Hideout: Flying Kitchen is the continuation of the critically-acclaimed Hideout: Early Reading. It teaches early reading skills using research-based principles and applications, presenting phonic patterns used in context within a set of four captivating (and a little silly) mini-games:
-ID (Someone got rid of all the lids. Put all the lids back on!)
-OT (Make the pots hot so the dots in the pots get hot!)
-ASH (Stash all the trash in the trash can and then smash it down!)
-UM (Make lots of sounds by humming, squishing a plum, stretching gum, and beating a drum!)
Letters, sounds, and phonic patterns are introduced and practiced in contexts that are playful and appealing to children, yet give meaning and purpose to the skills they learn. Children practice purposefully sequenced skills and identify word patterns, learning to recognize the words so they can read about what they do and observe. The contexts and activities keep children engaged with constant variety in the way they present and illustrate word meanings. Each captures childrens interest and invites them to read and create words that describe or explain it. Developed at Brigham Young University by those who created and administer the Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL) classroom program, Hideout replicates the kind of interactive face-to-face lessons that are taught by SEEL teachers and available on the SEEL website (education.byu.edu/seel).