Harebrain, Inc., the maker of WhisperPhone, and Weekly Reader Publishing Group have partnered to build reading skills. The Learn to READ: Beginning Reading Program, new from Weekly Reader Publishing Group, and its accompanying reading kits for preschool and primary classrooms will include sets of WhisperPhones for students.
“The Learn to READ program is designed to teach children the sounds of letters and words. There’s no better way for beginning readers to learn new words than to hear themselves clearly speaking those new sounds,” said Keith Garton, senior vice president for development at Weekly Reader Publishing Group. “WhisperPhone is fun for children to use and encourages the sounding-out of new words that is so critical in building early reading skills.”
“By working together, our companies can even more effectively deliver improved reading results. We’re thrilled to be working with such a high-caliber company that positively impacts literacy skills in millions of children,” said Steve Swain, vice president of business development at Harebrain, Inc.
To learn more about Learn to READ: Beginning Reading Program please visit weeklyreader.com/learntoread. To request a catalog, call 1-800-446-3355.
About Weekly Reader Publishing Group
The Weekly Reader Publishing Group (WRPG) creates and distributes innovative educational materials for the school and library markets as well as for corporate customers that are recognized for their engaging content and proven effectiveness in improving student performance. The Group includes Weekly Reader Periodicals, Curriculum Publishing and Custom Publishing; Weekly Reader Research; Gareth Stevens Publishing; World Almanac Education Library Services and Facts for Learning. WRPG is part of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
WhisperPhone (whisperphone.com), an educational tool for children and adults, is available for purchase online and through Weekly Reader Publishing Group. WhisperPhone is an educational tool designed to improve reading scores and meet the standards of No Child Left Behind. This hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset helps learners hear phonemes, the sounds that compose words, more clearly. Phonemic awareness is a key predictor of literacy success, according to the National Reading Panel. It is hands-free, reversible, lightweight and dishwasher safe. No batteries are required. It is made in the United States by Harebrain, Inc.