JumpStart Phonics Read & Rhyme
I decided to include this CD-ROM as an interactive form of multimedia. My six-year-old son uses this program as a learning tool for reading. The program is interactive with the use of a microphone to record his responses and is very visual in presenting the tasks. He also uses the karaoke tool to sing songs to earn tokens for progressing throughout the program. Another activity involves dragging pictures representing word sounds into appropriate letter-named trash cans. It is definitely multimodal in its delivery of content. The program appeals well to a variety of multiple intelligences such as musical, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, body-kinesthetic, interpersonal, as well as intrapersonal intelligences. The program is engaging, interactive, and controlled by the user.