You guys really need to know about a wonderful new program to improve your child's reading skills called U Can Connect. It is VERY effective. I know there are a lot of websites out there (Abc mouse, Starfall) that get your child engaged in reading and learning letters and sounds. But this website takes it to a whole new level.
Every game is based entirely on proven and effective learning concepts that greatly improve your child's reading and auditory skills.
This program was started by Karla Jay from "The Learning Hawk", whom I've blogged about before. Her entire career has been devoted to child development. She is the founder of U Can Learn and U Can Connect. Trust me, you can't go wrong following her curriculum.
I've had the pleasure of using this program for 2 months now with Peter (yes, even my 4 year old is starting to catch on) and it has been amazing to see his progress.
The program teaches:
- Visual tracking, visual discrimination and processing speed
- Immediate letter and word recognition
- Good phonemic awareness skills
- Adept auditory discrimination ability
- Comprehending words in context
Head over to the website and watch the video. Click around. Try the free trial. See what you and your kids think. If you become a subscriber, you will be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift card to Toys R Us! Just in time for Christmas! Leave your email address in the comments to let me know you became a subscriber. Karla will contact you via email if you are chosen for the gift card.