Reading Head Start is an award-winning, parent-approved program that is teaching over 300,000 children between the ages of 1 and 9 how to read and how to read better than children five times their age simply by changing the way reading is taught. The current curriculum for reading teaches children to memorize words and word shapes. As a result, children are not actually learning how to read and are becoming more confused, as “bad, bit, lot, lab, and cat” all have the same word shape but do not have the same sounds. With Reading Head Start, the program focuses on teaching children the individual letters and how they change when paired with others or when subtracted from a word. For example, how the sound of “bit” turns to “bite” when the ‘e’ is added. This proven method is so effective that it has even reduced dyslexia. So, if you’re ready to improve your child’s reading skills or want to implement this powerful method into your own daycare or classroom, here’s what you have to look forward to.
What is Reading Head Start?
25 million children can’t read proficiently, according to studies. 25 million! That is a massive number considering reading is a key part of the curriculum in schools. However, it isn’t the children who are the problem. Instead, it’s the way reading is being taught in schools. The current method used teaches children how to memorize words and word shapes instead of actually reading them. This sounds simple enough until you realize that – bat, lab, lit, and lot – all have the same word shapes but entirely different sounds.
Reading Head Start changes the way children are taught how to read by focusing on the foundations of the English language instead of memorization. It teaches children how to read individual letters and understand how the letter sounds change when paired with others, so they can then read words, sentences, passages, and books easily and 5 times better. This is done with all types of fun activities, worksheets, printables, read-a-long videos, games, and over 200 reading lessons. All of the lessons have also been strategically selected based on the child’s age and reading level, using designs typical for that age group to ensure engagement and excitement. The lessons are provided to you systematically so your child can gradually progress and improve their reading. I’ll explain this in more detail in just a moment but there are four levels of lessons, with 10 weeks of lessons in each. For every week, you receive 5 activities with each focusing on one thing, such as introducing the sound of ‘igh’ or blending words together.
Most importantly, it’s fun! It’s fun for the kids to do and fun for the parents or teachers who are providing the lessons. To give you an idea of what you receive with the program, here’s a sneak peek:
- Lesson Plans
- 200 Reading Lessons
- Decodable Passages
- Picture Cards
- Letter Cards
- Letter Formations
- Sound Out Cards
- Irregular Word Cards
- Advanced Phonics Cards
You receive immediate access to all of this as soon as you purchase. The program is digital, so you can sign in and start the lessons on your laptop, tablet, smartphone or desktop computer. You can also download the content onto your devices for on-the-go reading, which is particularly beneficial for children going between two homes, during the summer, or while heading away on vacation.
Now, Reading Head Start is already an award-winning, parent-approved proven method that helps children learn how to read five times better than their peers. However, you can give it a try risk-free for two months with the 60 Day Money Back Guarantee as well, which is a great confidence boost.
Who is the Author of Reading Head Start?
Sarah Shepard, an English teacher for over 14 years, is the author of Reading Head Start. Just like many of you reading this, Sarah is also a wife and mom to three children. She created this program after she noticed her own children struggling to read, despite having an English teacher as a mom. This is when she began looking into the problems with the way children are taught how to read and with her education and experience, she was able to find a solution, which is exactly what you get with this program.
Overview of Reading Head Start
Reading Head Start is a comprehensive learning program complete with 200 reading lessons for children between the ages of 1 and 9. Each lesson is designed to create the reading skills for the next, so they’re all put together systematically so you and your child can easily process through the lessons to improve their reading.
The lessons come with a tracker for each level, as well as resources for the daily activities, whether it’s a video, flash cards, sounding cards, activity log, letter formations or picture cards. Each also comes with a break down of the:
- Activity Type
- Activity Form
- Group Size
- Step-By-Step Instructions
It’s easy for the adult to learn how to teach and easy for the child to learn how to read. To give you a better idea of the types of things covered in each level, here’s a look at some examples:
- Level 1 Examples
- Counting Words in a Sentence (Grade K – 1)
- Blending Syllables Name Game (Grade K)
- Segmenting Syllables Name Game (Grade K – 1)
- Identifying and Generating Rhyming Words, Body Part Game (Grade K)
- Introduce First, Middle and Last (Grade K – 1)
- Introduce Sound Segmenting Accuracy (Grade K)
- Level 2 Examples
- Introduce Letters (Grade K)
- Phoneme Substitution with Letters: Sat, Mat, Rat, Bat, Bad, Bag, Big, Beg, etc. (Grade K)
- Level 3 Examples
- Sounding Out Accuracy (Grade K, 1, 2)
- Word-Form Recognition Accuracy (Grade K)
- Irregular Word Fluency (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)
- Level 4 Examples
- Introduce Au, Aw, Al, Igh, etc. (Grade K, 1, 2)
- Letter Combination Fluency: Th… Igh (Grade K, 1, 2)
- VCe Rule Fluency (Grade K, 1, 2)
- Irregular Word Fluency: Your… Where (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)
- Introduce Multiple Irregular Words: Show, Small, Large, Even, Here, Why (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)
- Downloadable Picture Cards
- Downloadable Letter Cards
- Letter Formation: Teacher’s Guide
- Downloadable Sound Out Cards
- Irregular Word Cards
- Advanced Phonics Cards
Read-A-Long Video Course
- The Cat on the Mat + Worksheet
- Dan and His Cap + Worksheet
- Dan and a Van + Worksheet
- Pet in a Jet + Worksheet
- 50 Downloadable Books
- Preschool and Up
Reading Head Start makes reading easy and fun for children between the ages of 1 and 9. It’s an award-winning program that has been proven to improve children’s reading levels 5 times more than the reading skills of kids their age. It comes with everything you and the children need to get started and to have fun while doing so. And with the 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, you have nothing to lose.