Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crossbow Education~Reading Rulers

Homeschool Crew Members were given the opportunity to review for Crossbow Education.  They offer a wide array of learning tools for multi sensory learning. 
We were sent the Eye level reading rulers to try here.  They came in a package of 10 all different colors.
The colors they come in are:
Each of the reading rulers has 2 windows.  Each of the reading rulers have duo windows.  One of the windows is 1/2 inch wide and the other window is 1 1/4 inch wide.  The smaller window will "highlight" one line of a large print book, or 2 lines of a small print book.  Readers will most often find it easier to focus with these rulers.
These rulers can be purchased at the Crossbow Education Website.  The rulers are available in a pack of 10 (one of each color listed above) for $16.95.  It is a good idea to get the 10 pack.  That way your child can try out each one and see what works best for them.
My husband even used these.  He has cataracts in his eye and finds it hard to see certain things.  These helped out a great deal with this.  He used the "grass" colored one.  Crossbow even has a virtual overlay for the computer I plan on looking into for him.
Our kids found them very helpful when reading books that have pretty small print.  Especially our daughter Hannah, who has trouble focusing on things when the page is very "busy".  She will often complain of a headache after reading for a certain amount of time.  After using the "purple" ruler for a few weeks, she hasn't complained once!! 
Our son Andrew tends to lose his place while reading.  The "sky" ruler was what helped him.  He was able to focus on the words he needed to read.  He didn't loose his place as often as he has in the past. 
Disclaimer~As a member of TOS review crew we were sent this product free in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are mine or my children.

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