Unsure what your child needs to know for Kindergarten or Grade 1?
My child knows the alphabet; is that all that's required to start kindergarten? What is my child learning in class? Should they be reading by now? Which online resources can I use to help my child? How do I know if what I am doing is effective? So many questions, so little time!
As parents, we know that learning at home can be demanding. Distractions, a lack of resources, and not knowing how to support your child can be frustrating for everyone. 'Becoming a Reader in 75 Days' can support you! Unlike other resources, our course helps you understand the core skills your child needs to be a successful reader. The course provides you with a gradual guide to learning new strategies to support your child's development, phonics skills instruction, a series of fun, effective, and aligned learning activities, and finally, a way of tracking your child’s progress.
Bring this engaging, easy-to-follow resource to your home and build the learning bond between you and your child.
If you have any questions in relation to this course, or would like to purchase more than one seat, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course spans 15 weeks. Each week you will have access to a pre-recorded webinar and a series of activities designed to help you support learning at home. We recommend 30 - 60 minutes of dedicated time a day using the strategies and activities outlined in the course, however the course is flexible and you will see great progress even if you are only able to dedicate 15 - 20 minutes a day.
The course includes:
Make learning fun and give your child the skills they need to succeed.
- 60 fun and engaging activities - that have proven to be effective with thousands of children
30 downloadables - for teaching phonics
- A weekly assessment - that you can use to track your child’s progress
- 15 weekly lessons - that you can do with your child is about 20 minutes to effectively build your child’s reading skills
The first stage of ‘becoming a reader’ usually begins in kindergarten or grade 1. This is when children begin to learn the relationships between letters and sounds, how sounds are put together to form words, and how words can be used to form sentences.
When children do not learn to read efficiently during the primary school years, it is almost always because they have not learned how to decode words. This course equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and sequence of foundational reading skills, which is focused on the decoding of words. It also provides fun and engaging activities for teaching children at home.
- The essentials of the Science of Reading and why it matters
- The sequence for teaching the foundational skills – a weekly ‘menu’
- Sixty fun and engaging activities proven to be effective with young children
- Eight ways to increase your child’s motivation to read
- How to instill ‘habits of mind’ that support children’s development
- Simple tools to assess your child’s progress
Children learn to read at different rates. The rate at which a child becomes a skilled reader depends on many factors. Whilst we cannot guarantee your child will master the skills in 75 days, we can give you the core strategies you will need to support your child in becoming a reader. Your child will make the best progress if you spend an hour per day teaching these foundational skills.
Our professional learning content was created by Dr. Doug Willms and a team of literacy experts. Dr. Willms, a graduate of Stanford University, President of the International Academy of Education, and a Member of the US National Academy of Education will be delivering the course and outlining the most effective learning strategies you can use with your child.