5 THINGS TO BEWARE OF WHEN CHOOSING A PHONICS READING PROGRAM
by Mary Follin
Looking for a phonics reading program? Many parents are wondering how to teach their children to read using phonics, but don't know where to begin. If your child's school is not using a direct instruction phonics-based approach to teaching reading, you may even feel a sense of urgency about choosing the right program.
Maybe you've researched the leading phonics reading programs, only to find you don't quite know what they do. You see lots of entertainment, screen watching, and multiple skill levels to choose from, but it all feels so confusing. (One program even advertises 10,000 activities. Whew! That's a lot!)
The bottom line is, every child is different. Every program is different, too, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. (Check out my reviews of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, Reading Eggs, Teach Your Monster to Read, and Hooked on Phonics.)
The good news is, phonics is MUCH easier to teach than you might think. Check out below the 5 key things to watch out for when choosing a phonics reading program for your child.