This is an amazing book, I used it 30 years ago to teach my children how to read. I had my children reading in less time then the actual 100 lessons. I bought these books today for my grandchildren, and my kids where thrilled to see this book again after so many years. The book is taught using the phonics method of sounding out words. It's amazing and I couldn't recommend it more highly.
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This book is an excellent tool for parents wanting to teach their child how to read. My 4 year old daughter responded well from the beginning. I have tried other reading programs without success. She started reading several words after just a few lessons. She gets so excited when she sees words that she can read in the world around her. We are about 1/3 of the way throught the book and she is reading 3 sentence paragraphs. I am not a teacher. I like that this book tells you exactly what to say and how to say it. It also tells you exactly what to say to correct a mistake that your child may make. My daughter has 100% responded to the symbols used and direction the book gives her. My oldest daughter learned how to read using a different method and struggled all the way through 2nd grade. This method reminds me of the way I learned how to read as a kid. I notice that my 4 year old is not having the struggles that my oldest had. When my oldest was at this stage, my 4 year old is reading better than she did. I 100% believe that this has to do with the method that is used in this book. I bought a copy for my friend and she is using it on her 4 year old. She was excited about the book when she looked at it. She had never seen a program like this that tells you exactly what to do and say. Plus, this book is very inexpensive. I was about to purchase a $300 program and stumbled upon this book. I thought, well it is less than $$$ so it is worth a try. I am so glad I did!
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My son loves this book.. he's picking up the sounds and recognizing letters by their sounds so fast. He's four and he's picking it up a lot fast than I thought he would. I would suggest buying a kids writting tablet.. I didn't have one but now that I'm ordering a complete home school program for this fall, I'm order one, but I"m sure you can pick one up at walmart. I know were only on lesson 7 but he's already begging to do his school... that shows that he's actually enjoying the learning!
The shipping was quick and the book easy to follow. So far, I love it! I would recommend it highly. It gives a good opportunity for one on one time with the kids. As a former school teacher and homeschooling mom, I am pleased with it. Seems boring on first glance, but don't judge this book by it's cover!
I did this book with both my children before they learned a thing at school. My son at 4, my daughter was through with the book before her 4th birthday. They are both excellent readers and have been since doing this program. One of the great things is that children can begin reading actual "stuff" within the first few pages. No waiting to piece it all together after months of struggling with letters. My kids have never struggled with some of the "special" sounds that have to be taught in school b/c they learned what to do with them already from using this program... WONDERFUL is all I can say. No one could believe how well my 4 yr old daughter could read AND comprehend... and I have no other "schooling background" am not a teacher or anything. just a mom who took the time to use this program... 20 minutes/day for 100 days... (actually less, my daughter loved it so much, she sometimes wanted to do 2 lessons a day).. Cannot recommend highly enough!~
we are at Lesson 13 in the book and my 6 year old is LOVING it. he likes the fact that after a few lessons, he is able to spell out some words and read them also. For mothers or fathers, before you start the book, spend some time reading the first few pages to get ready for the teaching and to minimize the amount of frustration ith your child.
This is the single best method to teach a child to read that exists today. The research is crystal clear and completely in support of the Direct Instruction method encompassed in this book. Do yourself, your child, and your family a BIG favor and use this to teach your child to read!
My 5 year old loves this book! She loves to go through each lesson, which only takes about 10 minutes, and is so proud to show her daddy all the work she has done that day. She had trouble with other programs, but this one just seems to make sense. It is easy to go through a lesson with her and she was reading words by the 10th lesson. If you are a homeschooler or someone who wants to take a more active role in your child's learing, this book will be a great asset to your family.
Our 3.5 year-old son has been very interested in reading. This book was recommended by a friend with a similarly-minded son. Other early reading method books are much more expensive. This book is easy to use. Our son is really enjoying his daily (15 minute) lessons. After 20 lessons, he still enjoys it, and gets real satisfaction from what he's learning. He doesn't sit still for his lessons (preferring to jump on the couch and otherwise fidget incessantly), but he gives them his attention and he learns. My wife does the bulk of the teaching, but when I subbed for her, it was easy to follow the scripts and prompts. If your child is interested and/or motivated, this book is great.
I am an elementary school teacher and I definitely recommend this book. My 4 year old son is reading and he probably would not be without the help of this proven method. I have recommended this book to many people, and they have found it elsewhere but at a higher price. Overstock's price was the best by far and shipping is always fair and fast.
With twins, & 1 who is delayed, I have found this book to be great! Even when they don't wanna learn, they learn! And they retain! And if need be, the lessons can be repeated, slowed down or sped up at will, making it easier when teaching more than 1 child with different learning levels. There are step by step explanations & the kids usually catch on quickly! Couple it with handwriting lessons and you've got a great, quick lesson program! I have found that the one on one training allows for immediate correction of poor sound pronunciations to avoid mis-learning! A great book for the homeschooled or not!