Breaking the Sounds' Barrier, Reading By Ear, Inc. is a small, new publishing firm that's making a difference in the classrooms and homes of America! Using the arts to help children learn to read, MUSIC is at the core of their approach. The music is recorded on four CDs, and offers over 42 toe-tapping, fun-filled, songs and raps to capture the ears of children -- guaranteed to put a giggle in your gizzard. Each sound of the alphabet (plus ch, sh, th, and ng) is enunciated to a toe-tapping sound track and followed by an original song, written to feature each targeted letter of the alphabet. The songs feature Jim Post, who wrote and sang a number-one hit in the 60s: 'Reach Out of the Darkness,' under the label, Friend and Lover. These 4 CDs are part of an entire curriculum that features a teacher's manual, a song book (containg detailed dance movements -- some children learn by moving -- and musical notation and lyrics for every song), and 30 stories -- one for every letter of the alphabet, plus ch, sh, th, and ng. Hundreds of schools and parents are using this new multisensory, musical approach and seeing unbelievable success.