Teach your child to read for free in 3 months – Did you know it is possible to teach your child to read in about 3 months, and for free? Being a Money Savin’ Momma, I was excited to read what one of our readers, Kerrie, had to say about this topic! Kerrie recently shared her experience with us. I hope some of you will be able to incorporate these techniques with your children too!
Guest Post by Kerrie Koupon Kueen: I bought the Hooked on Phonics system for Pre-K and I just didn’t like it. A friend of mine posted a picture of her four year old daughter (who is only a few months older than my daughter) reading a 3rd grade level book. She recommended Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. They claim it only takes 20-30 minutes, but as we got further along in the book, sometimes it would take an hour to get through a lesson. I think I struggled with it because I’m a horrible teacher. I tell people, “It was a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Maybe not blood, but almost!” But everything is scripted out (no guessing!) and once I figured out how to tweak it to my daughter, we got through it.
I was amazed what she was reading in about lesson 20. The book guarantees that your child will be reading on a 2nd grade level, but I think it’s when you finish the recommended reading list. My daughter started Kindergarten this year and she tested on a 1st grade reading level! We finished the lessons in May, but had to put a hold on the reading list because we ended up moving. If I had more time, I might have finished the list. But she’s reading! I love that the book shows children how to sound out. She will see a word that she has never seen before and she’ll try and sound it out. It uses the SRA system that is taught in some schools. It is the same system that is being taught in my daughter’s school. The best part about this book is that I only paid $18 for it. All I had to buy after that is a dry erase board and marker for writing. Yes, they also teach your child how to write the letters. And now I have everything I need to teach my other two. They claim you can teach a very bright 3 1/2 year old and any average 4 and 5 year old. I recommend this book to all my friends.
- You can get it at Amazon.com new for less than $15 new and much LESS if you buy used. (MSM here: If you use the FREE Amazon gift cards you get from searching online with Swagbucks and rating websites with iRazoo, this book can be totally FREE!) Amazon also has a scanned page of a lesson so you can see for yourself before you buy.
- Barnes & Noble has it for around $15 and you can have it shipped to a store for free. (If you go through a cash back shopping site like Cashbaq, Ebates, Shop at Home, or Mr. Rebates you can get cash back on your purchase, plus you get $5 free to sign up for any of these sites.)
About Kerrie Koupon Kueen: At the beginning of 2009 my husband and I started looking for ways to save money. I don’t claim to know everything about being frugal or couponing, but I’m learning. I originally started my own blog to post my showoffs for my cousin and sister in-law, but was quickly inspired by CAFM and their goal for a debt free life which has been one of my goals since March of this year. You can read my complete story at my blog, Kerrie Koupon Kueen.