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Help Your Child Succeed with Learning to Read

Phonics    Sight Words    Learn to Read Simple Words and Sentences    Love of Reading

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What’s the Key to Succeeding in Kindergarten?

Mastering the right reading skills.

Reading plays a huge role in your child’s experience in kindergarten. Children at this age learn a lot of important phonics skills that they need to practiceThey need to develop a positive relationship with books and reading. They’re expected to master new skills throughout the school year and build the confidence they need to successfully learn to read.

How Can You Make Sure Your Child Grows as a Reader?

It can be challenging – especially during the school year!

  • How can you be confident your child is learning core beginning reading skills?
  • How can you make sure your child has lots of great experiences with wonderful picture books?
  • And how can you make sure your child gets the regular skills practice he or she needs, week after week?

An Enjoyable Solution

Our reading skills program provides the structure and support your child needs to make learning to read easy and enjoyable. Under the guidance of a terrific teacher, he or she will have a great time learning new skills and listening to 6 great picture books—one a week!  With this program, you will be sure that your child gets plenty of skills practice and is enthusiastic and motivated about reading.

An Effective Result

When kids succeed as beginning readers, they also build the confidence and motivation to keep on learning. This is how kids in our program keep growing as strong, enthusiastic readers who succeed in school.

How Our Programs Work

Our programs provide kids with a great experience reading and learning. We carefully structure the entire program to be manageable in the busiest of schedules, even when school is in session.

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The Best Books

Your child will have great experiences with 6 of the very best picture books available. We’ve chosen these books because they are full of beautiful illustrations and compelling stories that capture kids’ imaginations. Hearing these wonderful books read aloud builds excitement about books and motivates beginning readers.

After-School Or Weekend Classes Once a Week

Once a week, your child will attend an exciting live online class led by an expert reading teacher. During every class, your child will participate in fun skills games and engaging book activities and discussions. He or she will learn valuable beginning phonics skills and sight words, and develop comprehension.

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interactive fourth grade skills development

Student (and Parent) Support Between Classes

Between classes, your child will complete fun interactive lessons that build core early reading skills and confidence.

Throughout the program, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the teacher to ask questions or get extra help. You’ll also have access to our on-demand “Helpline” for more assistance.

At the end of the program, you’ll receive a progress report from your teacher on how your child is doing, plus what your child should focus on next to continue growing as a beginning reader.

Key Beginning Reading Skills and Why They’re Important

 Reading Skills Program for 4-Year-Olds & Entering Kindergartners

Your child will have great experiences with 6 picture books carefully selected for the Winter Session. He or she will learn phonics skills and sight words and start reading simple words and sentences. Your child’s confidence and excitement about books and reading will grow. 

Winter Session
Just $249
Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Family Discounts Available

Convenient and flexible program schedules. After-school or weekend options.

“His phonics skills increased greatly during the program. The lessons held his attention completely – that is hard to do with 5-year-olds!” – Rebecca, Parent of a Kindergartner

How Do Institute of Reading Development Programs Compare to Other Options?




Proven Curriculum Based on Decades of Experience
Highly Trained Teachers Who Specialize in Reading Development
Uniquely Engaging Live Online Classes and Interactive Lessons
Carefully Selected, Great Books Shipped to Your Home
Affordable Instruction Without the Long-Term Commitment

“Her teacher did an amazing job working with her and other students online! She learned a lot and looked forward to the class each week.” – Kristen, Parent of a 4-Year-Old

Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program

Be Sure Your Child Succeeds with Learning to Read

Reading Skills Program

Winter Session

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Our knowledgeable advisors can answer questions
and help find a schedule that works for your family.

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