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The BrillKids Forum => BrillKids Announcements => Topic started by: Kezia on March 12, 2012, 12:17:40 PM

Title: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: Kezia on March 12, 2012, 12:17:40 PM
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*NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available at the BrillKids Online Store!

Running out of things to teach your little one?

Look no further – our new Little Reader content packs will instantly expand your child's learning library without you having to create your own set of lessons!


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The Little Reader Content Packs

The Little Reader Content Packs contain several new categories that teach a common theme or subject. Play them when your little one asks for more at the end of your daily Little Reader lessons, or simply when she's interested in a particular topic!

Each category includes high-quality pictures, real and animated videos (where applicable), as well as professionally-recorded pronunciations and picture audio.

Here are the first two of a series of new content packs coming your way:

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Includes 69 words split across these categories:

   • Common Dogs 1
   • Common Dogs 2
   • The Cat Family
   • Bears
   • Animal Homes 1
   • Animal Homes 2
   • Baby Animals 1
   • Baby Animals 2
      ( ( At Home (

Includes 87 words split across these categories:

   • Kitchen 1
   • Kitchen 2
   • Cleaning
   • Bathroom 1
   • Bathroom 2
   • Electricals 1
   • Electricals 2
   • Electricals 3
   • Parts of the House 2

More Little Reader Content Packs will be released soon – stay tuned for updates!


Get a Little Reader Content Pack today!


The Little Reader Content Packs are currently available as download-only products that you can get from your Account's My Purchases ( page after checking out at the BrillKids Online Store. Physical (CD) versions of the Content Packs will be available later on.

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NOTE: Make sure to upgrade to Little Reader 2.0.726 (or higher) in order to import and use the new content packs

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: MamaOfWill on March 13, 2012, 08:57:25 AM
Lovely!  Thanks Brill Kids!

Can we buy these with loyalty points or get a discount?

These are just catagories and not caurses right?

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: Scruff on March 13, 2012, 04:07:55 PM
They look great. Are they available in UK English too? I added them to the cart but couldn't see if there was a UK option though?

Thanks very much.

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: Kezia on March 14, 2012, 04:47:11 AM
Sorry, but there are no redeemable discount coupons available for the Little Reader Content Packs. However, you can get a discount off your purchase from any of our seasonal promotions or when you use an Affiliate Code (the discounted amount depends on the code owner's Affiliate level).

Yes, the content packs are groups of categories -- they won't appear in Little Reader's "Courses" section or automatically get added to your daily curriculum lessons.

At the moment, the Little Reader Content Packs are only in US English -- we will eventually release versions of the content packs in UK English, but these are currently being produced and are not yet available for purchase.

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: A_BC on March 14, 2012, 01:41:47 PM
These packs are really great! Will be there others with EK/ POI? That would be fantastic. Also, what about the other languages packs? How is your progress so far?

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: on April 05, 2012, 02:01:25 AM
I'm trying to get the answer to a simple question.   Is the SOFTWARE PROGRAM the same, for basic and deluxe???   LITTLE READER.

I'm thinking the only difference is the printed materal included.  Someone that REALLY KNOWS please reply.

THANK YOU in advance.    Grandpa

wish I had this for my first 9 kids.

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: Kezia on April 05, 2012, 03:35:50 AM

The content packs are laid out in the same way that categories (from the LR Curricula) are done, so there will be 1 to 2 picture audio for each word (some are action prompts or sound effects, others are bits of information). At the moment we do not have specifically EK ones, but more content packs are being produced and will be available soon.

Regarding languages, the ones that we are currently working on are French (being completed/finalized) and Spanish (at early stages).


I believe you wrote to our support email with this question too, and we've just replied to your message. In case you missed our reply, here are our answers:

The Little Reader software that comes with the Basic and Deluxe kits is the same, except you will have an option to get just half of the lesson curriculum for Basic kits (i.e., "Semester 1" option). On the other hand, Little Reader Deluxe only comes with the full Semester 1+2 curriculum.

The Little Reader software, content, and license key will be immediately available for download from your BrillKids Account as soon as you finish checking out (this applies for all Basic and Deluxe purchases). This way you can start your Little Reader lessons while waiting for your Basic or Deluxe package to arrive.

As for non-software items, yes, the Deluxe kit includes more physical / printed teaching materials in it, such as the Little Reader Storybook Series (25 books), Pattern Phonics Flip Cards, and the Starter Flap Card Kit. The Deluxe kit also comes with printed Weekly Lesson Planners, which you can use instead of the Progress Diary that's inside the Little Reader software.

Since Little Reader Deluxe includes more physical materials, the shipping cost, which is computed separately, will tend to be larger than getting the Basic box set (the weight difference is roughly 5kg).

In case you'd like to see a detailed list of items included in Little Reader Basic and Deluxe, you may refer to this page:

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: MamaOfWill on May 13, 2012, 05:33:45 PM
I baught the animals and things at home content packs and they are great, there are just two issues I found so far:  When I try to run the Common Dogs 1 catagory, I get a missing files error and in the Common Dogs 2 catagory the word file Cocker Spaniel has a video file for a Chihuahua.  I tried to fix these but the files aren't on my PC (it didn't download with the rest of the catagory)  It's a big download so I didn't want to try re-downloading.  (I live in South Africa where internet is expensive.)    What to do?

The files required are:
bk animal - cocker spaniel 1.swf
bk animal - cocker spaniel 2.avi
bk common dogs girl - labrador retriever (pa).mp3
bk common dogs woman - labrador retriever (pa).mp3

While I was busy downloading I also saw a new Action words catagory pack and wanted to download it while the mothersday discount still holds, but allas, it wasn't in the store so I couldn't buy it!   The Action words catagory pack isn't released yet, right?

I also somehow stumbled on a page that said I get some free digital book downloads, I was surprised and thought that was pretty neat, but I couldn't download it because I had to enter a license code wich I didn't have and for the life of me I can't find the link for this page again.  Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: Kezia on May 14, 2012, 03:56:02 AM
Hi MamaOfWill, to avoid you having to re-download the entire Animals and Their Homes category pack, we'll send you the particular files that you're missing instead. Kindly watch out for these in an email from support[at]brillkids[dot]com shortly.

About the Action Words category pack, it isn't available yet (in fact it's still in production) :yes:

About the digital book page you mentioned, I think you're referring to this page:
This page is where you enter your redemption code for the LR (software) version of the Aesop's Fables storybooks, which are free for those who already bought Vol 1 and/or Vol 2 of the storybooks. The code is included in the Aesop's package you receive in the mail.

Title: Re: *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available!
Post by: MamaOfWill on May 14, 2012, 06:11:51 PM
Hi Kezia,

Thank you so much for your quick response.  All my "Animals and Their Homes" catagories run now and are perfect! 

I have to admit I made a mistake about not having the Labrador Retriever files, I was looking for them in the wrong folder, but I had to edit the Labrador Retriever word file to have the Common Dogs 1 catagory run without errors.

Thanks again.