Reading Skills Program for 4-Year-Olds & Kindergartners

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.

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.

The Early Reading Skills Your Child Needs to Learn and Why They’re Important

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.

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.

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 in great phonics readers and 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.

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.

A Proven Program That Builds Reading Skills and Excitement About Books

The 8-Week Program Includes:

Terrific Books

In this program, your child will receive some of the very best picture books available, filled with beautiful illustrations and compelling stories that capture kids’ imaginations. Hearing one of these great books read aloud each week 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

Exciting Weekly Live Online Classes

You and your child will attend a 1-hour online class led by an expert teacher who makes learning to read easy and fun. In every class, the teacher reads a wonderful picture book aloud and leads comprehension-building activities and phonics and sight word instruction and games. Your child will have a really positive experience with books and get all the encouragement and support he or she needs.

“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

Outstanding Teachers

Institute instructors understand the path students follow from being a pre-reader to a literate adult. Your teacher will provide the encouragement and support your child needs to have a delightful experience with books and make excellent progress with learning to read week after week.

Each teacher possesses a personal love of reading that makes a big difference in the way kids see their relationship to books. Your child will be inspired to participate fully and do his or her best in each class.

“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

Interactive Skills Lessons Between Classes

Between classes, your child will complete fun, interactive lessons that develop the early phonics and sight word skills needed to begin reading. Students also get lots of practice reading simple words and short sentences. Your child will be really excited about reading and come away with a feeling of pride and accomplishment.

“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

Individual Attention

Your teacher will get to know your child as a reader over 8 weeks. Throughout the program, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the teacher to ask questions or get extra help. Plus, you’ll have access to our on-demand “Reading Helpline” for questions about your child’s reading development.

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

Academically Endorsed Online Reading Programs

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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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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
Homework Helpline Some
No Long-Term Commitment Some
Under $37/week
Best Value!

Help Your Child Succeed with Learning to Read!

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

8-Week Reading Skills Program

Only $249

Plus $39 Materials & Shipping

Programs Available Now & This Summer

One-hour classes and short, structured assignments ensure that your child can easily complete the weekly skills lessons and reading practice. We have many schedule options and makeup classes are available if your child has to miss a class.

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

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

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