What makes Readeez videos different?
They’re supremely entertaining. Kids love the original songs and characters in Readeez videos. They enjoy watching—and the more the watch, the more they learn.
Words are the stars. Text is the dominant element onscreen. Large, clear text. In fact, Readeez are more like books than they are like other videos.
SyllableSync. With this breakthrough technique, pioneered by Readeez, kids both see and hear every syllable of every word—simultaneously.
Reading: A new, immersive approach. Traditional instruction focuses on the sounds of individual letters (“C” makes the “kuh” sound in “Cat”). The problem: It's not always true (as in the word cent) and, more importantly, it’s not interesting to your child.
The Readeez approach makes phonics instruction continuous and implicit.
In the video below, the word circle occurs fifteen times. Each time, the two syllables are pronounced in the same instant they're seen onscreen. So your child quickly learns that, in the word circle, "c-i-r" is pronounced "sir" and "c-l-e" is prounced "kul."
With Readeez DVDs, and our instant-download digital videos, your child learns facts like these about hundreds of common words—words that make up the bulk of their early English vocabulary.
The unbeatable power of music. Nothing captures and holds your child's attention like songs—and nothing stays in memory longer.
Original songs are Readeez’ “secret sauce”—one reviewer called them “Poptacular…worthy of classic Sesame Street.” Kids love the songs (many are available as MP3s), and as they listen, the vocabulary becomes more and more familiar, reinforcing what they learn onscreen.
Made with love by a real-live dad. Readeez creator Michael Rachap writes and performs the songs, does the animation and voices some of the characters. Many Readeez songs were inspired by his daughter, and some have come about through requests by teachers and fans.
Watch, listen and learn. You can see more than 100 Readeez right here. And you can take them with you wherever you go, in physical or digital form, with purchases in our Store.
"My oldest really struggles with dyslexia, but he is loving the Readeez."
Carrie S., Shelton, WA
"We've been singing along so loud to Songeez that I'm sure you can hear us in the States!"
Paul Q., Ireland
"My daughter and I just sat and watched a bunch of Readeez. We both love them. After "Flip Flops" she started telling me how to spell "flip flops."
Dave S., Richmond VA
"My family adores you and your work! My toddler has all your songs memorized. Readeez is a huge part of our lives."
Chi Chi S., The Phillipines
"Mekai [age 4] and I were talking and he said that the word "the" is spelled "t-h-e." I said "Where did you learn that?" He said, '"Isabel!'"
Samara W., Atlanta GA
"It's a wonderful idea to read in animated syllables and the music is really creative and fun. I like this so much more than what is offered for children now."
A Mother, Singapore
"Excellent, economically priced program."
Booklist (Starred Review)
"Packed with colorful images and interesting concepts."
"Not only do my kids love them, I actually love them too."
The Pioneer Woman blog
"An exceptional, fun learning experience."
School Library Journal
"A new media tool that serves as an interactive aid for young readers and pre-readers alike."
Out With The Kids.com
"Not only has Readeez produced DVDs of Sesame Street-worthy videos, but the resulting CD of witty, catchy and amusing tunes from those DVDs contains some of the best kids' music of the year."
"Teaching kids to read just gets more and more fun."
Cool Mom Picks.com
"Toddlers and preschoolers will love Readeez for its friendly characters, catchy songs and fun format. And parents will love having one more resource for growing eager young readers."
A Family Runs Through It
"Unique, kid-friendly and effective."
"Animated text is front and center in the charming Readeez videos... the songs are terrifically catchy."
"Readeez feels like the perfect logical step from The Electric Company...I can't see any kid not liking this DVD!"
"A breatkthrough edutainment product."
Los Angeles Family Magazine
"Poptacular. Worthy of classic Sesame Street."
Kids Music That Rocks
"A must-have product for any household that is teaching a child to read."
Blue Suit Mom.com