Reading is the first academic skill a child is expected to learn. All further education is built upon the ability to read. In addition, the process of learning to read develops study habits.
Educators do not agree as to the best way to teach beginning reading. They will never agree. Parents do not have time to take sides in the Great Reading Debate. The parent’s job is to see that the child learns to read by the end of third grade.
The reading instruction on this site is phonics-based, but it also makes use of word lists used by teachers who use “whole word” methods.
If you begin talking and reading to your baby at birth, you will have 1,825 days to expose your child to language before time to begin kindergarten.
REMEMBER: Learning to read does not begin in kindergarten. It begins at birth. Send your child to school prepared for reading success.