First Aid can be used to treat injuries, or it can be used to prevent injuries from happening.
Reading First Aid works the same way.
Children can fail to learn to read in Grades K-3 and go into remedial reading.
Or they can learn the skills that will prevent reading failure while they are still at home, before they start school.
A child who does not know a lot of words will have difficulty learning to read.
Talking, reading, and playing at home from birth to five years builds the vocabulary needed by the beginning reader.
Even busy parents can build vocabulary by talking to their children as they go through the daily routines of bathing, eating, traveling, and shopping.
You can send your five-year-old to school with a full reading toolbox:
A large vocabulary
The ability to hear individual speech sounds in words
A knowledge of the letters of the alphabet and a start on knowing the sounds the letters stand for.