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Breaking the Sounds' Barrier, Reading By Ear, Inc. is a small, new publishing company that's making a difference in the classrooms and homes of America! Using the arts to help children learn to read, they've placed MUSIC at the core of their curriculum. The music is recorded on 4 CDs and offers over 40 toe-tapping, fun-filled songs and raps to capture the ears of children -- guaranteed to put a giggle in your gizzard! Each sound of the alphabet, plus ch, sh, th, and ng is enunciated to a swinging sound track and followed by an origianl song, written to feature each targeted sound of the alphabet. The songs are sung by Jim Post, who wrote and sang a number-one hit in the 60s: 'Reach Out of the Darkness,' under the label Friend and Lover. These 4 CDs are part of an entire curriculum that features a teacher's manual, a song book (containing detailed dance movements -- some children learn predominately through movement -- and musical notation and lyrics for every song), and 30 stories -- one for every letter in the alphabet plus ch, sh, th, and ng. Hundreds of schools and parents are using the new multisensory, phonological, phonemic, approach to teaching children to read, and achieving remarkable results. And children love the Songs!