This phonics-based, mostly independent program uses auditory input and mastery through repetition. The audio part of the curriculum comes as your choice of CDs or mp3 downloads. An online placement test will help you decide which level to start with. Whichever level is appropriate for your child, you will need a starter set which includes the audios, the lesson cards for all three levels of spelling words and jingles, personal spelling cards, zoo cards to practice the jingles, the teacher’s notes, and a video seminar. For each following level you will only need to purchase the audio part alone.