My Virtual Tutor

**Disclosure: I was given a review copy for this review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are of my own and your experience may vary.

Just looking at the cover I was not too sure how this game would hold up with the kids. First impressions mean a lot and the vibe I got from this cover did not want to make me or the kids pick it up and play. But......as soon as we started playing and I actually took the time to watch my daughter play I absolutely loved it!!! My Virtual Tutor is a great way for your kids to keep up with their reading this summer while having fun at the same time. My youngest two children are seven and five - this is perfect for them. My daughter just loves this as she is at that point where she is learning to read and how to sound out each word.

My Virtual Tutor gives kids the opportunity to reinforce what they are learning in school and have fun while they practice. Parents can track their child's activities and the areas in which they are improving, or may need more attention, by accessing the parent mode. My Virtual Tutor: Reading is available in three versions for children in Pre-K through second grade. Each includes eight interactive books with four modes of play:
  • Read to me virtual tutor reads the story with exciting animation
  • I can read - beginning vocabulary word based activities
  • Interactive clickable animations with interactive quizzes to test reading & vocabulary comprehension
  • Paint - unleash creativity and illustrate scenes while listening to a story
As a mother I highly recommend this game!! I always worry about summer time and that the children will "forget" what they learned. Games are a great way to not only reinforce what they have already learned, but also get a head start on the coming school year. Through self-correcting practice, the different modes of interacting with the exercise and stories advance along with the player. My Virtual Tutor: Reading has been honored by the top toy awards in it's category including Dr. Toy's Best Picks, iParenting Media Award, Mom's Choice Award and the Tilywig Toy Awards; proving it to be a great choice for quality "edutainment".

Just in time for summer, you can now save $5.00 when you purchase the My Virtual Tutor: Reading titles on Amazon.com To receive your five dollar off promotional code log onto: Amazon.com and simply enter the claim code MYVTUTOR during check out. This offer expires at 11:59 pm pacific time on May 31, 2010.

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