Funky Phonics is based on Synthetic Phonics. Blending the best in educational research and practice, Synthetic Phonic series is a structured program providing children with the strategies needed to decode words through rhyming, blending and segmenting. Teachers and parents love the lessons, hands on activities and reproducible worksheets, while children find the catchy, toe-tapping tunes fun. Recommended for Gr. K-2. More about Synthetic Phonics instruction Recommended by the National Reading Panel for its systematic, direct method, Synthetic Phonics has become the foundation of the "Reading First" component of the "No Child Left Behind Act." Young children and struggling students alike benefit from its simple, sound-based approach. Children first learn how to connect letters or letter combinations with sounds, and then how to blend the sounds together to form recognizable words. They are then taught to sound out and blend letters to pronounce unfamiliar words. Synthetic Phonics rapidly teaches children to read within weeks rather than years. Children love learning through music! Designed to help bolster literacy skills, each of these audio kits combines entertaining and instructional songs on CD along with a printed book of sing-along lyrics and activities. Additional resource books are also available for phonics, Spanish, and French. Songs that teach French French comes alive with the "Bilingual Songs" series and "immersion series." These kits are listed in order of difficulty. They are a welcome addition in many libraries and classrooms and are widely used by parents, French teachers, and Francophones. Music accompaniment tracks make class performances a snap! Jump-start learning forpreschoolers as they sing and participate in these bilingual songs and games including "I Spy," "Follow the Leader," "Mind Your Manners," and a rhyming game teaching names of animals, counting, directions, polite expressions, places in the community, and counting (cardinal and ordinal numbers). Sung by native speakers these bilingual songs are a perfect introduction to the new language (English or French). A complement of music accompaniment tracks make karaoke singing and musical performances a breeze! French comes alive with the "Bilingual Songs" series and "immersion series." These kits are listed in order of difficulty. They are a welcome addition in many libraries and classrooms and are widely used by parents, French teachers, and Francophones. Music accompaniment tracks make class performances a snap!