Where boys learn to read with CONFIDENCE!
Where else can a child learn the sounds of just three letters and then read their first book?
"I'm a mom to six darling boys."
“I must confess, I didn’t like children until I held my first; then I wanted a dozen! I homeschooled my sons for more than a decade and my favourite part was snuggling on the couch, helping them sound out their first words.”
"We save time when we make learning enjoyable."
“There are children struggling to read because the steps they are given are too big and progress too quickly; this feels TERRIBLE. This can lead them to think there is something wrong with them because they find reading harder than their classmates (truly heart breaking to see).
Learning to read feels good when children are set up to win by giving them small, easily mastered steps that progress smoothly – that’s the way confidence is built; with a series of small wins that build up to A to Z reading. A child’s first impression of reading needs to be one where they experience success, so they know they can, because Henry Ford was right when he said ‘Wether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right’.”
"Boys face unique challenges in the classroom!"
“Boys are physical; they want to wrestle, compete, and go on adventures. They don’t tend to fit neatly into a classroom which is part of why they are behind girls when it comes to literacy. There is a literacy gender gap, around the world, where boys are behind girls by as much as ten percent – starting in kindergarten. This is a real problem that needs attention. I suggest that we leverage this natural inclination, instead of trying to change it, by adding phonics to activities they already love. I’m not saying we should embrace chaos or forget about teaching manners and self control, but for the sake of literacy, we need to sprinkle physical movement into teaching activities so all learning styles are accommodated.”
Each book introduces two to three letters until your child is reading with the whole alhabet.
Simple and adorable illustrations with sweet story lines.
Taking small steps toward a goal adds up to big confidence.
Enjoy positive, mindful affirmations in each book.
How to help boys read ~ simplified!
Each book, consecutively, builds on the others.
Boys face unique challenges in the classroom: they tend to be competetive, adventurous and want to move a lot. Let’s use this to their advantage by:
- Adding physical movement to learning activities: hopscotch, letter dice, letter balls
- Reading books that have adventure in them
- STOP using books for reading practice where Kindergarten and Grade 1 students have the ability to sound out less than half of the words (so discouraging).
- Use books for reading practice where all of the words can be successfully read by Kindergarten and Grade 1 students – from beginning to end (very encouraging). This is CRUCIAL.