Rock ‘N Learn Read Along Stories DVD Review & Giveaway

The concept of DVD read-along stories was immediately appealing to me for my nearly 5-year-old new reader. Entertainment plus reading practice sounded like a product that would make us both happy.
The DVD case is brightly-colored and well-illustrated, making it attractive for kids and parents alike. The illustrations in the stories are equally charming, though the animation seems rather low-tech and even a bit primitive, with still images that rock back and forth at times. The songs feature animation with more movement. My favorite image in the musical numbers is the shot of the back end of the pigs with their tails wagging in “The Three Little Pigs” song – very cute and humorous.

The DVD includes four classic stories, “The Three Little Pigs,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and The Little Red Hen.” I appreciate the selection of these valuable tales and how the moral lesson in each is actually spelled out by a character at the end of each story. Following each story is a rock song about its plot. The musical quality is high, and the fun beat seems appealing for kids.
As each story is narrated in the video, the words being spoken are displayed along the bottom of the screen, with highlighting following the current word. The songs include a display of the lyrics as well, with a dot indicating the current word being sung. I thought this was a genius idea and a great tool for young readers. At first, the pacing of the words was too fast for my 4-year-old, but he indicated he could follow it better after additional viewings.

Overall,  the price at nearly $20 seemed a bit steep however using coupons code  JQ7711 for 25% off makes the price a bit more reasonable.   I really appreciated this product and would highly recommend it to parents of young readers.

Students enjoy reading along with four classic tales written at a second-grade level. Fun, simple animation provides entertainment, but does not distract young learners from following along with the words on screen. After each story, students are rewarded by reading and singing a cool, rockin’ song that reviews the story and presents more challenging words.

Ages 5 & up.
Total running time: Approx. 35 minutes

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This review was written by Lisa for The Mama Report.

I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. The Three Little Pigs!

  2. Stephanie G says:

    Colors, Shapes, & Counting DVD would be my fave!

  3. renee walters says:

    I would love to win this for my kids! I like the science & social studies DVD! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

  4. Rebecca Graham says:

    II like the Math Word Problems DVD.

  5. Kristi Blackstone says:

    I also like the Alphabet Circus DVD for my 3 year old son!

  6. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I like the telling time dvd
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  7. Alphabet Exercise DVD looks like fun.

  8. I like the sight words the best

  9. Vicki Barnes says:

    this looks great to help cement the vocabulary and word recognition

  10. The telling time dvd looks great.

  11. The Alphabet DVD is my favorite

  12. kindra baron says:

    I would LOVE to have the ‘Getting Ready for Kindergarten’ DVD! My son starts kindergarten next fall & that would be perfect!

    Kindra
    skbaron04@hotmail.com

  13. sarah shult says:

    The Sight Words DVD would be perfect for my kids! sheshult@hotmail.com

  14. Jason Sargent says:

    Getting ready for kindergarten would be the one my son would love!

  15. crystle tellerday says:

    earth science

  16. I will choose the dancing with the animals DVD. We LOVE Rock ‘N Learn! Thank you.

  17. Sight Words

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  18. I would like colors, shapes and counting for my grandson.
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  19. Sights Words looks fun!

  20. the money and making change dvd looks cute! love teaching early about money

  21. I love the look of the Money and Making change DVD, but I also love phonics, so..

  22. My kids like the science & social studies DVDs.

  23. elizabeth says:

    I don’t have any. That’s why I need to win!

  24. Any of the math DVD’s would be great!

  25. Alphabet Circus DVD!!

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  26. Carrie Phelps says:

    My favorite is the Pre K & Kindergarten.
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  27. i like the sight words dvd

  28. My fav is the Alphabet Circus 🙂

  29. ooh Money and Making change would be good!

  30. chantal cooper says:

    alphabet circus

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    chantalgiardina (at)yahoo(dot)com
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  31. The Money and Change DVD is fun

  32. I like the Alphabet Circus DVD

  33. The Three Little Pigs is my favorite!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
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  34. I like the phonics DVDs. Thank you

  35. Christine Bevan says:

    This looks like a great DVD!

  36. I like Alphabet Circus DVD.

  37. Jennifer Rogers says:

    Human Body DVD!

  38. I like Sight Words and Get Ready for Kindergarten!

  39. Sight Words looks good.

  40. Getting Ready for Kindergarten is the one I’d like.

  41. Life Science is my favorite.

  42. The reading comprehension DVD. I took a class in teaching reading in an elementary setting and there was a big focus on this issue. I didn’t understand until then that some children need to be taught comprehension and some come by it naturally.

  43. I love the phonics DVD. I’m a kindergarten teacher and this new dvd would be great!

  44. The Three Little Pigs

  45. Sight Words

  46. read along stories

  47. Rock ‘N Learn States & Capitals Audio CD & Book.

  48. Bonnye Sensenig says:

    I would love to see sight words!

  49. The Multiplication Rap sounds like it would hold your attention.
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  50. Linda Merillat Komondy says:

    I would love the Spanish DVD

  51. Anastaciagrace says:

    My favorite is the Alphabet Circus.
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  52. Human Body DVD

  53. april yedinak says:

    spanish

  54. I would love the Alphabet Circus dvd for my daughter

  55. Counting DVD would be great

  56. The Three Little Pigs

  57. Addition and Subtraction rap!

  58. Patricia Crowley says:

    I like the Sight Words DVD

  59. Jodi Kershuk says:

    Nursery Rhymes is my favorite.

  60. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d like the Colors, Shapes, and Counting DVD for Pre-K.

  61. Getting Ready for Kindergarten!

  62. three little pigs!

  63. The Multiplication Rap DVD is my favorite.

  64. my favorite is the Alphabet dvd

  65. kathy pease says:

    i like the Getting Ready for Kindergarten dvd

  66. Stephanie S says:

    We love Alphabet Circus!

  67. I would like the Colors, Shapes, and Counting DVD

  68. ReggieMann says:

    I like the Sight Words DVD

  69. I like Multiplication Rock.

  70. Dance With the Animals

  71. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would like the Money and Making change DVD

  72. I like the Read Along Stories DVD.

  73. My favorite DVD is the Sight Words DVD.

  74. Penny Kathleen says:

    My favorite DVD is Getting Ready for Kindergarten!

    pkbw28(at)gmail(dot)com

  75. Jennifer R says:

    Rock n Learn Country addition and subtraction reejen at comcast dot net

  76. Jen Shirley says:

    The sight words DVD would be great!
    Thanks….

  77. Natasha Tucker says:

    My favorite is the Nursery Rhymes dvd 🙂

  78. Kelli Spangler says:

    this would be great to help the kiddos learn their abcs!

  79. REBECKA SNYDER says:

    I would love the read along.. my daughter is eight and having trouble with it. Might help

  80. Cute!!

  81. sarah buki says:

    i like the alphabet circus one

  82. I like the Multiplication Rap. Thanks.

  83. I like the Telling Time and the Nursery Rhymes dvd

  84. I like the Nursery Rhymes disc.

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  85. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like the human body one.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  86. Michelle H. says:

    I like the Getting Ready for Kindergarten dvd.

  87. We would love the Sight Words or Human Body for my daughters!
    Thanks for the chance!

  88. Zacherly Sheets says:

    Definitely the alphabet!!

    zacherlyksheets at gmail dot com

  89. I like the Presidents & U.S. Government dvd.

  90. beth suttmoeller says:

    Three Little Pigs

  91. Laurie Brown says:

    Getting ready for Kindergarten

  92. I don’t have a favorite, because I’ve never seen them – would love to win so I can!

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