According to the Nations Report Card 2009 assessing national education progress, by 4th Grade, 1 out of 3 are unable to read at Grade level. One of the best ways to promote literacy is to inculcate a healthy reading habit from young. In the Read Aloud Handbook, Jim Trelease explains that if you read enough books to a child, he will eventually learn how to read on his own. Teaching young children to read could not be simpler – all you need are books – and if you start reading to your child from babyhood, he will grow up with the love and appreciation for books.
If you didn’t start young and find it difficult to encourage your older child to practice reading, it is still not too late. There are many fun and entertaining programs available that make learning to read fun. Click ‘N’ Read is one such program. Boasting the title of the ‘World’s Most Advanced Phonics and Spelling Programs’, Click ‘N’ Kids reading and spelling programs are used in schools and homes in over 100 countries.
More about Click ‘N’ Kids in an interview with ClickN KIDS CEO Armie Carabet:
The following video shows a sample of the Click ‘N’ Read Phonics lesson:
To hear about all the features of the program, check out the video of their commercial:
From now until 30 September 2011, Click ‘N’ Kids is offering a “buy 1 get 1 free” membership deal for their online program. Simply key in the coupon code at checkout: 2STUDENTFREE.