Friday, May 23, 2014

Preschool at Home: Learning to Read at Home

I have decided that our main learning objective for the summer will be reading and handwriting. As you know I am constantly trying different things to find the right fit for Savannah and I. I also use all this research to form a blueprint for BabyM's learning path too. Of course, different kids respond to different things but at least by the time he is ready to learn to read I'll have a better road map for teaching him.

While doing a search on Amazon I came across this book, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. The title alone peaked my interest. The promise states that all you need is twenty minutes a day everyday for 100 days and you and your child should have a nice foundation for reading. That seemed right up my alley. I can do twenty minutes everyday.

This book has been amazing. Not only does it teach your child how to sound out words but it also focuses on reading comprehension and handwriting. I did things kind of backwards with Sav. I taught her the alphabet and each letter's phonetic sound then I taught her sight words. I wish I had found this book before we did sight words. It hasn't really hurt her but I see now where it would have been better to use this book to teach her how to take the phonetic sounds she knew and turn them into words with these lessons. 

Hopefully I am saying this all clearly, LOL…

Anyway. I highly recommend this book if you are a parent that needs a road map. The book tells you exactly what to say to your child. It doesn't get much easier than that. It is such a joy to see Sav sounding out words and actually reading. We are only about a quarter of the way through the book and I am really pleased with her progress so far. After her lesson we sit and read a book together. She reads to me and I help her when she asks me to.

Has anyone else heard of this book? Have you used it? What did you think about it?

*I am not a teacher. I am not in the education industry. I'm just a Mom teaching my child at home. I did NOT get paid for this review. I purchased the book myself.*


  1. This post soooooo got bookmarked. I will def need this book ASAP!

    1. Aw thanks! The book is a great resource!

  2. I think I'm gonna be needing this ASAP! Thank you for sharing Tia! I'm pretty lost with all these things, I need a guide! LOL

    1. No problem! This book is an awesome road map. I can not say enough good things about it. I have seen my daughter's abilities grow so much since we started these lessons. Good Luck to you!

  3. My daughter is 3 and has been begging to "go to school" so I am going to start doing pre-school with her when my 14 year old goes to school in a couple of weeks. I was curious about how old your daughter was? Is she around the same age as mine? I have heard great things about this book, but I want to make sure before I purchase it that I don't need to wait another year for this. Thanks for any input!


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