I have three children. One 8 year old daughter, a 6 year old son and then our 2 year old "baby" boy. I'm sure every parent wants the same thing I want for my children. That they will not struggle too much in their lives. Anything I can do to help give them a head start is still not enough. I want the best for them. I never did very well in school myself but it wasn't for lack of trying. I really believe I was not given the proper tools to succeed. Children need us to give them those tools. They depend on us!
Reading Horizons ARV$349 that included:
Set of Little Books
Teachers Manuals (2 volumes)
Sound Essentials Student Manual
Reverse Listening Cards
Set of Little Books
At first the materials seemed very complex to me. I have never used anything like it and I really did feel kind of intimidated. Once I looked everything over I felt more comfortable. I realized that the materials were very organized and once we had gotten used to it I'd have no problems. I was very impressed with all of the charts, guides, cross references and notes. The Sound Essentials Intensive Phonics uses multi-sensory teaching. My sister is going to school to be a teacher and she says that by using more senses to engage a child you set them up for better success. Children will better remember things they have been taught while learning to apply what they learn. My son can sometimes be a bid restless but the Intensive Phonics keeps him interested. The common activity throughout the material is to have the student stand at a white board and work through some exercises.
My 6 year old adapted well to the program and after only 30 days I noticed he was not struggling as much with his reading and comprehension. What I was most impressed by was the flexibility of the program. This can easily be tailored to any child's needs in many areas including grammar and spelling. I enthusiastically recommend Reading Horizons!
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Reading Horizons also provides Webinars that you can join live or watch later. Past Webinar topics include:
Dyslexia: From Symptoms to Solutions
What Should I Say When They Get Stuck On A Word?
*I was sent items as a gift for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. Receiving a free gift did not sway my point of view.