I've come across a fantastic program called 'Children Learning Reading' by Jim & Elena Yang. It's a step-by-step program to teach your child to read in just minutes a day.
It comes complete with a set of sound clips that demonstrates the proper pronunciation of letters you'll be teaching your child.
The program also provides numerous stories and rhymes that are designed for the lessons and designed to match the progress of your child's reading ability.
Jim teaches his 3 year old daughter how to read using the techniques he shares with you in his program.
Jim does what he preaches unlike others who just tell you what you have to do instead of trying it themselves first to know if their techniques work.
Here's a video of Jim's daughter reading a book...
Before I could honestly recommend this program to you I had to try it first to know if it worked. I tried it with my 3 and a half year old nephew, Kojo.
I started using Jim's techniques with him the same day I got a copy... in the morning... and by the evening Kojo could pronounce clearly letter sounds and alphabets. Imagine what you can also achieve if you follow Jim's techniques wholeheartedly.
Other programs I've come across uses "whole language" learning to read... which is not effective... but this program is the only program that uses the alphabet letter names and letter sounds to teach your child to read fast by helping your child develop phonics and phonemic awareness.
This helps your child develop a strong foundation and this foundation will help him become a fluent reader.
Studies carried out confirms that children with a high level of phonemic awareness (individual sounds) have significantly better reading and spelling abilities compared to children who have a low level of phonemic awareness.
Stage 1 teaches your child the basics of reading starting with the alphabet letters and letter sounds.
Stage 2 lessons are slightly more advanced reading.
Here's what you'll teach your child in Stage 1...
This step will help your child associate letters to sounds, blend sounds to make words and also sound out whole words. Your child will develop exceptional pronunciation skills and will be able to spell correctly.
Here's what you'll teach your child in Stage 2...
ch , ph , qu , sh , wh , ea , ie , au , oo , ew etc...
It will help your child develop a keen knowledge of the letters and letter sounds. Remember nothing is as effective as repeated exposure and practice.
Take your time and go through it with speed you are comfortable with and more importantly, a speed that your child can handle with ease.
Remember that reading to children or in your case your child should never seem like a chore for your child.
Teaching your child to read should be fun, entertaining and a positive experience for both of you.
Jim's program gets my 100% recommendation.
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