Program for 4-Year-Olds & Entering Kindergartners

This Summer

Help Your Child Succeed with Learning to Read

In this fun 8-week program, your child will build beginning phonics skills, learn to recognize common sight words, and start reading simple words and sentences. Your child’s confidence and excitement about books will grow, providing lots of motivation to keep learning to read.

This Summer

Help Your Child Succeed with Learning to Read

In this fun 8-week program, your child will build beginning phonics skills, learn to recognize common sight words, and start reading simple words and sentences. Your child’s confidence and excitement about books will grow, providing lots of motivation to keep learning to read.

An Easy, Effective Way to Give Your Child
a Head Start with Reading

Flexible schedules, weekly one-hour classes, and short structured assignments make it simple for your child to build early reading skills over the summer.

Here’s How It Works:

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In this program, your child will have great experiences with some 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.

“Our son was so excited to discuss the books each week. We enjoyed seeing him engage in the book activities during class.” – Mindi, Parent of a Kindergartner

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Once a week, you and your child will attend an exciting live online class led by an expert reading teacher.

During every class, kids participate in engaging book activities and games. They learn valuable beginning phonics skills and sight words and develop comprehension. Your child will look forward to attending week after week.

“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

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Between classes, your child will complete fun interactive lessons that build confidence and core early reading skills. We carefully structure the entire program to be manageable even in the busiest of family schedules.

“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

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Throughout the program, your child will get individual attention. 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.

“We appreciate the teacher’s enthusiasm and how well she connects with younger readers like our daughter. This makes the program very fun.” – Maureen, Parent of a 4-Year-Old

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girl in fourth grade online class

After 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 reader.

Your child will finish the program feeling really excited about books and reading.

A Convenient Program
with Great Results

8-Week Summer
Reading Skills Program

Just $37/week

8-Week Summer Reading Skills Program

Just $37/week

Summer Programs Starting Soon!

Key Skills Your Child Will Build
and Why They’re Important

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Phonics

Phonics instruction teaches kids the relationship between letters and the sounds they stand for. It is at the heart of how children learn to read. In kindergarten, students learn to match letters and their sounds, and begin blending these sounds together in order to read words.

When your child develops early phonics skills in our program, he or she will have a big head start on learning to read. Over time and with practice, your child will feel a real sense of accomplishment and gain confidence and excitement about reading.

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Sight Words

Sight words are the most common words kids encounter while reading, such as is, has, and the. Kids can learn to read these as whole words, rather than sounding them out. Many of these words have irregular spelling patterns or require advanced phonics, so it is much easier for young readers to learn how to recognize them by sight.

In our program, your child will learn some of the most common sight words found in books for beginners. The more sight words your child knows, the fewer words he or she will have to sound out. This means that learning to read will be faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

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Reading Practice

As 4-year-olds and kindergartners develop early reading skills, they need practice using them to read short words and simple sentences. Lots of repetition and reinforcement gives them the confidence to keep building additional skills.

In our program, your child will get plenty of practice reading short, decodable online stories. This practice supports the phonics skills students are learning, with words that beginning readers are able to sound out. Once your child experiences the thrill of reading successfully, he or she will want to do it again and again.

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Love of Reading

Learning how to read is a big challenge. Developing a positive attitude toward reading and a love of books supports children and encourages them to keep going.

Our program will help your child engage with stories as he or she listens to wonderful picture books read aloud. Having this experience builds kids’ listening comprehension, teaches them how stories work, and gets them really excited and motivated to learn how to read for themselves. Build a love of reading early on will have a lasting impact on your child, both academically and personally.

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

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Years

Students

Our Reading Programs Private Tutors Apps & Online Tools Other Educational Services
Proven Curriculum Some Some
Teacher Specializes in Reading Development Some
Engaging Classes
Interactive Online Skills Lessons Some
Carefully Selected Great Books
Personal Attention & Support
On-Demand Helpline Some
No Long-Term Commitment Some
Under $37/week
Best Value!
Recommended by 98% of Parents Whose Child Completed a Reading Skills Program

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

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

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

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Proven Curriculum Based on Decades of Experience

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Highly Trained Teachers Who Specialize in Reading Development

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Uniquely Engaging Live Online Classes and Interactive Lessons

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Carefully Selected, Great Books Shipped to Your Home

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Affordable Instruction Without the Long-Term Commitment

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

Help Your Child Succeed with Learning to Read

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

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

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

As leaders in online instruction for kids, we’re proud to offer programs with university partners nationwide.