A Review of the Children Learning Reading Program
If you are a parent who is dedicated to raising his or her children, then chances are that their education is extremely important to you, but there is a slight problem; many of the programs out there are untested and far from guaranteed to work.
Fortunately though, there are some promising programs out there which may very well be as good as they claim to be. Not too long ago I came across the Children Learning Reading program, and the people behind it claimed to be able to even teach children who are only two or three years of age.
Naturally, I didn’t believe the claim at first, but then I took a look at the video proof they had which featured very young children reading surprisingly well. At that point, I tried to find out a bit about the makers of the program, Jim and Elena, and I learned that when they first developed their system they actually used it to teach their child to read before even turning three. These are only words however, so have a look at the actual video for yourself, located at the end of the post.
For Who was the Program Made?
Made for children between the ages of 2 and 6, the Children Learning Reading program is dedicated solely to teaching reading, although it should be taken into account that the program will not be suitable for children who haven’t learned how to speak yet.
At its base, reading is basically an activity which works by having the reader decode the letters and associate them with the proper sounds; the concept of phonemic awareness is extremely important when it comes to the development of a child’s reading skills.
If your child doesn’t have a very developed phonemic awareness then don’t sweat it as the early levels of the Children Learning Reading program are specifically designed to help children develop it.
If you aren’t exactly sure as to how important that concept is, then perhaps you would be interested in knowing that a large number of clinical studies, not to mention the National Reading Panel, have supported the idea that one of the most efficient ways of teaching children to read consists of developing their phonemic awareness.
An Examination of How the Children Learning Reading Program Works
The program is divided into two main stages, and each one of them comes with its own complete instructional book designed to guide you step-by-step through the different subjects. The first stage is directed towards helping your child develop mandatory reading skills. The second stage focuses on more advanced exercises which are designed to greatly improve your child’s reading skills.
The first stage contains 28 different lessons and it starts with the introduction to different upper-case alphabet letters one by one, teaching the child which sounds correspond to which letters.
Subsequently, they are introduced to very simple and basic words; naturally, as the lessons progress the words become more and more complicated, eventually forming full sentences and even stories at some point. Needless to say, by the time the first stage of the program is completed your child will some impressive reading abilities as he or she will be able to read simple stories and will even have an understanding as to how words can rhyme together.
The second stage consists of 22 lessons and was mentioned earlier, the lessons taught become more complex. Apart from teaching your child much more advanced words, sentences, stories and rhymes, the second stage also aims to teach how two letters can be combined to form a single sound, also referred to as digraphs.
What Makes the Program Different
What is it that makes the Child Reading Learning program different from the others out there? Well for starters it doesn’t require for the child to memorize phonemic rules, a concept which was implemented due to the idea that toddlers and very small children don’t take well to boring activities which have them memorize boring rules; after all, the primary goal here is to teach them to read better.
Another interesting aspect of this program is the fact that while there are quite a lot of lessons, they are each very short and dedicated to teaching one specific concept; a lesson shouldn’t take more than 10 or 15 minutes to complete. This works perfectly as small children tend to have a very short attention span and will learn much more from short and easy lessons which don’t require too much time or effort.
All in all, the Children Learning Reading program takes your child in just 12 short weeks from barely being able to understand letters to reading short children’s tales. Considering the existing proof and the sound plan which this program follows, it is more than reasonable to believe that this program actually delivers as promised, and as such I strongly recommend you consider using it to teach your child to read.
If you would like to learn more about the program, you can do by clicking the following link
|Click here to visit Main Children Learning Reading program website|
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