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General Inquiries: Phone: (877) 299-7997               Corporate Headquarters
Technical Support: Phone: (877) 499-7997              1590 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT 84093

General Questions

What is Rusty and Rosy Reading?

Rusty and Rosy Reading™ is a program created by Waterford Institute™ that helps children preschool through second grade build a solid reading foundation. Rusty and Rosy Reading is delivered via DVD, allowing your child to learn in the convenience of your own home.

Who is Rusty and Rosy Reading for?

Rusty and Rosy Reading is ideal for children in preschool through second grade. The program is designed for children seeking additional educational enrichment at home.

What is included in Rusty and Rosy Reading?

Rusty and Rosy Reading is an early reading program composed of an individualized learning path for each child. More specifically, Rusty and Rosy Reading includes the following:

  • Over 4,000 activities
  • More than 240 digital books
  • Over 185 animated songs
  • Easy-to-use management system
  • Additional educational resources, including newsletters, worksheets, checklists, puppets, flashcards, games, and progress evaluations

What skills are taught in Rusty and Rosy Reading?

Rusty and Rosy Reading provides a complete early reading curriculum for preschool through second grade. The program covers crucial skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, text comprehension, vocabulary, print concepts, readiness skills, writing, and oral fluency.

What are the benefits of Rusty and Rosy Reading?

The benefits of Rusty and Rosy Reading are

  • It is child friendly
  • It has been proven effective
  • It automatically provides personalized learning
  • It is easy to use

What can Rusty and Rosy Reading do for my child?

In Rusty and Rosy Reading, your child will begin with the alphabet and move on to phonics, vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. These skills will give your child the education necessary to become a fluent reader.

What is Waterford Institute?

Waterford Institute is a research facility dedicated to providing children the finest education possible, through the development of high-quality educational models, programs, and software. To learn more about Waterford Institute, visit

Getting Started

How often should my child use Rusty and Rosy Reading?

Rusty and Rosy Reading is designed to be used for 15 to 30 minutes a day, five days a week at a minimum.

What can I do if my child is getting bored with the program?

There is a placement test in Rusty and Rosy Reading that your child can take to determine her correct placement in the program. If your child appears to be bored with the program, have her retake the placement test to establish the correct placement.

Why does my child repeat some activities?

The program determines what lesson is best for your child based on previous performance. Occasionally, a lesson repeats to ensure your child is learning and retaining the information presented in that lesson.

How can I check my child’s progress in the program?

To check your child’s progress, visit the Reports page in the Rusty and Rosy Manager.