Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome, Design Mom readers!

Thanks for your interest! I am so excited to share Rusty and Rosy Reading with you. I've seen first hand how it can change the life of a child- and get them on the right track to be academically successful...and they love it! Please look around- I've posted testimonials, samples of songs, and other information about this effective and engaging reading program.

Are you looking for a solution to help your child get targeted instruction in reading? Wondering what makes
Rusty and Rosy Reading different from other reading software programs?

  • Rusty and Rosy Readingprovides an individualized learning path for your child. Extra practice is provided where your child needs more practice, and ongoing assessment of skills allows your child to quickly move past concepts already known.
  • Rusty and Rosy Readingis designed for preschool through second grade children and includes over 185 original songs, 240 digital books with beautiful artwork, and hundreds of hours of activities and instruction.
  • Children can use Rusty and Rosy Readingindependently—parents don’t need to know anything about teaching, and they don’t need to monitor their child as they use the software. Parents have access to reports on their child’s progress in Rusty and Rosy Reading and can print worksheets and other materials for their child to use offline.
  • Waterford Institute™, the nonprofit organization that developed Rusty and Rosy Reading, has been developing educational software for 30 years and has invested over $135 million in its software. Waterford Institute software product offerings have been offered in schools, where they have a solid reputation as a high-quality reading program and have been used by over four million young children. Rusty and Rosy Readingmakes this same education available to your child—right in your home!
Call 888-982-9898 for a free DVD sample of activities, lessons and songs from Rusty and Rosy Reading!

Waterford Learning at Home is one of the newest home-based businesses on the block. They just launched in October, and the word is slowly spreading. I'd love to share more information with you about Rusty and Rosy Reading, and about how you can earn free software, books and DVDs, or earn commission when you share the products.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Amazing testimonial

I heard a story tonight from another Waterford Learning at Home consultant. He said his daughter used the Rusty and Rosy software at one of the community centers when she was four years old. He didn't think much of it until one day he was carrying her down the street and she read, "Emergency parking". Then she asked him what food stamps are as they went into the grocery store, and pointed to the notice and read, "Food stamps accepted here."
His daughter was reading so well she skipped kindergarten and first grade, and is now 16 years old and has an interview to get into Yale today.
Quite a story! Sounds like Rusty and Rosy helped get her off to a great start.

Jack is taking off!

My sister told me Jack read two new and challenging words last week--knowledge, and according. Pretty good for a boy who hasn't started kindergarten yet! He's been using the Rusty and Rosy software for about two and a half months. He is dedicated to using it every week day.

Way to go, Jack!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Silent Letters- Yee-haw!

Rusty and Rosy Reading™ teaches the reading basics that will help your child build a strong reading foundation for a lifetime of learning. In the song Silent Letters WH children learn how to pronounce words with the letters wh. See the song Silent Letters WH

Sunday, January 2, 2011

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Rusty and Rosy Reading?
This program is ideal for preschool through second grade children (age 4-8) and is designed for children seeking educational enrichment at home. Children develop solid reading foundation that empowers them to reach their fullest potential. In just 15-30 minutes a day, children will become confident and excited about learning.

What is Rusty and Rosy Reading?

Rusty and Rosy Reading is an award-winning, comprehensive reading program, with over 180 hours of engaging instruction and entertaining activities, with nearly 250 digital books and over 185 animated songs.

What makes Rusty and Rosy Reading different from other software?
Rusty and Rosy Reading is an interactive program built on adaptive technology, which allows it to simultaneously support support struggling learners while providing enrichment for gifted students. Assessment throughout the program give your child an individualized learning path that gives them more practice or moves them ahead to the next lesson or activity as needed. No matter you child's learning level, Rusty and Rosy Reading adjusts to your child's skill level to provide the instruction, practice and review needed to master each skill.

What kinds of activities will my student do in Rusty and Rosy Reading?
There are pre-assessments, instruction, practice activities, and post-assessments for each skill, but they are presented in engaging activities, catchy songs, and beautifully illustrated books. Through thousands of educational activities and stories, your child learns everything needed to become a fluent and confident reader, including:
Why do I have to buy a four month (or twelve month) subscription?
The four month subscription gives your child time to make real progress in their reading. They have to use it to see progress, and starting with a 4 month subscription gives them the time they need.
Remember, there is a 100% money back guarantee for the software within the first 30 days, so if you are not satisfied in the first month of use, you can return it and get your money back (minus shipping and handling costs).
We recommend you purchase the plan with auto-renewal. You can cancel the auto-renewal at any time, but you can't add it to your initial purchase, so it's a better deal to start off with auto-renewal with the option to cancel.

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What other questions do you have about Rusty and Rosy Reading? Let me know in the comments!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Testimonial- Zoe's homework

My niece, Zoe, is in first grade and has daily homework and reading requirements. She has gotten into the habit of doing her homework right after dinner, then using the Rusty and Rosy software just before bed. A few days ago she came home from school and asked her mom, "Can I hurry and do my homework now so I can do Rusty and Rosy?" Her mom was surprised she'd ASK to do her homework and said of course she could!
Sometimes Zoe even stands behind her brother while he's using the software (even though he is younger and at an easier reading level) just to cheer him on and see what he's doing.

Way to go, Zoe!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Testimonial- Jack can't wait!

My 5 year old nephew, Jack, used to have a difficult time having the motivation to get up, get dressed, and get going in the morning. Since he started using Rusty and Rosy Reading, as soon as he wakes up, he gets dressed and asks to get on the computer to do Rusty and Rosy Reading. He loves it, and his reading skills have improved so much in just a few weeks!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Homophone Monkey

A song from Rusty and Rosy Reading teaching homophones.