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What people say about Play Roly's learning tools for early reading

Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, friends, and more love to Play Roly with kids between three and five years old. Hear what they have to say about it.

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My five-year-old daughter read me her first book the other day! Play Roly was a huge help to her. She could remember letter sounds easily, but she struggled to blend them together. Now when she gets stuck on a word, she will sing the word, as if playing with Roly, to figure it out. I also have a three-year-old daughter. I found it's a great game to do with the kids together, as they both enjoy singing the song and playing the game.

We’ve actually all been humming the Play Roly Song throughout the day. It’s too funny. And my younger daughter, who is three and has not started to play yet, often sings the song in her bed before going to sleep, and I hear her say “mmmmm, uuuuuuu, mmmm".

We are all really enjoying it and having lots of fun.

My son really enjoyed the one-on-one time with mom while also learning in a fun way.

My son knew he was learning but he was excited to do it each day and since it was a short exercise, it didn’t overwhelm him. I call that playful learning!”

It didn’t take much time to complete each day’s activity, yet my son has already shown a better understanding of letter sounds in such a short time period.

It was very easy and quick to complete each day.

My son knew the majority of his capital letters but did not know the sounds associated with them. I’ve noticed an improvement already with his sound recognition.

After completing Play Roly 5, my daughter has a better understanding that letters make certain sounds, and he has started to identify some letter sounds now. He also has begun to understand the process of sounding out letters to form a word.
My little ones really enjoyed Roly, and they have been playing with him and doing sounds even without the videos. It definitely made learning more fun. It was an enjoyable experience.
We are having fun with it.
My children are really enjoying it and having lots of fun :).

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Read what teachers say

We implemented Play Roly into our preschool programming last year and have used it across six different cohorts of 3-to-5-year-old children with great success. Play Roly is fun and supports children in developing other social and emotional skills, such as turn-taking, cooperation, and joint attention. —Jennifer Fane, PhD, Director of Education, Learning Disability Society of Greater Vancouver

Read what experts say

Phonological awareness training can really help all children become better readers."  - Dr. Linda Siegel, author of Not Stupid, Not Lazy: Understanding Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities (2016)
When children discover a critical fact, that letters correspond to sounds that make up spoken words, their approach to both reading and spelling shifts.” Dr. Louisa Cook Moats from her book Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers (2020)
Practice with speech sound manipulations at an early age improves both phonemic awareness and reading scores.” —Dr. Stanislas Dehaene from his book Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read (2009)
The alphabet song is important because it teaches the child the names of twenty-six categories of objects. That proves useful as they gather data about their visual properties, sounds, and combinational statistics, solving the letter-recognition problem.” —Dr. Mark Seidenberg from his book Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About it (2017)

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