Thursday, October 25, 2012

Speak Up Saturday–TOS Review–Crossbow Reading Rulers

Speak Up Saturday

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If you’re a blogger like me, do you ever have about a dozen posts all written in your head but can’t find a moment to write them down? Or maybe I’m alone in that…

ANYway, that leads me to today’s review, which I wrote out in my head on Saturday while driving to Denver to go to CostCo.

As you’ll know if you’ve read any posts of mine about Kahlen lately, she’s starting to read, which is awesome! One thing I’ve noticed that she struggles with, and I think all emerging readers do, is keeping her place on the page. Enter Crossbow Reading Rulers!

The Eye Level Reading Ruler is a colored overlay text highlighter about the size of a six-inch ruler. Discreet and portable, the reading ruler is made of a combination of opaque and transparent plastic that both underlines the text and highlights it in a colored tint. Simply read the text through either of the tinted plastic strips of your selected color, and track down the page: broad strip for paragraphs; narrow strip for single lines.

2012-10-25 Crossbow(Here she is reading with her ruler)

The set that we received included 10 different colors, so that you can pick the one that works best for you. The main use for these rulers is to assist with visual stress and dyslexia. imageI do not think that Kahlen has either of these problems necessarily, but hubby used a full page overlay during college and it helped a lot.

Kahlen has really enjoyed using these rulers. They have helped her read longer paragraphs and to keep her place while she’s doing copywork. For her level, we’ve used both the big side and the small side, depending on the size of the words in whatever book or paper she was reading at the time. She didn’t tell me if one color worked better than another, so I think we’ll have to keep using them to find the perfect one for her.

I feel like the Reading Rulers have helped her with her reading and her schoolwork, just by helping her keep her place. They are a bit wide for regular reading books, but for all of our school/text books, they are great!

I would recommend these Reading Rulers for anyone who struggles with visual stress, mild or severe dyslexia, or other conditions which makes reading large amounts difficult (like ADHD, like my husband). The 10 pack is only $16.95 plus shipping, while a 5 pack is only $9.45 plus shipping.

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You can find more about the company and the other products they offer here. They have essential oils, makeup, skin care, vitamins, and more.
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~S

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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