Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Childrens Learning Reading Program Review

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Children Learning Reading Stage 2I reviewed the Children's Learning Reading program  in exchange for review from Tomoson. The program helps parents teach kids how to read. The program is 49.95. I received a collection of resources, which included:
  1. Most common sight words book
  2. Stage 1 Lesson Stories
  3. Stage 2 Lesson Stories
  4. Children's favorite rhymes
  5. Step 1 lessons on teaching a child how to read
  6. Step 2 lessons on teaching a child how to read. 
  7. Letter sounds mp3s. 
I wanted to review the program because my oldest does not know how to read. My youngest has a language delay. Any educational tool, which can help both, is a good thing. 

Most Common Sight Words Book

The book provides a discussion of what sight words are. It also discusses poor readers and phonics. Finally the book provides a list of the most common sight words, such as eye, due, and try. 

Children's favorite nursery rhymes book

The book provides pages and pages full of nursery rhymes. Some of which include Little Jack Horner, Little Boy Blue, and Little Miss Muffet. The illustrations are well designed and colorful as well.

Lesson Stories and Lessons

The lesson stories and lessons help teach a child to read. Each story corresponds with a lesson. The books are part discussion for the parents and then the lessons follow afterwards. The discussion includes topics, such as phonemic awareness, blending, success stories, systematic synthetic phonics, sight words, letter names/sounds, and teaching upper and lowercase letters. It also discusses how the parents need to learn the letter sounds before teaching the children. Finally, it discusses how to teach reading and getting your child to participate. The discussion takes up half of Book 1 and the lessons takes up the next half.

Now on to the lessons: \the book starts the lessons with a disclaimer not to skip the discussion. If you did not read the discussion, the authors ask you to read it first, before attempting the lessons. If you are still anxious, the book provides sections to read first in the discussion.

For the sake of the review, I will focus just on Lesson 1

Lesson 1 focuses on the letter A. Parents need to teach the sound. The sounds are provided in the mp3 clips. Parents also can write or print off the letter A. The child will also eventually trace the letter A and learn A words (which use the A letter and A sound). The book does provide some A words and words with the A sound. The child needs to master each lesson before moving on to the next. The child will need to work at his or her own pace, versus yours.

For the stories, it starts with lesson 20. So it will be a while before your child uses this book. 

Brad knows the letter A and the sound. It is the only letter he knows. Hopefully, with progress, he will move to B and C. I liked the format of the program. It is simple, but the hard part is reading through the discussion. Take your time and learn about sight words, phonics, and letter sounds. The material provided will strengthen the lessons and your child's learning.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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