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Reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child! When my daughter was 4.5 we could tell she was ready to learn to read but had no idea where to start. I’m so happy we stumbled across The Reading Lesson!
The Reading Lesson promises to “Teach your child to read in 20 easy lessons”
It definitely took us more than 20 sittings (the lessons are quite long) but it worked! Anne really enjoyed it and went from a basic knowledge of letters and sounds to reading at a 2nd grade level in 6 months. You can see her poor book received a lot of love 🙂 We will definitely be buying another copy in a couple years for her little brother
My tips for using the book:
– Make sure your child is ready: great checklist here
-Trust that it will work and stick with it: we went through a frustrating phase of her sounding out words but not hearing what she was saying. We just kept at it though and by the time we hit about Chapter 6 it clicked. Based on other reviews that’s really common so don’t panic or get discouraged
– Do it everyday if possible: It really does help to be consistent. We missed a couple weeks over the holidays but for the most part did a few pages a day
-Lay on the praise!