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Reading Programs

Teaching a child to read is one of the greatest you can give a child. By reading to them when they are young and then teaching them how to read before they start school, or in their early years of school, will help them succeed not only in education but in life. Without literacy they will have a continuous uphill battle as an adult to be successful, possibly even functional.
There has been many years of debate over whether it is better to teach with “phonics“(sounding out words) or “sight reading” (visualizing words). Sight reading is often referred to as “whole language”. No matter which you believe to be the “right method”, the important thing is that children are learning to read. Another option is to combine the two reading programs.
In our recent article, Reading Programs, we provide information and pros and cons of both reading programs.