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Award winning educational software company, Super Star Online, offering $100,000 worth of math and reading software for parents and teachers

Contact: Dan Sheffield
Help Me 2 Learn Company
800-460-7001
dan@helpme2learn.com

A Team Building Approach To Learning

Many parents struggle to be actively involved in helping their child with their homework and with working with their child’s school and teacher. Super Star Online helps bridge the gap between classroom activities and home with easy-to-use software features that enable parents to work at home and in tandem with their child’s classroom activities. The result is a team approach to learning, with students, teachers, parents and schools working actively together to help students learn crucial language arts and math skills. And for a limited time, this software can be yours, free if you qualify.

Funding at Your Fingertips

500 easy-to-apply-for online software grants are being offered for use with Super Star Online, an award winning educational software line that builds math and language arts skills, through the Help 2 Learn Company, the makers of Super Star Online. The grants, valued between $200 and $300 each, are offered to all teachers in public, charter and private schools, Kindergarten through 5th grade. Each teacher will be granted full access to a Super Star Online title with full access for up to 40 students for the school year, ending June 30, 2010.

An Industry Leader

Help Me 2 Learn Company is a leading publisher of educational software for grades K-5. Its award winning Super Star titles are research based and proven to improve reading, language arts and math skills. The research report and effectiveness studies can be found at www.helpme2learn.com/school/research . The titles are also correlated to the state standards of all 50 states and those correlations can be found at www.helpme2learn.com/school/standards

School administrators and teacher who are not already familiar with the Super Star by Help Me 2 Learn titles find free trials of all the titles at www.helpme2learn.com/trial or they can request a free 30 day trial of Super Star Online by call 800-460-7001.

 

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National Educational Nonprofit "Computers for Youth" Names Help Me 2 Learn: Language Arts Review 3a with Sports Winner of "2008 Family Learning Software Award"

Contact: Janice Goldfarb
Computers for Youth
212-563-7300 x124
jgoldfarb@cfy.org

- Computers for Youth (CFY, www.cfy.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the home learning environment of low-income school children, today named Language Arts Review 3a With Sports the winner of its 2008 Family Learning Software Award. The title was selected by a panel of software experts, New York City middle-school students and education executives from some of the most prominent school districts across the nation. Dan Sheffield, the president of the company that developed the software, Help Me 2 Learn, will accept the award at CFY’s Tech Leadership Awards event in New York City on June 17, 2008 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.

"The home learning environment holds the greatest untapped potential for improving children’s academic and life-long success," said Elisabeth Stock, CEO and co-founder of CFY. "Help Me 2 Learn’s software is a terrific example of an educational resource that motivates children to master learning skills at home while having fun with their family. With 60 votes counted (43 from children and 17 from adults) and 165 hours of logged play, our judges -- children and adults alike -- declared that the Language Arts Review 3a With Sports was the most engaging and educational software of the year.

Language Arts Review 3a uses young adult characters and sports games to engage students in fundamental language arts skills. This program is especially appealing to students who desire lots of action and activity to keep their attention. Language Arts Review 3a combines the Help Me 2 Learn Company's proven teaching techniques with a wide variety of interactive lessons which present each topic with easy-to-understand instruction, supported by lively animated graphics and sound effects to ensure users have fun while learning.

"We are proud to accept the Family Learning Software of the Year Award from Computers for Youth," said Dan Sheffield, president of Help Me 2 Learn, "It's particularly gratifying to hear that our title was selected by not only by the top "ed tech" executives from school districts around the country but also by the parents and children who are using our engaging software to learn together and to have fun together!"

As part of its call for submissions last fall, CFY received fifteen software titles that were featured at CFY's Education Executives Day. At this event, CFY's Student Software Team presented these titles to education technology executives from some of the most prominent school districts across the United States. The education technology executives then narrowed the titles to five finalists (see below) based on the software’s ability to improve students' academic competencies and promote family involvement. The winner was then selected by CFY students and their parents/guardians from across NYC.

The Five Finalists Emerging From CFY's Education Executives Day

Said Los Angeles-based Themy Sparangis, a three-year veteran of the Ed Exec program, "I am thrilled that CFY is giving this award to the deserving, California-based Help Me 2 Learn. CFY is improving the home learning environment of low-income children -- something incredibly important if we are to eliminate the achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers."

CFY Education Technology panelists and other participating VIPs
ABOUT COMPUTERS FOR YOUTH

Computers for Youth (CFY) is tackling an important national problem—across our country, we are failing to provide low-income children the support they need during the critical middle school years. As a result, test scores (particularly in math) are falling between the fifth and sixth grades. CFY's approach is innovative and effective. Unlike efforts that focus solely on the classroom, CFY helps low-income students do better academically by improving their learning environment at home. Specifically, CFY partners with high-poverty middle schools to improve the educational resources in students' home, enhance parent-child interaction around learning, and help teachers connect classroom learning with the home. Their innovative technology (top-notch educational software loaded onto refurbished computers) in conjunction with family training both enriches students' home learning environment and increases the confidence of their parents as learning partners. CFY has shown significant results on student test scores, class effort and parental confidence in helping their children learn. Since beginning operations in 1999, they have reached more than 25,000 students and parents from 40 schools in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta. By 2010, CFY will expand operations to the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles and will begin to grow its affiliate network to reach all 50 U.S. states. CFY also works on a broader scale to influence education policy. For more information please visit www.cfy.org.

ABOUT HELP ME 2 LEARN

Located in Bakersfield, California, the Help Me 2 Learn Company (www.helpme2learn.com) was formed in 2000. Its mission statement is to provide students with outstanding educational software to help them excel in both their schools and in their personal lives. Help Me 2 Learn Company educational software is marketed to K-8 schools, libraries, Children’s Learning Centers and families. Help Me 2 Learn has developed 11 award-winning educational software titles for Language Arts (and Reading), Phonics, Math, Early Learning and Spanish. Free trials of Help Me 2 Learn software can be downloaded at http://helpme2learn.com/school/trial.

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Games of Math 3 - Multiplication

- We are announcing the release of our newest program, "Games of Math 3 – Multiplication". We are very extremely excited about this new program, designed for students in Grade 3 or higher.

Games of Math 3 - Multiplication is the first in our math series, and contains many of the familiar features found in our other programs. However, we have added some new features and controls in the Teachers and Parents section.

Games of Math 3 - Multiplication includes six great games. Each game has a different purpose and a different challenge. Home Run Derby, one of the most popular games in the program, puts fun into solving basic multiplication problems. At different points in the game, the number of questions and the form of the questions change until at the higher levels, the students will have to enter the answers. With the Long Jump Game, the student must answer basic multiplication problems as fast as possible so the runner can build up enough speed to make a good jump. The Blowing Balloons Game combines reading skills with multiplication word problems. This game uses wind speed and drop accuracy along with a time limit to add interest to the game. Slam Dunk is a timed game with a short tutorial that uses basketball to present negative numbers and decimals. Downhill Ski requires concentration and gaming skills while it presents multiplication patterns in a timed ski game. In one of the more challenging games, Bowling for Bugs, the student solves basic multiplication algebra problems and then bowls for accuracy. In the practice area, the student has a choice between a timed test and a 30-question test that is not timed. Both are multiple choice, and the student can review the questions they missed and retake the test.

The objective of the program is to improve math skills by playing the games, beating the level goal for each game, moving through the levels, and earning a gold star for each game. Games of Math 3 - Multiplication keeps the student engaged and motivated to practice and get better. A student who earns a gold star can print a certificate of achievement for that game. Earn all six gold stars and the student can print a certificate of achievement for the program. Believe me, that is quite an achievement! Our Super Star Tracking System is simple enough for the student to understand, yet powerful enough that a parent or teacher will be able to easily judge the child's progress.

The Teachers' and Parents' Section puts vital information about a student or class at your fingertips, including pre and post-test assessment programs, teacher/lab program controls, a user guide, and lesson plans. In addition, students taking the course with the School, Lab, and Network versions can take a pre-test and a post-test to pinpoint their level when they start, and determine their progress after using the program.

Our goal at Help Me 2 Learn Company is to produce educational material of the highest quality. The educational content and activities of Games of Math 3 - Multiplication, along with our Super Star System, combine to create an effective and fun learning experience.

Games of Math 3 – Multiplication is compatible with PC and Mac computers. This product and the entire catalogue is available for purchase via Help Me 2 Learn Company's web site, resellers or by directly calling the company at 1-800-460-7001. A free 7-day trial of Games of Math 3 - Multiplication, along with the other Help Me 2 Learn Products, can be found on the home page of their web site at www.HelpMe2Learn.com.

Cost of the product starts at $14.95, and depending on the configuration ranges up to $699.95 for the Unlimited Site/Network license. All products have a 90 day - 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Help Me 2 Learn Company is headquartered at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 101-C, Oceanside, California 92054, (909) 206-2203 or (800) 460-7001. The Company's web address is http://www.helpme2learn.com.

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Language Arts Review 3a and Language Arts Review 3b

- Help Me 2 Learn Company is pleased to announce the release of "Language Arts Review 3a -- Advanced Level with Sports" and "Language Arts Review 3b -- Advanced Level II with Sports", the latest addition to its award-winning educational software line. Designed as a review for remedial and at-risk students, Language Arts Review features young adult characters and sports games to engage students in fundamental language arts skills. They are especially appealing to students who require lots of action and activity to keep their attention. Language Arts Review techniques will also help the older students and adults improve their reading and comprehension while having a great time doing it.

Dan Sheffield, President of Help Me 2 Learn Company, says, "We've had a number of customers looking for lower level language arts and reading software with graphics appropriate for middle school, high school, prison and adult students, so we decided to upgrade the graphics from our Phonics 3a and 3b to provide such a product. Our research shows that younger students do not mind if the graphics and characters are older, however older students tend to be offended by anything that looks like it is for younger kids. These products are so engaging, they will challenge and entertain students of any age."

Both Language Arts Review 3a and 3b feature the "Gold Medal Motivational and Tracking System", whereby students receive a "Certificate of Completion" for each "Coach Time" activity they complete. They earn points in each "Learn the Words Speed Round" and can earn a bronze, silver or gold medal in each sports game. The scores are displayed on the Gold Medal Progress Report and a report for an individual student or the entire class can be printed from the Teachers and Parents section.

Combining Help Me 2 Learn Company's proven phonics teaching techniques with a wide variety of interactive lessons, Language Arts Review presents each topic with easy-to-understand instruction supported by lively animated graphics and sound effects to ensure users have fun while learning. In the Coach Time section, expert "coaches" introduce each topic and teach the vital points of phonics while instructing how to play a sport. The action-packed games keep the user fully engaged while exploring the diverse educational content including: grammar 1 (nouns, pronouns, verbs and adjectives), grammar 2 (subject-verb agreement and verb tense), literature, writing, punctuation, capitalization, spelling strategies, reading comprehension strategies and much more. In Learn the Words Speed Rounds, students can study over 400 words presented in syllables and over 2,500 spoken words in sentences. Sports Games and Review presents challenging activities from basketball to karate, tennis to cross country running, even downhill skiing and kayaking. Our games give students immediate feedback on their progress in mastering the material, driving the student to do better and go on to win the Gold Medal.

Also included are pre and post-test assessment programs, teacher/lab program controls, a user guide, and lesson plans. The Teachers and Parents section puts vital information about a student or class at your fingertips. A teacher can track each class member’s progress, print individual or group data viewed on the progress report, and set control features for each class. In addition, students taking the course in the school, lab, and network versions can take a pre-test and post-test to pinpoint their level when they started, and how much they have learned after using the program.

This product and the entire catalogue are immediately available for demonstration and purchase via the Help Me 2 Learn Company's web site (www.helpme2learn.com) or by calling 1-800-460-7001. Help Me 2 Learn Company's Super Star Phonics is also available through Amazon and other resellers.

Cost of the product varies based on configuration: Single, School Single, Lab Pack, Site or Network and all have a 90 day - 100% satisfaction guarantee.

"Language Arts Review" is compatible with PC and Mac computers.

Help Me 2 Learn Company is headquartered at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 101-C, Oceanside, California 92054, (909) 206-2203 or (800) 460-7001. The Company’s web address is http://www.helpme2learn.com.

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Phonics 3b -- Advanced Level II: Sports Edition

The Latest Educational Software Program from Award-Winning "Help Me 2 Learn Company" is Now Available. Scientifically researched and proven to increase phonics test scores, Help Me 2 Learn software teaches essential language skills in a creative interactive environment.

- Help Me 2 Learn Company is pleased to announce the release of "Phonics 3b -- Advanced Level II: Sports Edition", (www.helpme2learn.com) the latest addition to its award-winning children's educational software line. Based on the standards for third grade language arts, "Phonics 3b" is specifically designed to reach struggling students who have a hard time learning through traditional methods and need help developing their reading and comprehension skills.

The educational content of Help Me 2 Learn software is based on over 30 years of scientific reading research from organizations such as the National Reading Panel and the National Research Council. According a 2004 masters study presented to the graduate faculty of Union University, Help Me 2 Learn software significantly increased the post phonics test scores of participating students. Average scores for kindergarten, first and second grade students increased from a pre-test mean score of 62.21 to a post-test mean score of 81.07. Third graders tracked similar results. The study found students also benefited by independently monitoring their own progress and working at their own pace.

Designed for grades 3-8 and higher, "Phonics 3b" appeals to both boys and girls. The action-packed sports theme keeps the user fully engaged while exploring its diverse educational content including: grammar 1 (nouns, pronouns, verbs and adjectives), grammar 2 (subject-verb agreement and verb tense), literature, writing, punctuation, capitalization, spelling strategies, reading comprehension strategies and much more.

Dan Sheffield, President of "Help Me 2 Learn Company", says, "Language, reading and reading comprehension skills are key building blocks of early learning. The release of Phonics 3b -- Advanced Level II: Sports Edition gives students the opportunity to learn these essential skills in an engaging interactive format. With Phonics 3b, we are continuing our efforts to bring the highest standards to interactive learning."

"Phonics 3b" features a wide variety of interactive lessons which present each topic with easy-to-understand instruction, supported by lively animated graphics and sound effects to ensure users have fun while learning. In the Coach Time section, expert coaches introduce each topic and teach the vital points of phonics while instructing how to play a sport. In Learn the Words, students can study over 400 words presented in syllables and over 2,500 spoken words in sentences. Also included are pre and post-test assessment programs, teacher/lab program controls, a user guide, and lesson plans.

Phonics 3b is PC and Mac compatible and is also available in a home version. For pricing and all other information, visit www.helpme2learn.com.

PHONICS 3B FACTS AT A GLANCE
ABOUT HELP ME 2 LEARN

Located in Bakersfield, California, the Help Me 2 Learn Company (www.helpme2learn.com) was formed in 2000. Its mission statement is to provide students with outstanding educational software to help them excel in both their schools and in their personal lives.

Help Me 2 Learn Company educational software is marketed to K-12 schools, colleges, military education programs, public and private libraries, Children's Learning Centers and individuals.

The company sells via resellers, sales agents and national distribution.

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Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level -- Educational Software Program

- Help Me 2 Learn Company today announced its most recent educational software program, "Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level". Designed for students grades 3 to 8 or ages 7-12 (appropriate for all ages 7 and above), "Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" delivers an extraordinary environment for the development of language and reading skills that challenges, engages, and entertains students, weaving instruction, tests, exercises and games in an educational medley masquerading as pure enjoyment. Learning simply isn't supposed to be this invigorating and exciting! Students will be so enthralled by the program that they may not even realize how much they're learning until it's too late and they have mastered the material.

"Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" is based on the standards for 3rd grade language arts, and can immensely benefit not only students of that age, but older students struggling to read as well. The course teaches word families and patterns; syllables; antonyms and synonyms; homophones and homographs; classifying and sorting; prefixes, root words and suffixes; reading comprehension strategies; and spelling.

The program uses four distinct methods within each of these topics: a Coach Time, which is an instructor led interactive tutorial, a Learn the Words section, a Speed Round, and a Sports Game where students vie for gold medals. In Coach Time, expert animated coaches introduce each topic, teaching the vital points of phonics while also instructing how to play a sport such as basketball or kayaking, making "Phonics 3a - Advanced Level" a magnetic learning method. These captivating and interactive tutorials make learning easy and entertaining for students.

For Learn the Words, students can study over 500 words presented in syllables and over 3,000 spoken words in sentences. Students can see and hear each word and its syllables, and see and hear the word used in a sentence. In addition, they can read a word definition, and read the topic rules. Next is a "Speed Round", a 1-minute flash card style drill that helps students test their understanding of the words. All scores are saved and displayed on the student Progress Report, so students can easily track how they're doing and always strive to do better.

Finally, students can immerse themselves in a palette of interactive sports oriented games. "Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" combines proven research-based phonics teaching techniques with mesmerizing sports games that reinforce, test, and reward students for both making their best effort and mastering the material. From basketball to karate, tennis to cross country running, even downhill skiing to kayaking, the games give immediate feedback to students on their progress -- and provide compelling challenges for them to do even better and win gold medals!

"Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" is the first of Help Me 2 Learn Company’s new "Gold Medal" series, featuring their advanced Gold Medal Motivation and Tracking System. All scores for the speed rounds and games are displayed on the Gold Medal Progress Report. The Teachers’ and Parents’ section puts vital information about a student or class at your fingertips. A teacher can track each class member’s progress, print individual or group data viewed on the progress report, and set control features for each class. In addition, students taking the course in the school, lab, and network versions can take a pre-test and post-test to pinpoint their level when they started, and how much they have learned after using the program.

"Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" is compatible with PC and Mac computers. The product is immediately available for purchase via resellers, Help Me 2 Learn Company's web site or by calling 1-800-460-7001. Demonstrations of "Phonics 3a -- Advanced Level" and other Help Me 2 Learn Products can be found on their web site at www.HelpMe2Learn.com.

Cost of the product varies based on configuration: Single, School Single, Lab Pack, Site or Network and comes with a 90 day - 100% satisfaction guarantee.

About Help Me 2 Learn Company

Help Me 2 Learn Company is an established publisher of quality research-based educational software, covering all the bases of learning and practicing phonics so startup readers can learn how to phonetically sound-out, spell and sight-read words. For students Grades PreK to Adult, their award-winning, teacher-tested products give students a unique opportunity to interact with learning experience at his or her own pace.

Help Me 2 Learn Company educational software is marketed to K-12 schools, colleges, military education programs, public and private libraries, Children's Learning Centers, and individuals. The company sells via resellers, sales agents, and distribution nationally.

Help Me 2 Learn Company is headquartered at 2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 101-C, Oceanside, California 92054, (909) 206-2203 or (800) 460-7001. The Company’s Web address is http://www.helpme2learn.com.

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Help Me 2 Learn Company Releases New "Spanish 1a with Phonics" Computer Program

Introducing "Spanish 1a with Phonics/Ingles con Fonetica", the newest product from the Help Me 2 Learn Company's line of educational CD-ROM programs. "Spanish 1a with Phonics" is a unique research based educational program disguised as a thoroughly enjoyable set of games, activities and songs, using a bilingual phonics approach that will teach over 100 basic words and phrases in Spanish and English such as: The Alphabet, Numbers, Colors, Days of the Week, Common Greetings, Animal Names, Foods, Connector Words, Accents, Spelling and Conversation. This product uses the best advantages of technology, to allow the student to interact with instruction, to drill, test and allow the student to explore the sounds and words of the Spanish language.

There are several features integrated into the Help Me 2 Learn Company's "Spanish 1a with Phonics" that makes learning Spanish easy and fun, such as the nine sing-a-long songs designed to teach the Spanish concepts with a fun and lively beat. The Learn the Words section allows the student to see and hear how the words that were introduced in the songs are formed in Spanish and English, using pictures, word sounds and phonemic sounds. The Activities and games section challenges the student using exciting interactive games, where the student will identify Spanish/Ingles words and sounds to earn a silver or gold star on each activity or game. Then comes the Final Review section where the student will use all of their knowledge of Spanish words to win the final game and become a Super Star!

"Spanish 1a with Phonics" is compatible with PC computers that have a Pentium 166 MHz with Windows 95 or higher, including Windows XP, or with Mac computers that have a Power PC 120 MHz with System 8.1 or higher. Demos of "Spanish 1a with Phonics" and other Help Me 2 Learn Products can be found on their web site at www.HelpMe2Learn.com. You may purchase "Spanish 1a with Phonics" for $24.95 on the Help Me 2 Learn Company's web site or by calling 1-800-460-7001. "Spanish 1a with Phonics" comes with a 90 day - 100% satisfaction guarantee. Lab Packs and Site Licenses are also available for schools.

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Phonics 2 Earns Prestigious Parents' Choice Award

Parents' Choice Foundation Presents the GOLD Award for Phonics 2

The Help Me 2 Learn Company (www.helpme2learn.com) announced today that it has earned a prestigious Parents' Choice Award for Phonics 2.

Phonics 2 is an intermediate level Phonics program designed to help children advance their reading skills, or it may be used by kids who may have trouble reading or by foreign students of all ages who are trying to learn or improve their English. It covers a review of the basic phonics concepts such as the short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds and consonant sounds. The Songs and Games section of the program teaches consonant blends, digraphs, rhyming words, compound words, recognizing sounds in words, reading, spelling and much more. This program is unique in that it uses music as the primary teaching tool with activities designed from what was taught in the songs.

The Parents' Choice Awards seal of approval is awarded to products that meet and exceed standards set by educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents, and yes, kids themselves. The Foundation's purpose is to search out and recommend fairly priced products that help kids grow -- imaginatively, physically, morally and mentally -- and that are fun, safe, and socially sound.

For additional information about the awards and a description of the significance of each awards category, consult the Parents' Choice Foundation's Web site (www.parents-choice.org).

About Help Me 2 Learn

The Help Me 2 Learn Company specializes in producing outstanding educational software programs. Right now, those programs focus on early language arts and literacy development. The Help Me 2 Learn Company titles use a unique combination of instruction, instructional songs, practice, activities and games all wrapped in an exceptionally easy-to-use interface and a motivational tracking system. The Help Me 2 Learn company is dedicated to building programs that package good solid and effective education in an enjoyable and fun experience. We want parents to have the tell their children, "Quit learning and come to dinner!"

About Parents' Choice

Founded in 1978, Parents' Choice is the nation's oldest not-for-profit consumer guide to quality children's media: books, toys, audios, software, television, videos, and magazines. The Foundation's mission is to impart solid information about the vast array of children's media products and toys that are on the market; helping parents and caregivers of all achievements and backgrounds make informed decisions about which new products are right for their children.

In addition to administering the prestigious Parents' Choice Awards, the foundation has initiated a number of literacy programs, including "Reading is Power" and "What-Kids-Who-Don't-Like-To-Read, Like-To-Read." Since its inception, Parents' Choice Foundation has donated more than 425,000 books, toys, computer software, and videos to schools, libraries, and pediatric hospitals via corporate grants and the generosity of public-spirited volunteers.

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Help Me 2 Learn Company helps kids learn to read with new Phonics CD-ROM

The Help Me 2 Learn Company announces the release of their new "Phonics 2" CD interactive CD-ROM. This is an intermediate level Phonics program designed to help children advance their reading skills or it may be used by kids who may have trouble reading.

"Phonics 2" covers a review of the basic phonics concepts such as the short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds and consonant sounds. The Songs and Games section of the program teaches consonant blends, digraphs, rhyming words, compound words, recognizing sounds in words, reading, spelling and much more.

The Help Me 2 Learn Company's "Phonics 2" CD-ROM is unique in that it uses music as the primary teaching tool with activities designed from what was taught in the songs. The words to all the songs are highlighted as the song is played to reinforce word familiarity and to help build reading skills.

Another great feature in "Phonics 2" is the "Super Star" motivational tracking system. As the student completes a game or song, they are rewarded with either a gold or silver star. They earn stars for each activity they complete, or song that they listen to. Students are encouraged to repeat activities until a gold star is awarded.

On July 5th the Film Advisory Board awarded "Phonics 2" the prestigious "Award of Excellence". The award included the following comments from founder Elayne Blythe:

"This is an excellent product for children! It's colorful and creates a fun learning environment for youngsters."

"Phonics 2" was also awarded The REVIEW ZONE'S Best of 2001 award on July 9th, 2001. The Review Zone (www.thereviewzone.com) editor, Tina Velgos, included the following comments in her review:

"Phonics 2 is one of the best interactive phonics CD-ROMs on the market! This software is an exceptional power tool -- whether you teach home school, you're a primary grade school teacher, or the parent of a child who needs help learning how to phonetically sound-out, spell, and read sight words."

"Phonics 2" is both PC and Mac compatible. It comes with a 90 day, 100% satisfaction money back guarantee. You can purchase "Phonics 2" for $24.95 plus shipping from the Help Me 2 Learn Company's web site at www.helpme2learn.com, or by calling toll free at 1-800-460-7001.

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Letters and Numbers New Release Interactive CD-ROM Is Different From the Rest

- The Help Me 2 Learn Company announced the January release of "Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers" in the "Super Star Series" line of educational CD-ROM products. "Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers" is the first update of the current product line, which is currently sold under the name of Twin Sisters Productions. "Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers" offers more than 8 hours of educational instruction, activity and music. It is designed to compete with any Letters and Numbers type of educational CD-ROM program available in the market today. This highly interactive learning program now features cute, animated characters, which rivet a child's interest and attention.

Dan Sheffield, owner of the Help Me 2 Learn Company, said, "We went all out on Letters and Numbers." He further explained that, "We started with our basic concept that children will learn at a faster pace when the teaching is presented with music. Then we added games that are based on the material covered in the songs that help children visualize the learning. Sure, we made the learning a lot of fun, but we really focused on making a product that will help give the child the basic skills needed to succeed in school and in life. Then we made sure that the child would remain motivated to complete the program by rewarding the child with stars. Most children are going to want to keep going until they have earned a gold star on every activity."

What makes this product different from the others? Letters and Numbers incorporates a unique "Super Star System" throughout the program to keep track of the child's progress. Children are encouraged to go for the gold star. To receive a gold star, they must correctly answer every question in an activity. If they miss a question, they get a silver star. It is challenging, but not too hard. The child may repeat an activity until they achieve a gold star. The star system gives the child a sense of achievement and it gives a parent or teacher a way of tracking the child's progress.

This new, improved version of Letters and Numbers includes 11 sing-a-long songs in 15 two-level activities, making a total of 46 songs and activities. Plus, there are even more activities in the Parents and Teachers Section. Many new activities have been added to Letters and Numbers, such as Leap Frog Math, Space Spelling and Phonics Word Finder Game.

"Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers" is divided into three sections. In the Letters Section children will learn: the letter names, the alphabet order from A to Z and from Z to A, recognition of the beginning letter of a word, beginning phonics sounds, ending sounds, beginning spelling and reading. In the Numbers Section children will learn: number recognition to 20, counting to 20, the number order to 20, and beginning addition/subtraction to 10. There is also a Parents and Teachers section with lots of print out pages with the lyrics to the songs, Dot to Dots, and activities from the program.

"Help Me 2 Learn - Letters and Numbers" is appropriate for ages 2 through 7. The program retails for $24.95. You may contact the Help Me 2 Learn Company at (909) 206-2203 for more information. You can visit our web site at www.helpme2learn.com to view samples of the program.

The Help Me 2 Learn Company
Phone: (909) 206-2203
FAX: (toll free) 888-391-8415