Testimonials

Four Blind Mice Studio would like to congratulate all our clients’/learners’ on their improvement while using the Readers are Leaders programme. Your success is very important to our company and we value your input. We hope you enjoy continued satisfaction from the use of our product.

Client Testimonial

Ek is baie beindruk met die program en sien ‘n baie groot verbetering. My seuntjie het gister met n kol hier teen sy kop gekom, toe vra ek hom wat is dit, toe se hy vir my hy’t dit gebring vir lees en hy’t vlot gelees.
Mev E Louw – Hartenbos, Western Cape

 

I own a copy of Readers are Leaders, and have seen great improvement in the reading of my kids. I now live in Australia, and continue to use the program.
Felicity Couperthwaite – Graceville Brisbane – 28 October 2012

 

My daughter really likes doing RaL at school… (She does well with the reading speed). She just came home and told me how well she’s doing on ‘the thing where the words flash and you have to type them’ grin.
Zena Swanepoel – Cape Town – 18 October 2012

 

“Thank you very much. This is a very good tool to use and to have. Since we started using it,i could pick up a difference in my son’s schoolwork. Thank you for making this programme available at an affordable rate.”
Xavier Africa – Belville – Western Cape

 

“I bought this product for my grandchild and it is amazing to see him learn and play”
Christopher Sandmann – Bothasig – Western Cape

 

Ek, Mr. Jan Venter is baie gelukkig met die produk. My seun Riaan Venter gebruik dit van Januarie 2012 af. Sy onderwysers is baie gelukkig met sy vordering. Hy het 44 woorde per minuut gelees en nou lees hy 58 woorde per minuut. Ouers moet aangehits word om die produk aanteskaf. Selfs ek en my vrou gebruik dit en verig wonders. Dankie!
Jan Venter

 

“We at Erica Girls’ Primary School, would like to thank you most sincerely for the kind donation of the new monitor for our IT Dept. I can assure you it will make a huge difference to our work on the PCs. We are all enjoying using Readers are Leaders from the littlies up to our Grade 7 girls.”
Gillies – Erica Girls’ Primary School Media Centre

 

“I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how happy we are that we purchased the Readers are Leaders programme for our son Taine. Taine is at DPHS in Grade 5.  We bought the programme when he was in the second term of Grade 4.  It has taken dedication on his part, as he tries his best to work on Readers are Leaders at least three times a week. He has also put in a lot of hard work himself, but I honestly feel that the programme has enhanced his learning skills.  Since having used the programme, Taine has been in the top 5 of his grade EVERY single term.  In fact, he achieved first place for the 4th term of Grade 4!! We are also using the Afrikaans version. I am constantly amazed at his reading skills in Afrikaans.  I can only attribute it to Readers are Leaders. Thank you for a wonderful programme.  We are so very pleased that we made the purchase.”
Buys – Durban

 

“Since receiving the above programme in September 1999 for use in our Remedial lessons, we are continually thrilled with the results. At the end of six months, each child is assessed on his/her progress. We have noticed that some of the children using this programme have increased their comprehension reading age by up to two years. Their reading speed and reading age in accuracy have also show excellent results. We found that the children, who range in age from 8 years to 13 years, thoroughly enjoy the stories, comprehension, vocabulary, sequencing and language and find them challenging. Both regular and remedial schools, private homes and remedial clinics should find this programme beneficial. The programme applies equally to children who are coping at school as well as those who have reading problems.”
Livesey-Goldblatt
Remedial Teacher
Computer Assistant
The Witness – Newspaper – 30 June 2011

 

“HEIL DIE LESER. Laer Meisieskool La Rochelle is al sedert 2004 baie tevrede gebruikers van LESERS IS LEIERS. Die program word gebruik vir leerders vanaf Gr 2 – Gr 7 in beide Afrikaans en Engels, asook vir inklusiewe leerders met taalspesifieke probleme. Dit is veral met laasgenoemde groep wat groot sukses behaal word. Die leerders geniet die program baie omdat die program veelkleurig en die instruksies kort en eenvoudig is. Die aantal repetisies per oefening is ook net genoeg dat lesers nie belangstelling verloor nie. Die program werk uitstekend op ‘n netwerk, en die admin rondom die lesers is baie eenvoudig. Ons beveel LESERS IS LEIERS met die grootste vrymoedigheid aan.”
Bothma
Laer Meisieskool La Rochelle Girls’ Primary School

 

“Dankie vir die uitstekende program. Die rekenaarsentrum het baat gevind met die program. Die skool het baie goeie resultate by leerders gevind. Hierdie program sal ons aanbeveel by alle skole en opvoedkundige instansies. Baie Dankie”
Grobbelaar

 

“Goeie dag, Ek wil net graag vertel dat ek lesers is Leiers so 3 jaar gelede gekoop het toe my dogter in Graad 1 was. Vandag is sy in graad 4 cum Lade van haar graad. Boetie is nou in graad R en tweede in sy klas. Dit is ‘n lekker manier van leer sonder dat hulle agterkom hulle leer. Baie Dankie vir die goeie produk. Groete,”
Roberts
Primêre Skool Gert Maritz

 

“The software ‘Readers are Leaders’ has proved to be an absolute winner. The program was installed in August 2001 and over a 4 month period, learners, on average, improved their reading ages by 8 months. ‘Readers are Leaders’ is a wonderful program that provides material used both for English remedial purposes and English ‘extension’ work … Computers provide a limitless potential to learn in an exciting, up-to-the-minute and realistic way.”
James – Principal – Woodlands Primary School

 

“At this stage our opinion is that it is the best product for our purpose on the market, and the Dean has agreed that we can acquire the updated version, in which we can switch off the graphics … the University will acquire a general site license so that students will be able to access it on any of the several hundred machines scattered about the campus.”
Blacqueire – School of Language, Culture and Communication
University of Natal Pietermaritzburg Campus

 

“I am very glad that the school purchased the program as the learners are enjoying it tremendously… I must compliment you on the content and the user friendliness of the program.”
L.G. Maree
Computer Teacher
Assumption Convent

 

“Approved title for inclusion in the official resource catalogue.”
Free State Department of Education

 

“I am impressed by the programme and am committing the whole family to it.”
Evert

 

“It is very helpful, with excellent OBE skills. Enjoyable! Kids enjoy doing Readers are Leaders. It is very user friendly and pleasing to the eye.”
Nicol – Brighton Beach Senior Primary

 

“It is a fantastic spelling and reading programme especially for our remedial learners and so easy to adapt to each individuals exceptional requirements.”
van Zyl – The Kenmont School – HOD – Foundation phase

 

“The child’s progress is carefully recorded enabling you to identify areas of weakness – reports can be easily accessed and sent home. I have found Readers are Leaders invaluable as I am able to offer assistance to a far greater number of children. More importantly I have found that the children are motivated and excited when doing the programme and are developing into confident, enthusiastic readers!”
Houston – Academic support – Crawford

 

“My seun in Graad 3 hou niks van lees nie. Met behulp van hierdie leesprogram het hy sy simbole vir Afrikaans en Engels met ‘n volle simbool gestyg.”
de Villiers – Durban

 

“Duisende dankies vir die wonderlike diens vanaf julle ouens. Die konsultant het vir my die nuwe CD geinstalleer en gewys hoe ek my programme kan druk. Ek het uitstekende en flinke diens gekry. Wees verseker van my volgehoue verwysings en positiewe komentaar as mense my bel en vra watter programme ek gebruik om die kinders se lees te verbeter. Niks kom nog by julle programme nie.”
Bekker – Laerskool Durbanville

 

Learners’ Testimonials

 

“I purchased the CD Readers are Leaders in March. I am really enjoying the program and my English in school improved so much that I was given an academic award, having received distinctions in all my subjects. I will be in Grade 5 in 2012.”
Shanique Harilall – Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal

 

“Nobody can function effectively in society without being able to read. The learners at Edgemead Primary School are fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in the Readers are Leaders program. This program, enhances and improves the reading ability of weak and strong readers in both English and Afrikaans.”
Matthew Breetzke – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 13

 

“Readers are Leaders is amazing. It has helped me improve my English and Afrikaans marks and my spelling has improved drastically! Thank you Readers are Leaders.”

Annelize Douglas – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 13

 

“I have learnt a lot from Readers are Leaders. It has helped me improve my Afrikaans, so thank you.”
Ashleigh Bloomer – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 13

 

“Readers are Leaders has helped me to read and spell better.”
Jamie Cloete – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 13

 

“Readers are Leaders has helped me with my spelling. It is helping me get back into books.”
Tarryn Morris – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 13

 

“Readers are Leaders has helped me with my English and Afrikaans, in both education and reading ability.”
Jarryd Sims – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 12

 

“I think Readers are Leaders really has helped me because I didn’t really enjoy reading, but since doing Readers are Leaders, my spelling is better and I enjoy reading more. I can also understand more of the words that I read now.”
Melissa Weiner – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 11

 

“I enjoy all the different stories.”
Hlumelo Kebeni – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 11

 

“I think it has helped me with being able to read faster and spell better.”
Bryon Mitchell – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 11

 

“My Afrikaans reading and spelling has improved because of Readers are Leaders.”
Munadia Samaai – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 11

 

“Readers are Leaders has helped me with many things like reading, spelling and I can read much faster now. I can read much bigger words. At times I try to get 100% for all or atleast two of the excercises.”
M’kia Kolbe – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 11

 

“I enjoy Readers are Leaders. It helps me with my English and Afrikaans. The ye exercises are a memory competition. I like Readers are Leaders and you shall too!”
Laiken van den Heuvel – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 10

 

“I like Readers are Leaders because it teaches me a lot.”
Courtney Vickerman – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 10

 

“I like to type the words.”
Ondela Ngqavi – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 10

 

“I like it because it is fun to type.”
Hanna-Elisa Schittek – Edgemead Primary
2011 – Age: 9