Give your students a head start in reading with this fun interactive phonics program taught by a friendly Phonics Coach and the recorded 'Alpha Kids.' Workbooks are filled with charming stories and characters that hold interest. Combined with the Ready to Read Cassette or CD sets (EI-6143 or EI-6144, sold separately), uses the 'hear-see-say' method to teach children to sound out letters and groups of letters, then put the sounds together to form words. As the Phonics Coach introduces fundamentals on the tapes or CDs, children follow along in the illustrated workbook, responding to pictures and reading words and sentences along with the Alpha Kids. Guide includes easy-to-follow instructions and suggestions for additional learning activities.