Zoo-phonics® Catalog

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Our Kindergarten Kit and our Preschool Kit are BOTH award winners!

Zoo-phonics® Kindergarten Kit won a Learning Magazine 2013 Teachers’ Choice for the Classroom Award. And in 2011 our Zoo-phonics® Preschool Kit won the same award!

 

Winners were selected by a nationwide panel of teacher-judges who tested 312 products in the classroom, evaluating them on quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation. In 1994, Learning Magazine introduced the first Teachers’ Choice Awards program. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market!

 

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Ever since, I have considered Zoo-phonics to be the greatest tool in my teacher’s tool box!

Our private elementary school located in Silicon Valley was about a 20 minute drive from a large country club community that boasted an excellent, well-funded neighborhood public school. Over a period of a few years, we noticed a trend: many families from the country club area utilized our Pre-school and Kindergarten, and then would transfer to their neighborhood school for 1st grade.  One day I shared our observation with a parent with whom I felt comfortable, gently inquiring why this might be so.  She immediately responded, ‘Oh, we talk about you out there!  You see, our local school runs a developmental Kindergarten program, but when kids arrive in 1st grade they seem to be expected to know how to read.  Parents feel like no one there really teaches them how to do it.  The word spread between parents and we’ve learned that we can come to you, because you know how to teach children how to read!’  I am so thankful to have had a principal who equipped the Pre-school through 1st Grade teachers with the Zoo-phonics program!  Ever since, I have considered Zoo-phonics to be the greatest tool in my teacher’s tool box!

Kelly Witmer, retired elementary school teacher, Achiever Christian School May 31, 2018

Students and parents LOVE Zoo-phonics!

"Students and Parents LOVE Zoo-phonics!  My kindergartners adored their zoo animal friends, and they especially enjoyed singing “Come Meet Us At The Zoo” each morning shortly after arriving at school.  But most rewarding to me as their teacher was meeting around the table with my smaller reading groups and noticing a child using the animal alphabet signals to decode a new word.  How exciting to have equipped my students with such a useful tool!"  

Kelly Witmer, retired elementary school teacher, Achiever Christian School May 31, 2018

Your use of picture mnemonics to teach letter-sound relations is indeed supported by findings of our 1983 study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology

Your use of picture mnemonics to teach letter-sound relations is indeed supported by findings of our 1983 study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. In this study we found in two experiments that beginning readers learned letter-sound relations more effectively when they were taught associations between objects having shapes that resembled the shapes of the letters and having names that began with the sound to be associated with the letters. You have applied this principal to all of your letters. In addition you have included body movements that relate to the objects. The evidence suggests that this should help children learn these associations more effectively. Help in learning letter-sound associations is particularly important for children who come to school without much knowledge about letter shapes, names and sounds and for children who have a difficult time remembering associations by rote. In addition, building letter instruction around animals and body movements make learning more fun.

Professor Linnea C. Ehri Program in Educational Psychology March 10, 2016