Letter Sounds online! PC or Mac.
Help your child learn the letters of the alphabet with a
full page letter and an animal or object whose name starts with that
letter. An easy, fun introduction to our alphabet.
Educational Software from Owl and Mouse
This page is a list of all
of the educational software (all of it free!) available from Owl and Mouse Educational Software.