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  • Item #: 019348
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Over 250 lessons. System Requirements: WIN XP (Service Pack 2), VISTA; Mac OS 10.4 to 10.5 only.

  • Item #: 058931
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Mavis combines award-winning typing instruction, animated teen instructors, and a fun learning environment to help your kids master their keyboarding skills. Features 3 skill levels, 250 lessons, 200 practice session topics, and 10 games; and it provides detailed tracking of your student's progress. Tech support is available 24 hrs if you have any trouble. Here are the system requirements: Windows: Windows 7, Vista, XP S3 (admin privileges required.) Mac: 10.5 or higher. You will need speakers, a keyboard and a mouse. ~Sara

  • Item #: 052440
    Retail: $19.99
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  • Item #: 052439
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.50
  • Item #: 049847
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

  • Item #: 045999
    Retail: $29.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.50

    System requirements for Windows: Windows 10/8/7, Pentium® P4, 580 MB Hard Drive Space, 800 x 600 16-Bit or Higher Display, 16-Bit Sound Card, Speakers or Headphones

  • Item #: 011497
    ISBN: 9780739003091
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25
  • Item #: 074497
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.75

  • Item #: 072881
    Retail: $29.95
    Rainbow Price: $22.95

    Lots of features for a low price on this 37-key kid’s piano. Keys are labeled on keyboard, with each octave distinguished from others. Unit can be set to mimic 7 other instruments in addition to piano. Large drum keys for bass, snare, hi-hat and cymbal add to the keyboard melody. Background rhythms in 8 different styles are supplied for the child to play along with, with tempo keys to speed up or slow down the rhythm. Record and playback options are included, and, (mercifully!), volume controls as well. Demo batteries (3 AA) are included. Approx 21” x 7” x 2”.

  • Item #: 060670
    ISBN: 9780739052051
    Retail: $20.99
    Rainbow Price: $16.75

    Have an older student who wants to learn to play the piano? It can be done – and this course will give your student helpful tools. While recognizing that a skilled professional teacher can make a big difference, this course will get your student off to a good start and provide an easy transition to a teacher later, if they wish. Using the same music and fundamentals as Alfred’s Basic Adult Course but adding a user-friendly self-teaching guide, the student is introduced to the keyboard, note-reading, note values, intervals, dynamics, chords, time signatures, flats/sharps, and major/minor scales. Each music page is preceded by a study guide page (left-hand; right-hand) which offers explanations, directions and additional information. It serves as your at-home teacher. The DVD features a teacher who takes it one step further, providing much of the same information and giving the student a birds-eye view of her hands on the piano. Familiar tunes are introduced almost at the beginning and the student is playing with first one hand and by the end of the book, with both hands. Musical tracks of these songs are provided on the included CD and icon-designated as a reminder to listen. These tracks are helpful for several reasons. The tempo is established, the student can hear the tune and can play along to improve speed, accuracy and technique. By the end of this book, the student is playing several complete songs and ready for Book 2 of the Adult Basic Course. Book comes with CD and is available with supplementary DVD, as well. 192 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 048117
    ISBN: 9780849760501
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $5.50

    These flash cards from Jane Smisor Bastien provide anywhere, anytime musical practice in note recognition in both the treble and bass clefs, including ledger lines, major and minor keys, and interval and music sign identification. Instructions are included for each kind of card for naming, and/or playing and singing practice, and answers are included on the back of each card. The note answers include an illustration of the note's location on a piano keyboard. This set of 72 cards is perfect for an introduction to music theory and sight reading. It will take some discipline to practice with these, but it will certainly pay off in the long run when your children and/or students don't have to count lines and spaces to read notes anymore! ~ Rachel D.

  • Item #: 042270
    ISBN: 9780486457376
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.47
    Simple yet beautiful songs for the beginning pianist. Each book holds 20+ songs by the featured composer organized in the approximate order of difficulty. – Melissa
  • Item #: 031007
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $12.25

    With a similar mix of lessons, tests, practice material, and games as Typing Instructor, this version is more accessible to younger kids and offers a fun, motivating and effective way to learn typing skills. There are 160 touch-typing lessons which cover all the basic keys (letters, numbers, symbols) on either a standard or a split keyboard (except for the 10-key number pad). There are ten different typing plans, each geared to a different age group. Regardless of the plan they are following, each student learns the keyboard by taking a tour of "Typer Island" and visiting five different lands as they journey to the Castle. As students journey through Old West, On the Water, In the Air, Over the Edge, and Under the Sea, they'll learn new keys and complete exciting challenges (usually timed) like typing to shoot words out of the sky, racing a Viking ship by typing words as quickly as possible, and typing words printed on sharks before they eat you! The activities build upon each other so students can't move on until their skills are ready. The changes in scenery add a lot of variety to the lessons, but you can still rely on helpful features including visual instruction with the 3-D guide hands and keyboard. Accuracy and speed (WPM) are also tracked throughout, with students getting instant feedback on their performance, and earning rewards as well.

    Of course, the arcade-like games will be the most fun to the beginning typist! The further students advance in the program, the more games will be available to them. Once they make it through all five lands, students capture the Castle, which opens the Lost City, a new addition to the program that provides two new games. While capturing the Castle and exploring the Lost City are the ultimate goals of the game, students earn treasures and points all through the program, which keeps them motivated and entertained. Students can also visit Explorer Isle at any point to play their favorite games (except for Lost City games), using only the keys that they have covered already. They can also visit Story Lagoon and practice typing one of 40 familiar stories, including fairy tales and classic literature. With this program's careful progression, interesting storyline, high-quality animation, 30+ games, multiple skill levels, and English/Spanish instruction, it's no wonder it is the winner of so many prestigious educational awards. This one comes highly recommended, folks

    Please note that software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. There are two versions available; one is designed for Windows or Mac and one that is only compatible with Windows. Both are compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 while Win/Mac version is also compatible with Mac OSX 10.4 or higher (including Snow Leopard). Rachel

  • Item #: 023669
    ISBN: 9780947183271
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95
  • Item #: 023666
    ISBN: 9780947183264
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

  • Item #: 012240
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $15.95

    This fun and easy program is guaranteed to improve your typing ability. It is organized into lessons, tests, and practice material. "Next Step" lessons put you in command of the keyboard, and you use proven teaching methods, such as double and repetitive key-stroking to learn faster. It includes 10-key techniques and instructions for a split or standard keyboard. 3-D graphical hands help guide the student. Tests reinforce the skills that are practiced and provide a measurement of progress. These timed tests provide levels of advancement and make it fun by providing colorful photos and music. After completing any of the typing material, you get immediate feedback on your speed and accuracy with charts and graphs that allow you to see your progress and identify your weak areas. Multimedia presentations on the CD-ROM include the "History of Typing," which gives you a new perspective of the invention and development of typing and teaches the best hand and sitting positions. One of the awesome features on this CD-ROM is something called the Magazine Rack. It includes material from over 300 books, short stories, and articles that you can use to practice your typing with. Also, an Internet site has been designed for this product. New lessons, tests, special exercises, additional articles, and practice material are available to download when you want to use it. My favorite part of this program is the Virtual Adventures section. In this section, you can choose from ten fun games to improve your keyboard or 10-key skills. You have to type quickly and correctly to succeed in these fun games that make you forget you are improving your skills. The games include Sea Adventure, Flotsam Fighter II, Xtreme Typing, Gone Fishin', The Wild West, Tomb Typer, Cliffhanger, Diamond Glider, Typer Shark, and Erik the Viking. This program is for anyone who wants to improve their typing skills and doesn't mind having some fun along the way. Please note that this software comes in a paper sleeve, not a box. Minimum system requirements (Windows ONLY): Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, 2000, or 98; 50 MB RAM; 580 MB Hard drive space. Rachel S.

  • Item #: 002479
    ISBN: 9780849752704
    Retail: $5.50
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
  • Item #: 023906
    ISBN: 9781864691665
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95
  • Item #: 023674
    ISBN: 9781864691672
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $16.95
  • Item #: 023532
    ISBN: 9781579121488
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    This book brings the culture and beauty of orchestra music to children by sharing the history of the art, describing the instruments involved, giving fun facts about different composers and music, and providing samples of the music on the accompanying CD. Orchestra Bob, a cartoon gentleman, is the guide through the book. The first half of the book tells about the different composers of orchestra music, and the second half describes the physical layout of an orchestra and the different instruments involved. The first half is broken into the Baroque, Classical Music, Romantic, and Modern Eras, highlighting famous composers from each time period. The book describes how this music became part of and affected each era and shows how each composer affected orchestra music. Orchestra Bob points out when to play certain tracks on the accompanying CD, which give famous samples of many of the composers' works. The book does a good job of highlighting the importance of each composer, but it does not give a thorough biography of each life, more of a general description of the way they affected the art and a list of their greatest works. Colorful text boxes, fun cartoon illustrations, and famous quotes make the book interesting and fun to read, and the music from the CD lets children connect the composers with their creations. The second half of the book covers the instruments themselves and is broken down into string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, as well as keyboard instruments. Readers see an illustration of an orchestra and then go on to learn about the specific instruments involved. The book explains how each instrument is played, points out special features, and gives some details of each instrument's history and development. In this section, Orchestra Bob instructs readers to listen to special tracks on the CD which provide examples of the music made from featured instruments in actual works from different composers. He also points out how to listen for the different instruments that have been discussed. This section is as colorful and fun as the first, with actual photographs of each instrument covered. An index of composers and musical terms is included, as well as a list of the 41 musical selections on the CD (over an hour of music). It provides a great way to listen to the music of the orchestra while simultaneously learning about the history, instruments, and composers. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 023083
    ISBN: 9780740337994
    Retail: $99.95
    Rainbow Price: $89.96

    This Alpha Omega course is designed as a year-long high school elective covering computer terminology, hardware, software, operating systems, and information systems relating to the business environment. The units concentrate on standard software applications, as well as skills in personal/interpersonal communication and communication technologies. Keyboarding ability is considered a prerequisite for the course, and average reading level is assumed. Some keyboarding review is provided, but there is no instruction. The 10 units are: Communication Skills, Business Technology, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Telecommunications, Desktop Publishing, Presentation Technology, Computer Networks, and Computer Operating Systems. Each unit is a separate booklet and contains an introduction, a series of lessons/reviews/activities/self-tests, a unit review, and a unit test. Units 5 and 10 also include a semester review and a cumulative semester exam.

    Each lesson within a unit is composed of the objectives, a vocabulary list, the actual lesson, a multimedia presentation (which can include interactive practice), a self-test, and some additional skill-building activities. Test problems include multiple choice, true/false, multiple select, matching, and essay response. Some of the skill-building activities are found on the enclosed multimedia disc. Each lesson will take, on average, about 50 minutes, and is designed so that the student can work independently; the teacher does not need a background in the subject. However, the teacher still has an important role to play. He/she can discuss the importance of the subject matter during an orientation, explain course goals, set schedules, set up the workspace for the student, stay interested and involved, and conduct appraisals of progress. For that purpose, "Teacher Check" areas are provided for recording scores and dates of completion. The teacher's guide orients the teacher well, and also provides reproducible alternate tests for re-checking mastery, plus answers for units and answers for self-tests and all other tests. The Switched-On Schoolhouse course is software-based on CD-ROM. Minimum System requirements: Windows Vista Service Pack 2/Windows 7/ Windows 8 & 8.1. ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 022432
    ISBN: 9780972185608
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.98

    These flashcards were designed to painlessly teach note names to students and improve sight-reading. They are full size (8½" x 11"), sturdy, glossy cards, portraying large pictures of the staff and the placement of a note. Children learn to recognize the name and placement of each individual note until they are proficient at reading notes and can play their music easier. The creators used this product with eight of their nine children, who learned musical notation in just 1-2 weeks. Simply introduce the cards one at a time to the student, have them study it and locate all of those keys on the piano, and then move on until they have mastered them all. This set includes 36 cards, spanning the bass and treble range from a low C to a high E, centered around middle C. The cards conveniently stand up right on the piano bookstand. Even if you don't know how to read notes, you can help your children learn. The "answers" to each card (the note name and a diagram showing the placement on the keyboard) are printed on the back for easy checking and review. - Melissa

  • Item #: 020850
    ISBN: 9781600510397
    Retail: $15.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

     

      Accompany your Latin courses, or even a holiday dinner, with 13 Christmas songs sung in Latin (well, 2 are instrumentals.) Some of the songs are 1,500 years old! Songs include: Hodie Christus Natus Est, Veni Veni Emmanuel, Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Resonet in Laudibus, Jesu Redemptor Omnium, Corde Natus ex Parentis, What Child is This? (instrumental), Creator Alme Siderum, Adeste Fideles, In Dulci Jubilo, Flos de Radice Jesse, and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (instrumental.) A lovely female voice is accompanied by a harp, keyboard, violin, psaltery and sometimes other voices. The result is calm and soothing. You could certainly have this playing in the background and have a conversation. An insert includes the lyrics in Latin and English. From Classical Academic Press, ~ Sara

  • Item #: 019475
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $59.99

    7 keys in a chord, 7 colors in a rainbow! Comes with a “play-by-color” songbook and free additional songs to download.

  • Item #: 019468
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $49.99

  • Item #: 019347
    Retail: $19.99
    Rainbow Price: $18.95

    Designed for adults who want to learn to type or improve their typing skills, this program features 12 interface themes, 18 videos to introduce typing activities, and over 100 skill checks and typing tests. The program promises improvement in just 8 hours of using the software. System requirements: Win XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.6-10.8.

  • Item #: 011503
    ISBN: 9780739008829
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.95
  • Item #: 011502
    ISBN: 9780739022702
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 011488
    ISBN: 9780739014752
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25
  • Item #: 011487
    ISBN: 9780739002803
    Retail: $5.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.25