I've got a emerging reader (CVC words) and a 2nd grader I suspect to have phonological awareness issues. Someone on the Hive mentioned Reading Bears and I have used it for my 4 yo and like it very much but he is bumping against what he currently knows. I haven't hit blends yet in OPGTR and don't want to skip to that yet. He needs more practice in CVC words and I am looking for another program like Reading Bears - simple, not video game based (like Teach Your Monster to Read) and able to be used by both the 4 year old and the 2nd grader (who has a hard time "hearing" letter sounds).
Any suggestions from the Hive?