Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dancin’ & learnin’ with Phonics Fantasy Theater {giveaway}

Most kids love music and dance; and most parents love that for their kids especially if they’re having fun and learning at the same time. That’s exactly what they’ll get with Phonics Fantasy Theater®, a supplemental phonics program that teaches children to read using African-Caribbean dance moves. It’s a multi-sensory approach to learning that focusing specifically on the kinesthetic modality style of learning. For instance, many children learn better when doing something while they learn as opposed to just sitting and watching or listening.

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The Phonic Fantasy Theater has developed an instructional DVD called Phonics Fantasy Dance™, which won The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2010. The DVD was designed to be fun and interactive by guiding children through 19 lessons, which use repetition, delayed responses, graphics and games that they can participate in at their own pace.

Our take on the DVD:

Both us parents (myself and my BFF) and our children (the four of them) found the DVD to be quite entertaining. The children – ages 7, two 5 years old and 3 – laughed and participated the entire time. My BFFs response? “Kudos!… I enjoyed watching her do the sounds and the dances. She even told me she likes it without my asking.”

The facts (taken from their site):

Phonics Fantasy Dance ™ was developed by a speech-language pathologist and theater arts educator in collaboration with dance instructors, teachers and parents. It  was designed as a fun, interactive program where students can independently advance through the 19 lessons. The repetition, delayed responses, graphics and games allow children to view and participate at their own pace while being highly entertained. It’s
primarily designed for children ages 4-7 years old (pre-kindergarten through second grade) and will help improve the child's ability to: Name individual letter sounds, blend letter sounds to form words, take apart words sound by sound and clearly pronounce all letter sounds. The children get an introduction to African dance; consonant sounds including stretch and stop; and short vowel sounds.

How to purchase the Phonics Fantasy Dance™:

The DVD is available on the Phonic Fantasy Theater site along with catalogs to use for educational purposes at home or school for $19.99 or a 10-disk set for $150.

A fabulous deal for you:

Phonic Fantasy Theater has generously offered a discount code when you purchase Phonics Fantasy Dance. The code – holiday11 – will entitle you to a 40 percent discount and is available until December 31, 2010.

The giveaway:

Phonic Fantasy Theater has also generously offered one DVD to giveaway to a lucky reader.

How to enter:

Mandatory: It’s easy! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what is your child’s (or the little person in your life) favorite way of learning. (1 entry)

Earn extra entries for the following to increase your chances of winning:
  1. Mention this giveaway on your blog and leave the link to your post in this post’s comment section. (Counts as 3 entries; leave 3 separate comments)
  2. Mention this giveaway on Facebook (or other social media besides Twitter) and leave a link in the comment section. (1 entry)
  3. Follow me on Twitter and post the following. Don’t forget to leave the direct link to your tweet in the comments section. (1 entry):  Enter to win a Phonics Fantasy Dance DVD from @Petula1968 at It’s a woman’s world! http://tinyurl.com/2am2gwn

This giveaway runs from today, December 12th to  December 20th at 11:59 EST and is open to U.S. residents only.

The winner will be selected using Random.org, will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Please be sure to leave a valid email address.

Disclosure: I  received a Fantasy Phonics Dance for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received. Any opinions expressed here are my own. For more information review my complete policy.