|Even children as young as two years old can learn to read.|
Photo: Children Learning Reading
Parents always strive to provide their children with the best education possible. Many want to teach their toddlers and preschoolers to read before entering kindergarten. There are a lot of programs that address this, but nowadays most of them seem to require time in front of a television, computer screen, iPad, or some other electronic device.
While some parents don’t mind having their children in front of a screen, others prefer to limit their children’s time with electronics (especially with the very young).
Children Learning Reading offers a simple and effective, step-by-step program to help parents teach their children how to read through good old fashion interaction between parent and child. The program teaches phonics and phonemic awareness to children between ages of 2 (who can speak) up to 6 or 7 years old. Each lesson requires just a few minutes a day, because we all know that it’s hard for young children to stay focused for longer periods of time.
Jim Yang, father of three, created Children Learning Reading to teach his own kids how to read. He started them on the program at age 2 with success. Others have experienced the similar results, as seen in the video testaments on the program’s website.
Children Learning Reading comes in the form of an e-manual so that parents don’t have to deal with a clunky instructions guide. Parents can easily bring up the lessons on their computers and prepare them before teaching their child. This delivery method also keeps the price down so that the entire Standard Package is only $37 versus the hundreds of dollars required by many other programs.
Unlike the whole language method of teaching reading, teaching by phonics and phonemic awareness uses a sequential order in learning to read:
- The program first teaches alphabet letters and the letter sounds,
- With the limited letters the child has mastered, the program teaches him to "blend" the sounds together to form simple words with the goal of building up on this to eventually decode and read more complicated words.
- Short and simple sentences are slowly introduced into the lessons, making good use of the words the child has learned to read.
Children Learning Reading recommends that parents reinforce a lesson several times a day by showing flashcards and reviewing them with their children (parents can make them on index cards or any piece of paper). The program goes at the pace of the child as parents should only move on to new material when they feel their child has mastered the current lesson.
According to Children Learning Reading, the program “starts off by teaching capital letters and then transitions over to lower-case letters. [It] begins with capital letters because young children's motor skills are not fully developed, and they will have an easier time when tracing capital letters and pronouncing the sounds at first. Furthermore, the transition from capital letters to lower-case letters is a very simple and smooth one, as there are only about ten to twelve of the alphabet letters where there are notable differences between the capital and lower-case representations.”
Children Learning Reading is great for parents who want a hand-on approach in their child’s reading education. It does not require a child to stare at electronic devices, and it really seems to work. It’s also a great value compared to other reading programs on the market.
Some things to consider are that Children Learning Reading requires an involved parent. This means the parent must be self-disciplined enough to review the lessons, make the flashcards, and teach her child. Though the lessons themselves only require a few minutes at a time, parents working long hours may not be able to review the lessons with their child several times a day if they cannot physically be home.
Either, way, at only $37 for the entire standard package, it’s a low investment if it doesn’t work out. For parents where it does work, the gains for their children are invaluable.
For more information or to make a purchase, please visit http://biculture1.1childread.hop.clickbank.net.
Disclosure: Author was not compensated for this post. Author did access the program for free in order to review it for this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the author.