Ava is my child who has a hard time concentrating and sometimes has difficulty retaining things that I’ve taught her. When my mom recommended the Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons book, I was skeptical to say the least. A book that only costs about $12 that is a foolproof method for teaching a child to read? Even a child who sometimes has trouble remembering letter names and sounds? A child I was sure I cause me to pull my hair out while teaching her to read? Sounds too good to be true! But my mom swears by it and she has 9 kids and home schools, so I usually take her advice on things like this without question.
I’m so glad I did! We are now on Lesson 14 and Ava read a sentence last week! A whole sentence! Granted, it was “See me eat”, but still. I’m so proud!
This book really is foolproof. It shows you exactly what to say and prints the words the parent should say in pink and the responses the child should have in black. It doesn’t get much easier than that. It teaches a new letter sound every few lessons and focuses on letter sound review, saying words slowly (as if sounding them out) and then quickly, rhyming, sounding out words that use the sounds that have already been taught, and sounds writing. The only thing I’ve found that I don’t like about it so far is that I don’t like the way they want the child to write the letter “a”. Easily remedied, though. If only food allergy testing austin was so straightforward and simple!
If you’re searching for a good preschool/kindergarten reading curriculum, this is it! Especially if you’re on a budget, because this book is as cheap as it gets and it really does work.