any preliminary funnix reviews?
Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:00 PM
I've tried it with both DDs with mixed results. DD1 didn't care for it, but that's okay. She's doing it anyway Supergirl can decode quite well (solidly mid 2nd grade), but needs to build up her confidence in actual reading. Reading is boring. blah, blah, blah. So. We will continue through Funnix 2.
DD2 sort of likes it - until she doesn't. We'll continue, and I think as she gets used to how the lessons go she'll like it more.
We'll definitely be continuing on with Happy Phonics as well.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:37 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:09 PM
Overall I think it is a good program, all though quirky that has really outdated animation and graphics. I was a little surprised, especially considering the file size how bad the animation and graphics were. I guess I am used to things like starfall and readingeggs. I would be mad if I paid $250 for it but it is an excellent resource to try/use for free.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 05:49 PM
So far, so good! We'll just keep at it as long as he's willing, and if he becomes resistant, I'll stop- I don't want to put pressure on him, I'd like it to be fun.
Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:00 PM
Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:07 PM
My dd does not like it. She feels it "talks down to her". She says she much prefers my homemade mix of various phonics resources. At least I only downloaded the first 40 lessons! We did try skipping ahead and she still didn't like it.
My son does not like it either. I downloaded Funnix 2, and he felt it went too slow. He does not have the patience for it.