Preschool Prep Series Collection 10 DVD combination of Boxed sets includes all of our award winning DVDs. Meet the Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Colors, Sight Words 1,2 & 3 and Meet the Phonics – Letter Sounds, Digraphs and Blends. Preschool Prep Company DVDs have won over 25 national awards and are used in thousands of schools across the country.
Many words don’t follow basic decoding rules and are taught in pre-k and kindergarten classrooms as ‘sight words’, ‘instant words’, ‘high frequency words’ or ‘star words.’ A new reader finds sight words very frustrating until they are memorized. A good reader will be able to instantly recognize sight words without having to ‘figure them out.’
My son has learned from all of Preschool Prep DVD’s. When I purchased Preschool Prep Meet the Phonics I was disappointed because it appeared that my son thought “sk” “sm” or any of the blends were words. He would show an adult “sk” that he typed on the I-Pad and ask them what was s and k as if it was one of the sight words. When the adult did not know, he would say the sound “sk”.
Preschool Prep Company makes learning sight words fun and easy by implementing the technique used in their other award winning Preschool Prep Series Collection DVDs (Meet the Letters, Meet the Numbers, Meet the Shapes and Meet the Colors). Now childreen can master sight words witht the same rapid speed that they learned letters, numbers, shapes and colors!
Learning to add and subtract has never been this easy! Adding and subtracting basic equations by sight is essential to a solid math foundation. Meet the Math Facts 1, 2, and 3 make learning to add and subtract fun and easy! Numbers, shapes, colors and sight words can be learneed in a few viewings. Box set includes Meet the Letters, Meet the Numbers, Meet the Shapes, Meet the Colors, Meet the Sight Words 1, Meet the Sight Words 2, Meet the Sight Words 3.
Preschool Prep Series Collection DVDs are the most BORING DVDs I have purchased for my daughter. I can’t believe so many people like them. As an educator and a parent I am shocked they have received any awards. Buy the Leap Frog DVDs instead especially the Letter Factory and Numberland.
With adorable characters that your child will grow to love, your child will be able to easily recall basic math facts from 0 to 20. You will be amazed at how easily your little one can learn math!
Preschool Prep Series Collection DVD is an animated teaching tool, not a cartoon show. I’ll liken it to freshly squezed juice for a child vs. KoolAid! I am extremely picky about what my children view on any screen and Preschool Prep Meet the Sight Words passed with flying colors. –The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
Let me first start out by saying that I am a teacher – I really value any educational toys or learning activities. I wanted to get a few educational DVD’s for our car for my son to watch on longer trips. I was excited after reading about the awards this series received in a parent magazine.
Hopefully Leapfrog will make a sight word movie soon. They have a couple of other learning to read type of movies but they are a little over her head. Oh well, we will play them anyway! And I love the fact that they are learning to read while watching Preschool Prep Series Collection DVDs, I also love that the DVDs are more about learning to read and less about entertaining the children.
Numbers, shapes, colors, sight words & phonics can be learned in a few viewings. You will be amazed at what your little one can learn! That being said, we understand that mistakes happen and will definitely be reaching out to the company to report this and request replacement DVD. This review will be updated when we hear from the preschool prep company.
This was just weird. We have the Sight Words series and love those. I suspect that we will love the phonics serious just as well. Giving one star for the inconvenience factor and also for the company’s negligence. You will be amazed at how easily your little ones can learn their phonics! TM
Preschool Prep Meet the Letters – Teachers both upper and lowercase letters 40 min. English/Spanish Meet the Numbers – Numbers 0 to 10 English/Spanish 30 min. Meet the Shapes – 8 basic shapes – English/Spanish 30 min. Meet the Colors 8 basic colors – English/Spanish – 40 min. Meet the Sight Words 1 – 16 kindergarten Sight Words 40 min. Meet the Sight Words 2 – 16 kindergarten Sight Words 40 min.
I was shocked at how horrible they are, the graphics are very low budget, the character talks in a very high and hard to understand voice, and ther is no story/plot…the “characters” just move across the screen and repeat their letter over and over. No wonder he did not want to watch it.
I thought maybe the letter one is just too basic, so I popped open the sight words Preschool Prep DVD – same horrible experience, only the character repeats the word over and over. It is not educationally sound AT ALL, I think they must have made up the award they received. 🙂
Preschool Prep Series Collection DVDs flash the word on the screen and read it for the child, then the word “comes to life” in a cartoon character while the narrator reads the word repeatedly for the children. Its brilliant in it’s simplicity and I highly recommend these, in fact we are going to be buying them for our niece in the future.
I had hoped to play these in the car like I do the Leapfrog videos (which she has mastered and learned all of her letters and their sounds from and well as her numbers and how to count) but she will not watch them. BIG MISTAKE. I bought the 4 disk pack and I’m really kicking myself because after popping in the “Meet the Letter’s’ DVD we only made it to the letter D before the kids were over it.
My motto on videos for the car is that the majority of them have to be educational so I had hoped that these would work and give us new videos to watch. Unfortunately I purchased these from Zulily along with a couple of other sets by the same company. If they like it then you will know that these videos are appropriate.
Many people argue that they should not add a vowel sound at the end of the blend. I’ve personally found it helpful with my son (he is 4). He has zero trouble reading blends after watching this video. The only thing I take issue with is that at the end they have the “blend game” and they only introduce the long vowels on the tail end of the blends.
I bought these videos for my daughter who is 2 &1/2. They are to basic and slow for her. She gets very bored with them and wanders away. I found the videos boring, myself. My daughter is used to Sesame Street and Leap Frog videos, both of which have stories to them— and anything on
I thought maybe I was missing something so I took the over to a friend of mine who is also an elementary reading specialist, she agreed that they were horrible and was shocked they cost $50+ dollars for the set. She also said that they do not even follow the protocal of how letters are introduced and the foundations of phonemic awareness to teach phonics or sound.
If your child is younger or hasn’t been exposed to much TV then these might work, but if your child is like mine and prefers videos with action and a story line, then don’t bother wasting your money on this set! To get the full effect you can go to Starfall.com and have your child watch this. You might as well go get yourself a set of flash cards and use those with the kids–its essentially the same as this Preschool Prep Series Collection DVD.
I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing these as other reviews stated the videos were SO boring and therefor failed to keep their little one’s attention. As one reviewer pointed out, what is boring to an adult isn’t always so for a child, so I figured I’d give it a try.
If they lose interest, you’ll know not to bother since it is the same kind of learning strategy except Starfall.com teaches the alphabet. Well in my opinion, this has to be the worst learning DVD set ever. My 4 year old son cries when I sit him down and make him watch them! After a few times of he and I watching the videos I became bored to tears and understands his frustration.
The vidoe doesn’t even spell the words for the children, it just jumps across the screen a few times. It is a total waste of money! I wonder if I can get a refund! Leap frog videos are the better choice. I have not seen a sight word DVD collection from them but my son loves their videos and I can tell what he has learned!
I originally really liked ‘meet the letters’, but then when my son began to watch “meet the sight words’ , he did retain the information….but what he was learning was incorrect. When he saw the word ‘the’ he would say..’mommy that says ant’ (because the words they are presenting, are represented by a visual of something else, as in, the word ‘the’ traipsing around as an ant).
Preschool Prep Series Collection DVDs are the most BORING DVDs I have purchased for my daughter. I can’t believe so many people like them. As an educator and a parent I am shocked they have received any awards. Buy the Leap Frog DVDs instead especially the Letter Factory and Numberland. I wish it introduced the short vowel sounds as well or even INSTEAD of the long vowels.
I found this completely confusing, and it was obviously confusing to my son, who would remember the image of ‘what the word was pretending to be’, instead of the actual word. I got rid of all these Dvd’s. It did not hold her attention at all! I was hoping for a fun way to teach sight words rather that something montonous like flashcards but this is not much better.
Meet the Phonics DVDs make learning to identify digraphs, blends and letter sounds fun and easy!
Preschool Prep Series DVDs teach over 30 basic digraphs and blends along with multiple sounds that each letter makes. Digraphs, blends and letter sounds are taught both alone and in the context of words. I got this set for my 10 month old. It is terrible. It repeats the color, shape or number over and over but doesn’t say anything else.
First of all, let me just say that I’m a huge fan of this series and i own them all. ‘meet the letters’ taught my son his ABC’s by 14months. but this particular DVD i find hard to watch and debate whether i will continue to show it to my sons. My 3 yr. old was not impressed and only sat thru maybe 5 words.
Digraphs, blends and letter sounds are taught both alone and in the context of words. Meet the Letter Sounds includes basic phonics rules such as r-controlled vowels, silent e and sounding out words.
I purchased this product thinking it would be like the Leapfrog videos which have a cute little story to go along with whatever the video is teaching. WRONG! They are very boring and just put the word up on the screen, make a little character out of it, repeat it several times, the character sort of does a little something and then it is on to the next word. It is BORING!!!
We LOVE Pre-School Prep products! We first borrowed them from the library, and the kids asked to watch them every day and cried when we had to return them to the library, so we bought them a set for Christmas. My son is 2.5 and my daughter is 4 years old and they both love to watch all the Pre-School Prep DVDs.
My son is 2, a late talker and in the Autism Spectrum. After a few weeks of meet the numbers and meet the letters he can pick out almost all of his alphabet and he can point to all his number from 1 to 10. A great learning tool. most of the blends are pronounced with an ‘a’ sound at the end where there is none.
I bought the 4 disk pack and I’m really kicking myself because after popping in the “Meet the Letter’s’ DVD we only made it to the letter D before the kids were over it. Literally, there is nothing more to this DVD then that they flash the letter on the screen–and then say the letter over and over.
Preschool Prep Series Collection – 10 DVD Boxed Set (Meet the Letters, Meet the Numbers, Meet the Shapes, Meet the Colors, Meet the Sight Words 1, 2 & 3, Meet the Phonics – Letter Sounds, Digraphs & Blends. I checked these out at my library before purchasing them on Zulily. I have the three DVDs, a set of flashcards, and three sets of books. A lot of reviews complain about not spelling or using letter sounds in these DVDs; however, that is not the point.
I was very disappointed in this set. It seemed like it got rave reviews…4.5 stars. I thought it would be great for not only my 2 yr old but also my 4.5 yr old, but it did not hold my 2 yr olds interest. I wouldn’t waste your money on this…it will most likely be going back.
I ignored the reviews that stated that the videos in Preschool Prep DVDs are incredibly boring. After all, my kids are interested in a lot of things that can’t hold my attention for more than a few seconds. My two year old daughter was very bored with these DVDs. She is very patient and focused for a two year old so if she can’t make it through I don’t see this benefiting any two year old.
Children will fall in love with these wonderful characters as they Meet the Letter Sounds. Meet the Letters taught children to recognize letter characters. Now, with Meet the Letter Sounds, children will learn the different sounds that each letter makes. Meet the Letter Sounds also introduces children to basic phonics rules, such as r-controlled vowels and silent e.
Preschool Prep DVD set because my seven year old has been having problems with reading and sounding words out. I don’t think they bother teaching kids phonics anymore, just expect them to read words by sight, which is so stupid. How are you supposed to figure out new words if you don’t learn what sounds the letters make?
I watched them with her and have no idea what they were thinking when making these for toddlers. The continuous skipping of the DVDs didn’t help either. Help! Why is my 21 month old NOT interested? Could we be one of the 3 of how many people that the videos DON’T work for?
Meet the Letter Sounds includes basic phonics rules such as r-controlled vowels, silent e and sounding out words. You will be amazed at how easily your little ones can learn their phonics!
The video wouldn’t hold the attention of my daughter for 30 seconds. We ran through numbers and colors because I so want this series to work. Everyone seems to love it! For 75 dollars… now what? From my understanding, “sight words” are words that a child should just see and automatically know. As a math teacher, I think it is similar to expecting students to know multiplication facts off the top of their head without too much thought.
Yes it is a bit annoying but I think most kid shows are. I actually bought this for my Brother in laws kids. Honestly I was embarrassed I should have reviewed it before giving it for a birthday gift. Like I said I find all the kids videos kinda annoying so I will not judge that. But the kids hated it! They said it was boring and they really did not want to watch it! That was enough for me to write this review.
For example the colors start off with blue and for several minutes it just says blue over and over and over. they explain their decision, but i disagree with their choice and it completely ruins the DVD for me. if you don’t care that PL is pronounced ‘PLA’ instead of ‘PUL’ then the rest is fine. but ‘please’ is not pronounced ‘plaease’.
My only criticism is I feel some of the words they use as examples may be too abstract or confusing for young kids. For example, they use “idea” as one of the word examples for the letter i, and “perfect” for the letter p. And for the letter s, they use the word “close”. I think having the letter sound at the end of the word might be confusing to some kids.
Preschool Prep Series Collection Meet the Letter Sounds is one of the three part Meet the Phonics Series that teachers Letter Sounds, Digraphs and Blends. Preschool Prep Series DVDs have won over 25 national awards and are used in thousands of school across the country. You will be amazed at how easily your little one can learn letter sounds!TM
I popped in the first DVD and waited for my son to be “ooh-ed and ahh-ed” – after about 5 minutes, he no longer wanted to watch it. I brought the DVD’s in the house and sat down to see what they were all about.
The basic approach of seeing, hearing and repeating is given a fresh look that makes learning easy for pre-readers and struggling beginning readers. A must-have for every collection for young children. –School Library Journal. I would like to return what I have not opened but Zulily will not accept returns so I am stuck with the crappy product.
My almost 2 year old daughter hates these. HATES them. She yells “no!” If I put any of them on. She is very bright, and I think this is just too repetitive and boring for her. We’ve had them for nearly a year and she has never liked them. I can see how some kids might like it but she is not a fan.
10 Early Learning DVD’s Playable in any DVD PLayer. Available from these sellers. Preschool Prep Series Collection “includes ENGLISH and SPANISH versions” (10 DVD Boxed Set) A study of over 50 babies and toddlers, who watched Meet the Letters, resulted in over 90% of these children having complete upper and lowercase letter recognition. Many learned in less than two weeks!
Meet the Sight Words 3 – 15 kindergarten Sight Words 40 min. Meet the Phonics Letter Sounds – multiple sounds for each letter, r-controlled vowels, silent e, sounding out words 40 min. Meet the Phonics Digraphs – 13 consonant digraphs 60 min. Meet the Phonics Blends – 20 consonant blends 60 min.
Awards Include: Creative Child Magazine s DVD of the Year Award 2011 Dr Toy 100 Best Children s Products Award Dr. Toy 10 Best Audio/Video Award NAPPA National Parenting Publications Award Winner MBA – Mom s Best Award Informal Educational Products Product of the Year Award The Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence 2011 The Dove Foundation Family Approved – 2011 Dr. Toy”s 10 Best Educational Products for Award Creative Child Magazine”s Preferred.
I had previously bought meet the sight words and meet the letters. The products are consistantly boring to adults but seem to hold a child’s interest. Just like any of these products I did not force my child to watch them or have them on some calculated training regimen.
A study of over 50 babies and toddlers, who watched Preschool Prep Series Meet the Letters, resulted in over 90% of these children having complete upper and lowercase letter recognition. Many learned in less than two weeks! My son was introduced to each DVD once and he watched them sometimes start to finish two to three times on his own, and now and again he would ask to watch them again.
I started this set when both of my boys turned 2. They were both reading that same year! My kids are now 5 (4th grade reading level) and 3 and love to read. They still beg to watch these DVDs. If your child is used to action packed videos you might want to only let them watch these in the car or as a privilege instead of “nap time” type of situation.
Preschool Prep dvd ‘s are very boring for my child. She walks out of the room every time I put one of these dvd’s on. It’s just repetitive, there’s nothing fun or interesting in learning with these dvd’s. I wish I wouldn’t have wasted my money on these.
Children will fall in love with these wonderful characters as they Preschool Prep Collection Meet the Phonics. Two letters that come together and keep their own sounds are taught in primary school as letter blends. Two letters that come together and make a single sound are taught as letter digraphs. Meet the Phonics DVDs make learning to identify digraphs, blends and letter sounds fun and easy!
We ordered this three-disc set and was surprised to find that the alphabet disc was actually the R-rated movie, James White. It’s label was the same as the others and also looked just like it was going to be the preschool prep alphabet DVD.