August 9, 2010

Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1 DVD Review and Giveaway

What do you get when you combine a rock musician and a school Psychologist? - The Rock 'N Learn Educational DVD Series!

With over 50 titles covering reading, math, science, and everything in between, Rock 'N Learn is a great educational tool for children. As a mother of such a young child, I was really excited when I found out that I had the chance to review their Phonics Volume 1 DVD.

Instead of making my daughter sit down and watch the show, I decided to try and be sneaky and put it in when the whole family was just hanging out in the living room. When the music came on everyone in the room stopped what they were doing and simultaneously turned towards the tv.

The music was catchy and the graphics were loud and caught my attention. Within minutes my daughter was singing the songs and sounding out the letters along with the people on the screen.

The DVD started out teaching short and long vowel sounds and then moved on to other basic phonic skills. It covered rhyming, and silent e, and finally basic sentence practice. The lesson progression was great.

My daughter is smart, but she has a high squeaky voice, and she doesn't enunciate very well. I loved that there was an on screen mouth that sounds out the words, showing kids the correct tongue and lip placement for each sound. She really needs that.

Here is a little more what you can expect from the Phonics Volume 1 DVD

The Rock 'N Learn Phonics Volume 1 DVD really is a great educational tool to help with basic skills!

To Buy It -
Rock ‘N Learn can be found in school supply stores around the country, as well as Barnes & Noble’s education DVD section,and Rock 'N Learn has also teamed up with YouTube. You can now rent videos online a week at a time! Click here for more details.

To Win It -
Rock 'N Learn is giving away a Phonics 1 DVD to one of you!

1st Mandatory Entry -
Go to Rock "N Learn and then come back and tell me what other DVD you would like to try

Optional Entries -
To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
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  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, please use the following

    I just entered to win a Phonics Volume 1 DVD from Rock 'N Learn and @Alena1DyAtATime. Click here to enter
  • 5 Entries - Make a purchase from Rock 'N Learn

    Giveaway ends August 16th 11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The winner will be selected at and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

    Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a promotional DVD for review purposes from Rock "N Learn agent and PRP Place. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.


  1. I like the "Getting ready for Kindergarten" DVD

    Lauren Blaylock

  2. Already a google connect follower

    Lauren blaylock

  3. Have a button on my blog!

    Lauren Blaylock

  4. I would like the Addition and Subtraction Rock or any of the other math DVD's.

  5. I mentioned this giveaway on Facebook.

  6. I would like the Spanish DVD's to help my grandkids learn Spanish while they are young!

  7. we need getting ready for kindergarten !
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