All About Spelling comes with a workbook—of course! But there is more in the package! An Audio CD-ROM with a clear pronunciation of each phonetic sound is included. You press the alphabet letter, consonant team, vowel team, or phonogram and hear the sound! This is fun for those who like to touch and press (every kid under the age of ten!). There are also letter tiles to touch and handle. This is another plus of the program—it is very hands-on! There are also flashcards, letter tile magnets, and a magnetic tile board. You hear the sound, see the sound, and touch! This is truly a multi-sensory way to learn spelling!
My favorite part of the package was the games! Bingo with phonograms and several other games that you make by pasting the game to simple file folders. There were five cheery, colorful games: A Day on the Farm; Bunny Garden; Dog Walk; Horse and Pony Show; and Wild, Wild West. The games will be a hit with children!
I really like the phonetic approach because it helps children with reading, which, in turn, helps with every other subject! All About Spelling, combined with reading aloud, and plenty of on-their-own reading, will produce children who can not only spell well, but read well too!
My children get 95% or 100% on all their spelling tests. Then, they misspell the same words in their writing papers. I see this spelling program as a solution to that problem. For brand new spellers or those who struggle with spelling, I recommend giving All About Spelling a try.