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Do you remember how old you were when you learned to read? Most of us do not. It is just something we all are able to do and we don’t think about or remember the work that went in to becoming fluent readers–we just are. However, did you know that more than 47% of children in the U.S read below grade level?
As a homeschooling mom, I have been able to guide my kids through the process of learning to read and it has been so much fun watching them progress from learning letter sounds to stringing sounds together to reading fluently. It is always great to see the “lightbulb” go off and one day you and they realize they are truly reading.
Learning to read isnt easy thought and in fact it can be hard and frustrating for kids. It is a major skill and it may take weeks, months or even years to master it. The one thing I have learned from teaching my three older kids to read is that making learning fun is vital. If it is perceived as a “chore” then it ceases to be fun and it makes learning to read that much harder.
In my quest to make learning fun, I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to check out the Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Program with my 6 year old. Designed for children aged 3-7, Rosetta Stone Kids online and mobile products are engaging, entertaining, and effective.
Rosetta Stone® Kids’ award-winning, research-proven technology gives children a head start with early reading skills—while unleashing their creativity and boosting their confidence.
Here are some of the concepts that children work on with the Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Program:
- Print Awareness
- Shape Recognition
- Early Vocabulary Development
- Listening Skills
- Letter Names
- Rhyming and Sound Awareness
- Letter Sounds and Beginning Phonics
- Sight Words
- Early Comprehension Skills
- Advanced Phonics
- Word Meanings
- Reading Comprehension
For younger children, the 3-4 year olds, 10-15 minutes at a time is a great rule of thumb. Older children can use the program longer, and should aim for 20-30 minutes a few times a week.
Here is a quick video showcasing the program.
Want to try it out for yourself with your kids? You can download a free trial of Rosetta Stone Kids Reading Program by clicking here.