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Children Learning Reading – Teach Your Child How to Read!


 

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In the sea of things we need to teach our kids, if I had to pick one that I felt was super-important, it would be – reading. Children learning reading doesn’t have to be a difficult undertaking. However, many parents see it as an overwhelming task. Luckily, I found out; it doesn’t have to be that way!

My children are almost three, and I was looking into some programs that would help me in guidance and expertize how to approach this new adventure the best way possible. 

 

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If the education of your child is something that is important to you, and you don’t have thousands to spend on a private tutor or similar, I bring some good news! 🙂 

In my quest to start teaching my kids the joys of reading, I came across a program that claimed that as soon as the child can speak, it can read too. (Yeah, right, I thought!). But then, after watching a video and seeing the program creator’s children recognize letters and read at such a young age, I was impressed, to say the least!

Jim and Elena, the creators of Children Learning Reading, share these incredible videos where you can see for yourself how their daughter reads at the age of three! 

 

 

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM?

 

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This reading system is developed with children ages 2 – 6 in mind. The child needs to be able to speak already. Otherwise, it would not be able to follow the program. It is important to mention, this way of teaching children how to read is not suitable for children who are younger than two. 

 

 

AIMS OF THE CHILDREN LEARNING READING PROGRAM (affiliate link)

 

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The main goal of this way of teaching children how to read is to enable your child to understand the printed text quickly and start reading fluently while developing Phonemic Awareness.

Phonemic Awareness is one of the main aspects of learning how to read and reading fluently. Children who have a poor grasp of the phonemic awareness often end up behind their reading milestones.

The National Reading Panel has concluded that encouraging children to develop their phonemic awareness is one of the best ways to teach your child to read. 

This program makes it very easy to instill this skill into your children’s reading progress, because of the simple daily reading exercises and a step by step instructions. 

 

 

WHAT IS PHONEMIC AWARENESS?

 

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The smallest units of sound are called phonemes and the ability to recognize and work with phonemes is – Phonemic Awareness. 

Phonemic Awareness means working with the individual sounds of the word – such as B, A, and T, that make up the word bat. This can be taught to very young children and helps them on the path to fluent reading and spelling too. 

 

HOW DOES THE CHILDREN LEARNING READING PROGRAM WORK?

 

 

 

The program is taught in two stages – each stage has own instruction book and step by step lessons:

 

  • Stage One – develops foundations of reading skills and by the end of it the child can read fluently
  • It consists of 28 lessons.
  • Very simple words are introduced at first, and as the Stage One progresses more complicated words, sentences and stories are carefully introduced. 

 

  • Stage Two – introduces more advanced lessons that build on the progress achieved during Stage One
  • It consists of 22 lessons.
  • The main focus is on teaching the child the combinations knows and digraphs. 
  • More advanced rhymes, stories, and words are introduced which assist in increasing the child’s reading ability and fluency.

 

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Now, one thing that worried me with these lessons is that my children are not very good at concentrating for long stretches of time. Toddlers’ attention span is not very long, so I was relieved to find out that the lessons are only 5 – 10min each, with some lessons being only 2 – 3min long. Great! 

These are very effective lessons, in case you are thinking what on earth can one learn in five minutes! Well, quite a lot! (and if my twins let me video them, I shall be uploading some videos as a proof!) 🙂 

 

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Another great thing is that the child is not expected to memorize any phonics rules! This is one of the great strengths of this program. No need to force your child into endless repetition. In fact, it is quite the opposite – they will be chasing you to have a chance to repeat what they’ve learned in the last lesson. At least, that is how it is in our house!

In just 12 weeks, you will find yourself amazed at your child’s reading progress and their ability to enjoy books on their own. 

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

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Teaching your child to read also helps in bonding between the parent and the child. This, in turn, helps with the child’s confidence and positive association with reading.

Devoid of any pressure to learn, your child will enjoy this task and never identify reading with a boring chore or something that just has to be done in the classroom. 

Reading is at the center of formal education. Teaching your child to read early on gives them a head start and a future that is set for success. 

A child who learns reading early on has a greater vocabulary, better general knowledge, they are more fluent readers, and concentrate easier on given tasks in any subject.

 

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14 thoughts on “Children Learning Reading – Teach Your Child How to Read!

  1. Hi Alenka! Wow, I’m literally speachless. My son is pretty much the same age as your kids are and it never came to my mind to teach him how to read. That is because we mainly spend our time playing together, painting, making music and the like. I am really, really surprised that there are programs out there teaching kids such a valuable skill at such a young age. The number one issue and top priority for me would be that it learning and teaching has to be fun (for both me as dad as well as my son). But according to your review, that is the case.

    Awesome! Challenge accepted 🙂

    All the best,
    chris

    1. Dear Chris
      Thanks for the comment! Glad you like the idea of teaching even a very young child to read. Yes, fun is the most important factor when it comes to teaching toddlers anything. My twins even have a song and a dance routine before brushing their teeth! Pressuring them to do anything doesn’t work (at least not with my two). The idea to start teaching my children to read (or at least recognize some letters at the moment) is actually lead by them. They love their story time and find looking through different books interesting. Children Learning Reading program is easy to follow and a great way to spend time with my twins. They love it, and I enjoy their reading advancements!
      Best,
      Alenka

  2. I definitely agree with you on the importance to developing a habit of reading since young. But more importantly, parents need to make it an enjoyable task for children. If not, it’s just a short term measure.

    Thanks a lot for this informative post! Keep up the good work 🙂

    1. Dear Jerry
      Thanks for the comment and yes, parents definitely need to make the reading an enjoyable activity rather than a chore. I firmly believe this is possible when one starts super early because the kids then view learning of reading as a play or a game. It comes easy to them and they feel no pressure to perform. Children Learning Reading is a fantastic system that ensures just that!
      Best,
      Alenka

  3. Thank you for this information. I am sharing this article as I want my nieces to know about Children Learning To Read.
    When my children were younger I bought another reading program. It worked wonders for my little ones.
    I read the reviews and Children Learning Reading program is just as good and less expensive.
    One of my nieces has a 6-month-old and my other one is due in July.
    But I want them to see how important reading to your child is as well as the wonderful programs there are to help them with reading when they are a little older.
    I have seen the difference it made between not having it with my older children (only 1 out of 3 did good in school) and having it with my younger children (3 out of 4 did awesome in school).
    I agree with you that this is a must if education for your child is important to you.

    1. Dear Lee Ann
      Thanks for the comment. Very glad you agree that the very early education is so very important for our children’s success in life. I hear from so many people who just leave it up to the school to do all the hard work. Sadly, the classes are large (unless one is paying super-expensive private education). Also, by the time the child has started the proper schooling, years have passed and they have missed on great opportunities to read and improve their vocabulary and the fluency in reading.
      Thank you so much for sharing this with your niece! Very much hope she will like the Children Learning Reading program.
      Best,
      Alenka

  4. Ooo this is something really interesting as my son is 15 months old and has not yet begun to talk. I am worried about his communication development but I know that when I call his name he answers with a “AHHHH” not so much a “YES MOM” more of a “UHHHH” or “AHHH” like (yes, I hear you calling me, this is the best I can do to respond! ) but other than that, no words. He points alot and seems to hear fine. I just want him to be able to start talking soon so I can move on to reading because I want him to enjoy the little books we have for him. Any ideas on how to encourage talking for toddlers and when are they supposed to begin speaking and how many words should they know at 15 months? Thank you

    1. Dear Sophia
      Thanks for your comment. Awww your little boy sounds so sweet! Honestly, I wouldn’t worry too much. My daughter has just started speaking now (now she speaks non-stop ehhehe) and she is two and a half! Her twin brother, started speaking at around 12 months, already displaying amazing ability to say the words and in two languages (I am raising them bilingual). My daughter was assessed by the speech therapist and everything was fine. This particular speech therapist very much frowned at the idea that the children were being raised bilingual, but that is just nonsense if you ask me (and the actual experts too!). If you’d like to encourage your son to speak, do repeat his sounds to him, read to him, repeat the same words in the books (toddlers LOVE repetition!). When you speak to him, try to have eye contact too. Otherwise, it doesn’t hurt to go to the local speech therapist just to make sure everything is as it should be, as I’m sure it is 🙂 This is my article, where I discuss this topic into more detail if you are interested: https://twinsbabyduo.com/twin-toddlers-talking
      Wishing you and your boy a lovely day,
      Alenka

  5. Amazing! My kids are a little older now, but I have some younger nephews, so I’m definitely going to tell my sisters about this program. I wish this was around (or I knew about it) when my kids were younger. They both ended up needed extra help in school for reading. I bet had I started them earlier with a program like this, they wouldn’t have needed the extra support.

    1. Dear Christina
      Thanks for the comment and very glad your sister might find the program useful. It is excellent! The situation you have described is the situation that one wishes to avoid when children are of school age, isn’t it? There is so much to learn when the school starts there is no time left in the classroom to pay attention to individual progress and some children naturally fall behind. Sadly, many children don’t get that extra help with reading and stay poor readers for life. Children Learning Reading was a light bulb moment for me. Since I have twins, it will mean double the same school work, and I’d like for them (and me!) to be as best prepared as possible. So, as far as reading is concerned, we have started already. They, of course, think it’s all a game and enjoy it tremendously. It would make me so happy if they always viewed reading with such enthusiasm, and I think this program might enable us to achieve just that.
      Have a lovely day,
      Alenka

  6. Excellent post!
    I have a little girl and I would have loved to come across your site two years ago. She is now 4 and we are teaching her how to read and her alphabet ect. To know that we can start early sure helps and to find something that makes it easier for us busy parents is great. I never knew about phonemic awareness though we do sound out words using that technique.
    Great information here!
    Best of luck to you!

    1. Dear Brett
      Thanks for the comment and how lovely your little girl is learning to read! It must be so nice watching her discover new worlds in books all by herself :).
      Children Learning Reading is truly a fantastic program! My twins are two and a half, and already they’ve learned the alphabet (just singing it at the moment) and a couple of letters. The best thing is, they absolutely love it! In fact, this is their favorite activity at the moment.
      Best,
      Alenka

  7. Hi Alenka,

    Great article. I don’t think people realize how easy it is to teach kids to read at an early age. In my opinion, most kids should be reading well before kindergarten. If they know how to read, everything else comes much easier to them.

    Thanks so much for the great article.

    1. Dear Kevin
      Thanks for the comment! Yes, I could not agree more – the kids should definitely be able to read before they start kindergarten. I didn’t think it would be easy to teach my twins to read since they are only toddlers. Children Learning Reading program has changed my mind regarding this and teaching my son and daughter letters and short words is now our favorite activity. They are learning without any pressure to memorize or compete with their peers in the classroom. I love reading so much, and it would make me so very happy if my children would love books as much.
      Have a great day,
      Alenka

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