A free, fun, fast start to read activity for 3 to 5-year-olds
Help your child develop essential early reading skills
and Play Roly for two-minutes daily, have fun, and boost confidence
Kids love Play Roly, a free, at-home early reading activity recommended by experts and founded on science of reading research. Play Roly’s short parent-friendly videos help your 3 to 5 year-old child learn the essential first steps to read that as many and one in four children cannot grasp in a classroom setting.
Bring Roly to life by drawing a face on any ball, roll Roly back and forth, and sing along to Roly’s musical language of letter sound videos. Play Roly will delight, inspire confidence, and introduce the joy of reading to your young learner.
Play Roly early learning activity
Make Roly and sing-along
Make your own book
Choose Roly’s sounds
Letter Names and Sounds
Sing the alphabet song with Roly
What do the letters say?
Read with Roly’s letter sounds
What every mom needs to know about how kids learn to read
Read what the experts say about how, as a parent, you can help your child learn foundational early reading skills while having fun one-on-one time together. Give your child the confidence and skills critical for reading that, when neglected, can become a learning barrier.
Eliminate common barriers to kids learning to read
Learning to hear individual letter sounds in words, blend them, and associate letters with sounds are developmental milestones essential to kids learning to read. Learning these skills in a classroom setting can be challenging for about 25% of children and delay reading.
What to expect
Founded on the science of reading and supported by learning experts
Dr. Linda Siegel
Dr. Linda Siegel, distinguished scholar, internationally recognized as an authority in the field of reading research and learning disabilities in children, is a strong supporter of Play Roly.
“Because Play Roly teaches children the essential first steps to read at the optimal age of 3 to 5 years, and is founded on the science of reading research, it works. I’ve been privileged to watch children experience the joy of learning to read at their own pace, by playing the Play Roly videos, having fun, and spending quality one-on-one time with a parent,” says Dr. Siegel.
Before we can take the first step to read we must learn the foundations of reading. This includes learning to hear individual letter sounds in words, blend them, and associate letters with sounds. When kids Play Roly, they develop age-appropriate skills critical for reading that, when neglected, become a common learning barrier. In under an hour, at their own pace, kids start to learn to read.
Most kids learn Roly’s language—verbal blending of Roly’s three-letter sounds into a word—anywhere between five and 20 minutes and complete all the videos in an hour; however, this will be spread out over a few weeks. The activity is played daily in short sing-along video sessions of under two-minutes. By signing up for Play Roly’s free app, you’ll be guided through each activity at your child’s own pace—and when you finish, Roly will send your child a personalized certificate of completion!
We recommend engaging your child in playing Roly daily if possible. However, if this is not possible, once or twice a week is enough to see your child start to learn the essential first steps to read. Often children have so much fun with Roly, they’ll remind you it’s time to play.
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