This set of consists of five CDs with a song for every letter
of the alphabet and an accompanying book that goes with each song.
There are five cases, each of which contains a CD and 5 books (except
for the last one which has 6 books). Each CD and book is in an
individual protective cover within the case. The premise behind
this approach to learning the letters of the alphabet (upper and
lowercase) and their sounds is that children learn better when
material is set to music. As the author puts it, "Rhythm enhances
memory." Also, children retain information longer if they can associate
it with a story or picture. I have found this to be true in my
years of teaching, and I always look for lessons set to music,
especially in the lower grades. An added bonus is that each story
teaches moral values, behavior, and life skills in a fun and inviting
My five-year-old granddaughter loves music, and this is some very
catchy music! I like listening to it just for the beat it has.
My granddaughter is at the stage where all the drill on the letters
and sounds is starting to come together for her. This set has made
the job even easier and more enjoyable. I try to play one of the
letters/stories each day for her and give her practice sheets for
the same letter sound. This really makes it all come together.
I was very excited when this set arrived! It has met and exceeded
my anticipation. When I went to the website to see how much this
set sells for, I was amazed that a wonderful set like this is only
$39! The best part was that the site has even more materials you
can order that go along with this set, such as posters, placemats,
stickers, flash cards, activity sheets, a DVD, and more! Also on
the website is a sample of the book for letter A so that you can
page through and listen to the music just to get an idea of what
these are like. If you are teaching a preschooler or kindergarten
student their alphabet, phonics, or to read, this set would be
a valuable asset to that pursuit.