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Monday, April 30, 2018

Teaching Your Child To Read Curriculum Review



There is nothing I love more than sitting down with a good book! That's why it's so important for me to have my kids reading on their own. I can't count on both hands the number of times a great book has gotten me through a  tough time in life, daydream an hour away, or just made me laugh.

Both of my oldest kids started reading before age 5. They just caught on quick, and seeing as how we do so much reading in this house, I think they just naturally took a liking to it. My youngest is different though. She wants to read and loves having stories read to her but can't sit still for very long. Unlike her older siblings, we don't just sit there and sound out words together. She wants to know what it says and know it NOW! So picking up words and sounds can be tough for her.

"She wants to know what it says and know it NOW! So picking up words and sounds can be tough for her."

So when I got the opportunity to review this book, Learn to Read - 101 Fun Lessons To Teach Your Child To Read, I was excited. And not disappointed either!


Not only is this workbook full of fun, colorful lessons with games and activities to teach reading, it's also full of lesson plans to use with your child. Short lessons :) 

The book gives small instruction as you move through each lesson. It has you review a previous lesson a little bit to reinforce concepts, and then move onto something new. I also love that it teaches through both phonics and sight words, something that I find has helped my kids to read much more fluently and quickly.

 "I also love that it teaches through both phonics and sight words, something that I find has helped my kids to read much more fluently and quickly."




It also uses something else I love - dotted reading. As shown in the picture above, there's a dot under each word which your child must point to when reading it. This is great for reinforcing concentration and sight words. It's also used to break words up phonetically is earlier lessons (see photo below), something very important to grasp when learning to read!


It also features great guidelines for parents or teachers at the beginning of the book, along with some additional resources you can use alongside the book to help your child even further. Although I have to say that the book by itself is pretty good. It's also great to use as a reading curriculum guide, using the lessons in the book to start, and printing additional worksheets you can find online to reinforce concepts. I've found books like this to really be helpful in our homeschool.

"It's also great to use as a reading curriculum guide, using the lessons in the book to start, and printing additional worksheets you can find online to reinforce concepts. "

It's also inexpensive. You can pick up a copy off Amazon for just a few dollars - a small fraction of the price that most phonics programs cost!


You can get yourself a copy here.

Hope you enjoy and happy reading! **Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.**