Between the Lions: "Cliff Hanger, the Mole, and the Rope

"Long o" words offer hope that, at long last, Cliff Hanger will be able to escape his perch hanging from a root on the side of a cliff. Video is in cartoon form and in good quality.  Some words in the video are shown printed out on the screen, this would be good for early readers.  Video also describes words with long “o” sounds.  Video is good for students learning or reviewing the long “o” sound and early readers.<
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Wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is home to a bewildering array of wildlife, including macaws, toucans, tyrant flycatchers, capybaras, tapir, sloths, squirrel monkeys, etc. This short video has several short clips of these animals in their habitat. There is no commentary, just the sounds of nature.
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Learning to Read Phonics
The process of learning to read phonics is learning how to
decode letters into sounds. An English specialist explains how to teach young children to associate sounds with letters and letter groups in this clip.

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Teaching Reading-Phonics Lessons-Sounding Out Words
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows how to put letters together to make words.  Put letters on a board and then make the letter sounds.  After they make the initial sounds, move the letters closer together to make a word out of the sounds.  She shows many examples of this idea.  Idea would be easy for parents and teachers to do, the letters can be made on paper.  Video is of good quality and the idea she uses is good for parents and teachers.
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Reading Problems-Problems Remembering the Words

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question:  “My son sounds out the same word five times during an easy reader and is not able to remember it.  How normal is this?  He is seven and a half.”  This could be due to a visual or an auditory memory.  Some things the parent may want to work on is short term or long term memory, such as Memory Game.  For additional activities check the instructor’s website or the web.  Video is o
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Special Kids: Animals, Birds and Fish
Specially designed for children with autism or other developmental
disabilities, this helpful and informative title from the Special Kids
series teaches children the difference between different animals and
different animal sounds, as well as where various animals live and what makes some animals good pets and others not. Encourages speech and communication skills, as well as labeling, generalization, reading, writing and association to objects.

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sc sk sl st sm sn sp sw - Consonant Blends
Blending two phonemes (sounds) together to make a cluster.  This is a slide show showing words with initial consonant blends sc,sk,sl,st, sm,sn,sp,and sw.  The narrator makes the initial consonant blend sound and then says words with pictures that make the sound blend.

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Alphabet Learning Video (song)
In this fun animation, children will learn the letters of the alphabet, and the sounds they make. First, the letter is presented, named, and the phonetic sound of the letter is given. Then, a graphical image of a word that begins with that letter is shown and named. Narrator adds "uh" sound to consonants. (2:34)
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Pt 1, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Teach kids to read in this video series on home schooling and tutoring young children.  The information and steps are shared by an experienced teacher who walks you through the process.
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Pt 2, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains more great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Use this video to show you how to teach kids to read in a fairly painless way.  The steps and process are explained clearly by an experienced teacher who knows how to get the concepts across to young children.
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Using Alphabet Sound Charts
In this video you will learn how to use alphabet sound charts to teach kids to read through homeschooling or tutoring.  Expert, Matt Nisjak, shows how to use these alphabet sound charts for doing some alphabet chants that kids love to use to learn the sounds.
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Teaching Sounds in Montessori Schools
Help your child articulate with Montessori. Learn how Montessori teaches kids about sounds and sign language in this video clip.


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Montessori Matching Words Activity
This is an activity using words and pictures to help your kid learn sounds and words. Learn how to do a matching word activity in this free educational video about language Montessori methods.

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Baby Chameleons Depend on Instinct
With typical National Geographic close-up photography, we see baby chameleons emerge from their eggs.  Learn why chameleons change skin color.  Watch as a baby finds food. Narration is provided by a pleasant, upbeat female voice.  Additional light music and nature sounds fill in the background of this short video. Run time 01:21.
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Learn to Pronounce American English Vowels
Learn to pronounce English vowels. There are five vowels in English but they can be combined to make 15 different sounds. Live movie of teaching standing.  Close-up of teacher's face is shown as he pronounces the vowels.  Sounds and example words are shown. (3:27)
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Alphabet Clay Animation
A movie that show each letter of the alphabet and discusses uppercase and lowercase as well as their sounds.  Narrator adds "uh" sound to consonants.  May be confusing for some learners. Claymation and photos. (8:07)
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Capital Letters and the Sounds They Make
This is slide show of the capital letters and their sounds.  A slide is shown for each letter as the narrator says the letter and then the sounds they make. The lower case letter is also shown after the capital letter.

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pl bl cl fl gl tw - Phonics - Consonant Blends
Blending two phonemes (sounds) together to make a cluster sound.  This clip shows the consonant blends pl,bl,cl,gl,and tw.  The narrator says the sound for each blend and shows a picture and says a word that makes the sound of the consonant blend.

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Teaching Phonics - 44 Sounds of English (Part 1)
There are 44 sounds in the English language and this video shows
them all with pictures and words on each slide. Use this phonics video for pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and anyone learning English. This phonics movie will teach the 44 different sounds that are found in the English language. This video can be used to learn phonics, reading, spelling, word recognition, and practicing letter sounds. (6:18)

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Teaching Phonice: 44 Sounds of English
This video teaches kids the 44 different sounds of the
English language. Great for a classroom center activity or individual
practice of phonics sounds. The word is pronounced as an arrow points to each letter in the word.  There is an image to go with each word and the word is used in a sentence.

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