Reading Programs for Kindergartners: 5 Tips
by Mary Follin
Researching reading programs for kindergartners? You and many other parents! Kindergarten used to be reserved for playtime, naps, and learning to share. (Remember those days?) Educators have since learned that kindergarteners are open to learning some pretty important reading skills, even at this early age.
And why not? Kids love learning to read, as long as concepts are introduced in an age-appropriate way. At this tender age, children can tolerate small doses of basic reading skills, as long as they're presented in a consistent way and lessons are kept short. (Kindergarten happens to be a sweet spot for our program, Teach Your Child to Read™. Lessons are only 5 minutes a day, which is about as long as most kindergartners are willing to sit still.)
Short, easy lessons are an obvious fit for your kindergartner, but they also make reading easy for you to teach, especially if you've never done it before. (Plus, you're busy, right?) With straightforward guidance from any of the reading programs for kindergartners on the market, you should have no problem teaching your child to read.
And be sure to take it slow! Even if your child is having fun learning to read, introduce each new concept one at a time. At this young age, children learn quickly as long as learning is delivered in small doses. What follows are 5 TIPS to make the most of any of the reading programs for kindergartners you choose.